Searing wretch

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
searing wretch nSearing wretch.png
HP 105-213
HD 18
XP 1470
Speed 10
AC 4
EV 8
Will 80
Attack1 50 (claw: fire)
Attack2 30 (claw: sear)

Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type ghoul, searing wretch
Flags No zombie
An animated corpse alight with terrible fire. The flames are fueled by its regenerating flesh, which bubbles and melts as it grows. Its bite leaves its victims covered in flaming gore.

Useful Info

Searing wretches are incendiary undead found in Gehenna. Strong, tough melee threats, their melee attacks can also temporarily reduce your fire resistance.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you can afford to, try to avoid being in melee. Borgnjor's Vile Clutch, Disjunction, etc. can work.
  • Searing wretches are not fast, have no ranged attacks nor can they travel through lava.


  • Prior to 0.31, searing wretches had an attack that would apply Sticky Flame to the target.
  • Prior to 0.30, searing wretches had fast regeneration.
  • Searing wretches were added in 0.28.