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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 It is retained for historical reference only.

raven bRaven.png
HP 25-42
HD 6
XP 262
Speed 20
AC 1
EV 10
MR 20
Attack1 14 (peck: plain)
Attack2 11 (claw: plain)

Max Chunks 1
Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Tiny
Type raven, raven
Flags Flying
See invisible
An opportunistic scavenger bird that is quite proactive in the production of carrion. It has a particularly unhealthy fascination with eyeballs and things resembling eyeballs, such as pickled onions, walnuts and olives.

“The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was ‘Why is a raven like a writing-desk?’”
-Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Useful Info

Ravens are fast, flying pests that deal relatively low damage. They are occasionally a welcome sight, as they sometimes spawn in a small vault that contains a few pieces of shiny jewellery they've collected, but they also appear as an accompaniment to various tengu or in defense of a shambling mangrove.

Tips & Tricks

  • Ravens are generally less dangerous than the monsters they accompany, but don't let that fool you into thinking they're harmless -- lightly armored characters in particular should watch out for them.
  • Try to limit how much of the flock can reach you at one time by retreating to a chokepoint. Area-of-effect spells like Fireball or the cloud spells can help take them down more swiftly.


Ravens were removed in 0.17.