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quasit 5Quasit.png
HP 9-20
HD 3
XP 45
Speed 13
AC 5
EV 17
MR 10
Attack1 3 (bite: drain dexterity)
Attack2 2 (claw: drain dexterity)
Attack3 2 (claw: drain dexterity)
Type of Meat None
Resistances rF+
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Small
Type quasit, quasit
A cowardly little demon with a long, viciously pointed tail. Its sharp claws are coated with a venom that stiffens muscles.

“You’ll have to pay double reckoning; ’tis only fair you should pay for your dexterity.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, _Egmont_, I, 1. 1788.
trans. Anna Swanwick, 1914.

Useful Info

Quasits are annoying tier-5 demons whose attacks drain your dexterity. They've got high evasion and a wide variety of resistances, making it difficult for low-level characters to defeat them without taking some stat damage. They are one of the few demons you can encounter naturally in the upper floors of the Dungeon.

Tips & Tricks

  • Iskenderun's Mystic Blast ignores resistances, so it's perfect for the quasit, and Magic Dart is an option if you don't have Mystic Blast yet (though their AC will make it a slow process). Earth Magic like Stone Arrow or Sandblast (though you may wish to wield some stones to help overcome their AC) will also work. If you only have fire and cold damage at your disposal, use the biggest spells you've got; their resistances aren't insurmountable.