Rotting devil

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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 It is retained for historical reference only.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 17-38
HD 5
XP 106
Speed 10
AC 2
EV 10
Will 46
Attack1 8 (hit: rot)

Resistances rC+, rPois+,
rN+++, rTorm,
Vulnerabilities Holy, Holy wrath
Habitat Land
Intelligence High
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Medium
Type rotting devil, rotting devil
A hideous, miserable creature covered in oozing sores, afflicted by some horrible disease. Bits and pieces fall from its body as it shambles toward its next victim.

It stinks.

“The slow adagio begins;
The winding-sheets are ravelled out
That swathe the minds of men, the sins
That wrap their rotting souls about.“
-John Davidson, ”A Ballad of Heaven". Late 19th cent

Useful Info

Rotting devils are tier-4 demons that can rot you with their melee attacks and leave trails of miasma clouds behind them as they move. Fortunately, they are not very durable. They can be found in the Abyss, Pandemonium, and the Hells (primarily Tartarus).

Interestingly, other than their MR and holiness, they are identical to necrophages.

Tips & Tricks

  • Remember that they are NOT, in fact, undead. Dispel Undead and Control Undead have no effect on them.
  • Avoid their rotting potential by killing them at range with spells.


Rotting devils were removed in 0.14.