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necrophage nNecrophage.png
HP 18-37
HD 5
XP 122
Speed 10
AC 2
EV 10
MR 40
Attack1 8 (hit: rot)

Type of Meat Inedible
Resistances rC+
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type ghoul, necrophage
Flags Evil
No zombie
A vile undead creation of the most unholy necromancy, made from the decaying corpses of humanoid creatures. It exists to spread disease and decay.

Useful Info

Necrophages are grotesque undead. Their melee attacks have a chance of rotting your max HP with every hit.

Tips & Tricks

  • They're fragile enough that almost anyone can defeat them from a distance with ranged attacks.
  • Followers of Fedhas Madash can simply pray to instantly destroy them. Be aware that doing this gives no XP, though it does grant you piety.


  • Prior to 0.16, necrophages could eat corpses to heal.
  • Prior to 0.15, necrophages could equip weapons and armor.