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This page is about the monster. For the card, see Wraith card

wraith WWraith.png
HP 21-47
HD 6
XP 210
Speed 10
AC 10
EV 10
MR 60
Attack1 13 (hit: drain speed)

Type of Meat None
Resistances rC+, rPois+++,
rN+++, rTorm,
rRot+++, rSticky,
rConstr, rDrown,
Vulnerabilities Holy, Holy wrath
Habitat Land
Intelligence Normal
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type wraith, wraith
Flags Evil
See invisible
This undead spirit appears as a cloud of black mist surrounding an insubstantial skeletal form. Its eyes burn bright with unholy malevolence and hunger for life essence, on which it feeds.

“God, though this life is but a wraith,
Although we know not what we use,
Although we grope with little faith,
Give me the heart to fight—and lose.”
-Louis Untermeyer, “Prayer”. 1919.

Useful Info

Wraiths are evil, incorporeal undead monsters. Like most undead they resist poison and cold, and their melee attacks drain your vigor, inducing the slow status effect unless you have at least one rank of negative energy resistance. Although potentially dangerous in a crowd, on their own they are fairly nonthreatening. They can be found in the middle-floors of the Dungeon, as well as in the Crypt.

Tips & Tricks

  • You can summon your own wraiths with the Haunt spell, and Yredelemnul will occasionally gift them.


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