Death cob

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death cob zDeath cob.png
HP 60-122
HD 14
XP 2278
Speed 25
AC 10
EV 15
Will 40
Attack1 35 (hit: drain speed)

Resistances rC+
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Tiny
Type death cob, death cob
Flags Evil
A dreadful undead cob of maize. Look, this one was probably a mistake. We're sorry.

Useful Info

Death cobs are undead monsters found throughout the Realm of Zot. Their fast attacks deal decent damage and quickly drain your speed.

Tips & Tricks

  • Avoid engaging them while near other enemies. You will be promptly slowed for the whole fight. That being said, running is quite difficult.
  • Quaffing a potion of haste or otherwise speeding up will nullify the slow effect for the whole fight.
  • Death cobs have relatively low willpower, which makes them good targets for Hexes.
  • Formicids have permanent stasis, which makes them immune to speed-draining attacks.


  • In 0.18, they stopped draining satiation, draining speed again.
  • Death cobs received buffs to HP and attack in 0.17. Their attacks also started draining satiation.