Shadow wraith

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shadow wraith WShadow wraith.png
HP 40-70
HD 10
XP 773
Speed 10
AC 7
EV 7
MR 100
Attack1 27 (hit: drain speed)


Max Chunks 0
Type of Meat None
Resistances rPois+++, rN+++,
rTorm, rRot+++,
rSticky, rConstr,
rDrown, rWater
Vulnerabilities Holy, Holy wrath
Habitat Land
Intelligence High
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type wraith, shadow wraith
Flags Evil
Insubstantial
Levitate
See invisible
A mist-wreathed skeletal shadow, hanging in mid-air. It drains away the lifeforce of living beings.

“Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away...”
-Hughes Mearns ,_Antigonish_, 1-4. 1899.


Useful Info

Shadow wraiths are incorporeal undead foes which inflict the slow status effect with their melee attacks, much like wraiths. Having at least one rank of negative energy resistance renders you immune to this slow effect. Unlike wraiths, however, they are innately invisible, and deal slightly more damage with their attacks. Even so, they are only modestly dangerous on their own, only posing a real threat when they slow you while facing more substantial enemies or suddenly block your passage. They can be found in the lower portions of the Dungeon, the Crypt, and the Hells.

Tips & Tricks

Shadow wraiths are a very good reason to have see invisible active while exploring areas they generate in. Wasting turns in combat with an invisible foe when you intended to run away from something else can be extremely hazardous.

History

Prior to 0.13, shadow wraiths would drain your experience with their melee attacks. This change accompanied the 0.13 overhaul to draining effects.