Version 0.29: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
For a list of all worms, see list of worms.
|Attack1|| 12 (bite: plain)
| A giant annelid, glistening with slime, with unusually large teeth.
“While the angels, all pallid and wan,
Worms are early-game monsters that are durable and powerful. Though they are quite slow, their fast regeneration can make them difficult to kite unless you can deal enough damage quickly enough. They can be found as early as Dungeon:1 and are an excellent food source.
Tips & Tricks
- Worms have high damage and HP for their level, so don't be afraid to take a few steps back and pelt them from afar if they're getting the better of you in melee.
- Poisoning a worm, then backing up while the poison works its magic, is one of the safer ways to deal with them. You may have to poison it a few times to counter its regeneration.
- Any non-naga character can easily kill a lone worm by kiting it with a spear, even with no training (though it may take a while).
- Prior to 0.17, worms had slightly more max HP, but didn't have fast regeneration.