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Version 0.30: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.

For a list of all arthropods, see list of arthropods.

scorpion sScorpion.png
HP 11-24
HD 4
XP 83
Speed 12
AC 5
EV 10
Will 20
Attack1 8 (sting: poison)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Small
Type scorpion, scorpion
Flags No skeleton
A loathsome arachnid, armed to the teeth. Its body is covered in a thick carapace, its tail is tipped by a venomous sting, and its forelimbs are equipped with a pair of sharp grasping claws.

“Those poisonous fields, with rank luxuriance crown’d,
Where the dark scorpion gathers death around”
-Oliver Goldsmith, “The Deserted Village”, l. 351-2. 1770.

Useful Info

Scorpions are dangerous bugs with powerful poisonous stings. They are faster than most species and capable of inflicting lethal amounts of poison damage. Scorpions can be found in the the early-to-mid portions of the Dungeon.

Tips & Tricks

  • A beefier adder. Low-level characters should try to weaken or kill them at range however they can. Remember to use potions of curing (or other consumables) if you don't think you'll win a fight.
  • Scorpions are vulnerable to poison themselves. Poisoned darts, Mephitic Cloud, and Poisonous Vapours are very effective methods of handling them.


  • Prior to 0.29, scorpions dealt 10 damage per hit.
  • Prior to 0.27, scorpions had speed 10. (They were made faster to replace worker ants.)