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revenant zRevenant.png
HP 53-108
HD 18
XP 1923
Speed 10
AC 8
EV 12
Will Immune
Attack1 26 (hit: plain)

Resistances rC++
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type revenant, revenant
Flags Evil
See invisible
A skeletal form wreathed in cold blue fire, standing astride this life and the next. Echoes of the lingering dead flicker within its ghostly flames.

Useful Info

Revenants are skeletal undead beings which wield ghostly fire, creating clouds which occasionally spawn short-lived spectral things and launching potent Ghostly Fireballs. Both of these attacks deal pure negative energy damage, and do no harm to the undead. On top of all that, Revenants can mangle undead players with Dispel Undead Range and attempt to escape when near death by blinking to safety. Revenants can be found in the Crypt and Crypt-themed Ziggurat floors.


Spell set I
Slot1 Ghostly Fireball (3d22) Wizard flag
Slot2 Spectral Cloud Wizard flag
Slot3 Dispel Undead Range (3d27) Wizard flag
Slot4 Blink Away Emergency flag,
Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Negative energy resistance will soften the impact of their spells and minimize the amount of draining you'll sustain from their summons. If you have it available, pile it on.
  • Undead characters can be torn apart with frightening speed if you give a revenant a clear line of effect. Kill them fast, or summon allies to hide behind.
  • It's worth noting that the spectral things will push their way past revenants, allowing them to tank hits on the revenant's behalf while the latter can continue to hurl fireballs from behind. Consequently, it is often best to fight them outside of corridors, so as to avoid getting pinned down by a tide of ghosts with no hope of reaching their creator.
  • Bolt spells or smite-targeted spells will make it much easier to take down a revenant in spite of its allies (though cold, negative energy, and poison spells won't make a dent against them). Even better, their skeletal nature means you can hit them with Lee's Rapid Deconstruction no matter how many summoned allies they have blocking you.


Revenants were added in 0.13.