Small abomination

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
small abomination xSmall abomination.png
HP 17-36
HD 6
XP 122
Speed 7 - 15
AC 6
EV 9
Will 40
Attack1 23 (hit: plain)

Resistances rPois+++
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Undead
Size Large
Type small abomination, small abomination
Flags Evil
No regenerate
A hideous mass of body parts. Each varies in speed and durability by the nature of whatever unfortunates were used to make it.

“No — it wasn't that way at all. It was everywhere — a gelatin — a slime yet it had shapes, a thousand shapes of horror beyond all memory. There were eyes — and a blemish. It was the pit — the maelstrom — the ultimate abomination. Carter, it was the unnamable!”
-H.P. Lovecraft, _The Unnamable_. 1925.

Useful Info

Small abominations are mindless, demonic, undead horrors with randomized HP, AC and EV that stalk the Abyss. They are much less dangerous than large abominations, but can still be pests, especially due to their high speed.

Tips & Tricks

  • Though these are much weaker than the big version, they are faster. This makes running from them in the Abyss a challenge, and you generally don't want to stand and fight there.
  • Treat these like derived undead. They do not regenerate health and can usually be one-shot by Dispel Undead.

Alternate Tiles

Being haphazard collections of random body parts, small abominations can take multiple forms:

Abomination small.png Abomination small1.png Abomination small2.png


  • In 0.32, small abominations will lose their randomized attributes in favor of spawning with one of three permanent buffs: haste, might or regeneration.
  • Prior to 0.31, small abominations had randomized speed (7-15). They also gained several new tiles in this version.
  • Prior to 0.27, small abominations could heal by fusing with crawling corpses and macabre masses. Also, monsters could cast Twisted Resurrection, allowing them to create small abominations.
  • Prior to 0.16, players could also cast Twisted Resurrection.
  • Prior to 0.14, abominations could heal naturally.
  • Prior to 0.12, you could read a scroll of unholy creation to get a permanent friendly abomination.