Plague shambler

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.
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HP 66-99
HD 11
XP 857
Speed 10
AC 5
EV 7
Will 73
Attack1 34 (hit: plague)

Resistances rC+, rPois+++,
rN+++, rTorm,
rRot, rWater
Vulnerabilities Holy, Holy wrath
Habitat Land
Intelligence Normal
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Large
Type ghoul, plague shambler
Flags Evil
No zombie
A shambling reanimated corpse. Trapped by evil spellweaving in a grotesque parody of life, this infected decaying body lurches about, seeking retribution on the living.

Useful Info

Plague shamblers are putrid undead humanoids which seek only to spread the horrific rot that fills their flesh. Their powerful melee attacks inflict both sickness and retching in their victims, and upon death, their body spills out a rapidly expanding cloud of miasma. They can be found in the Crypt.

Tips & Tricks

  • Particularly slow characters (nagas in particular) may wish to blink away as soon as they defeat a plague shambler, or better yet, kill them at range. The miasma will spread faster than you can walk or slither away, and no one wants to rot any more than they absolutely have to.


Plague shamblers were added in 0.13, replacing rotting hulks, and removed in 0.15.