Festering taint

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Festering taint
Festering Taint Colored.jpg
Level 86
Family Humanoid family creatures
Body Type Biped
Classification(s) Living
Area(s) Found Old Ta'Faendryl
HP 240
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Claw 408 - 420 AS
Bolt Spells
Fire Spirit (111) 369 AS
Warding Spells
Curse (715) 379 CS
Dark Catalyst (719) 379 CS
Disease (716) 379 CS
Disintegrate (705) 379 CS
Mind Jolt (706) 379 CS
Unbalance (110) 366 CS
Misc. Offensive Spells
Elemental Wave (410)
Grasp of the Grave (709)
Special Offensive Abilities
Putrid Air
Defense Attributes
Double Leather (natural) ASG 8N
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee 403
Ranged 291
Unarmed Defense Factor
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 327
Cleric Base
Empath Base
Paladin Base 296
Ranger Base
Sorcerer Base 340 - 380
Wizard Base
Minor Elemental 378
Major Elemental
Minor Spiritual 339
Major Spiritual
Minor Mental
Defensive Spells
Lesser Shroud (120)
Spirit Defense (103)
Spirit Warding I (101)
Spirit Warding II (107)
Wall of Force (140)
Treasure Attributes
Coins Yes
Gems Yes
Magic Items Yes
Boxes Yes
Skin None
The festering taint is a putrescent collection of rotting flesh and disease.  The gender of the taint is impossible to make out due to the scabs and boils which cover its skin, oozing out disgustingly.  Black and yellow rotting teeth are displayed in a mouth that is unnaturally wide underneath two black eyes that stare out with a frightening spark of intelligence.  No nose or ears are visible on the festering taint, but it has a mop of greasy, filthy black hair that sprouts from the top of its head.

Hunting strategies

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Other information

Purify Air (207) provides a significant bonus to defending against the Festering taint's Putrid Air maneuver attack. Divine Intervention (1635) will not remove the disease once it has taken hold.

An example of the putrid air maneuver:

A festering taint wheezes and gags, sending a vaporized cloud of its stomach's former contents in your direction.
Before you can move out of the path of the cloud, it envelops you from head to toe. The need to breathe eventually forces you to inhale heavily while still covered in the toxin filled vapors.

A series of reddish blebs begin to appear randomly over your skin. Though not very painful in and of themselves, they may signal something much more dangerous on the way.
Roundtime: 6 sec.

Scale-like, shiny blebs begin to appear on your skin, growing with frightening rapidity.
Roundtime: 6 sec.

Red spots appear on your skin suddenly. The edges are slightly raised and seem to be spreading rapidly.
Roundtime: 3 sec.

Dark, yellowish nodules erupt from your skin in very inconvenient places, sending threads of pain throughout your entire body. Some of the nodules ooze or bleed, others have made it difficult to move in certain places.
 ... 10 points of damage!
 Your vertebrae vibrate causing extreme pain.
Roundtime: 9 sec.

Itch Curse (715) will cause the character to drop items.

A festering taint points a putrid hand at you!
  CS: +379 - TD: +341 + CvA: -26 + d100: +99 == +111
  Warding failed!
A thread of swirling gray magic issues forth from the festering taint toward you.  It coils itself around your body, whirling malevolently before disappearing within you.
You shiver slightly as an invisible rash covers your body!  A feeling of defenselessness washes over you!

An uncontrollable urge to scratch the rash covering your body overcomes you, and you madly dig at it with your fingernails!

You drop your spikestar and greatshield!
Roundtime: 6 sec.

Spells falling from death of fresh spawn:

The very powerful look leaves a festering taint.
The white light leaves a festering taint.
The deep blue glow leaves a festering taint.

Spells falling from death of stale spawn:

The very powerful look leaves a festering taint.
The white light leaves a festering taint.
The deep blue glow leaves a festering taint.
The light blue glow leaves a festering taint.
The powerful look leaves a festering taint.
The wall of force disappears from around a festering taint.


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