Cigotuvi's Dreadful Rot

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Cigotuvi's dreadful rot.png Cigotuvi's Dreadful Rot
Level 2
School1 Air
School2 Necromancy
School3 Poison
Source(s) Book of Decay
Book of Vapours
Casting noise 2
Spell noise 0
Power Cap 100
Hated By Elyvilon
The Shining One
Flags Unclean
Rots away a part of the caster's flesh to produce a cloud of miasma around them. The miasma slows and powerfully poisons any living creature that lingers within - including the caster, if they tarry after casting. Most living creatures are terrified of miasma and will not willingly enter it.

Cigotuvi's Dreadful Rot is a level 2 Necromancy/Air Magic/Poison Magic spell which creates a cloud of miasma on your tile.

Hedge Wizards start with this spell in their libraries.

Useful Info

Creates a cloud of miasma on the user's tile. This slows, heavily poisons, and damages any creature that steps inside. Undead and nonliving monsters, as well as those with

You are immune to this cloud while you cast this spell, but vulnerable thereafter. I.e. you must move away from the cloud on the turn after you cast this spell to avoid getting hurt.

Each cast will temporarily drain about 9% of the player's max HP.[1] This can be cured by gaining XP.


Most monsters in the early game won't willingly walk through the miasma cloud. In a hallway, you can create a cloud, then attack behind it for a few turns. It can also be used to escape foes, if used in a hallway.

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