Necrophage

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necrophage nNecrophage.png
HP 16-38
HD 5
XP 122
Speed 10
AC 2
EV 10
MR 40
Attack1 8 (hit: rot)


Type of Meat Rot-inducing
Resistances rC+, rPois+++,
rN+++, rTorm,
rRot, rDrown,
rWater
Vulnerabilities Holy, Holy wrath
Habitat Land
Intelligence Normal
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type ghoul, necrophage
Flags Eats corpses
Evil
No zombie
A vile undead creation of the most unholy necromancy, this creature is made from the decaying corpses of humanoid creatures. It exists to spread disease and decay, and gains power from the decaying corpses of other beings.

Useful Info

Necrophages are grotesque undead that seek out corpses to devour. Their ghastly diet makes their touch extremely unhealthy, with a chance of rotting your max HP with every hit. When they do get a chance to consume the dead, they are fully healed.

Tips & Tricks

  • They're fragile enough that almost anyone can defeat them from a distance with ranged attacks, but if you have to face them in melee, a potion of curing can help take care of the rot condition, and a potion of heal wounds can fix up some rotted HP after the fight.
  • 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.