Holy swine

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holy swine hHoly swine.png
HP 43-76
HD 11
XP 833
Speed 14
AC 2
EV 9
MR 40
Attack1 20 (bite: holy)

Type of Meat None
Resistances rN+++, rRot,
rDrown, rHoly
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Holy
Size Small
Type hog, holy swine
Flags Flying
A rare celestial version of a usually filthy animal. They are said to be not natural creatures, but angelic beings who succumbed to hostile magic.

For a list of all holy monsters, see list of holy monsters.

Useful Info

Holy swine are one of the least dangerous (and also least common) holy monsters. Apart from their one-tile halo auras, holy-branded melee attacks, and fast movement speed, they are actually fairly boring opponents. They are occasionally found in Pandemonium, and are created when a holy monster is affected by the Porkalator spell.

Tips & Tricks

  • Like all holy monsters, they may be peaceful toward worshipers of good gods.
  • Holy swine can provide a source of chunks for characters who happen to be starving in Pandemonium. Worshipers of the Shining One or Zin will be punished for desecrating holy remains, however.