Spirit wolf

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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 It is retained for historical reference only.

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

spirit wolf hSpirit wolf.png
HP 43-60
HD 13
XP 412
Speed 15
AC 5
EV 19
Will 86
Attack1 27 (bite: plain)

Resistances rPois+++, rN+++
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type spirit wolf, wolf
Flags Blood scent
No poly
Phase shift
Sense invisible
A pale wolf-like apparition rimmed in ethereal light. It is a cunning pack hunter, running freely with its kin between the realms of waking and dream. The sound of its howl is a dire portent, for it heralds the start of a wild hunt – one cry answered by another and another until voices beyond count seem to fill the air from all directions.

Useful Info

Spirit wolves are the strongest canines you can find, and easily the most obnoxious. While they aren't that much beefier than standard wolves, they are as difficult to hit as blink frogs, and if one should find you it will howl for its pack, causing more spirit wolves to generate continuously just beyond your line of sight. These spirit wolves, which are worth some experience, will continue to attack you even if you kill the original spirit wolf. The total number of spirit wolves that can be called in a game is finite. When the effect ends, the spirit wolves in your line of sight will continue to attack you, while the ones you can't see will be saved for later encounters. Spirit wolves can be found in the Enchanted Forest.

Abilities: Spirit Howl

Tips & Tricks

  • Keep an eye on the Howl status effect they inflict you with; even if you finish off all the wolves currently visible, more will continue to show up as long as the status effect remains. Wait it out unless you feel comfortable handling the wolves and any other random opponenets you might stumble upon.


Spirit wolves were considered for inclusion in 0.14, and for a while could be encountered in trunk. However, they were removed before that version, and therefore were not included in any stable release.