When unable to distinguish between the living and the dead, some demons end up possessing the bodies of the dead. This leaves them unable to return to the Fade, as corpses lack the lifeforce required for the demon to breach the Veil. Trapped in the physical world with death as its only future, the demon goes insane; the corpse will try to kill any life it encounters with no concern for its welfare.
- A shambling corpse is a corpse possessed by a sloth demon.
- An enraged corpse is possessed by a rage demon.
- A devouring corpse is possessed by a hunger demon.
- Walking corpses are generic specimens which only appear during The Attack at Nightfall.
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A malformed organ cut from the gut of a reanimated horror.
Understandably difficult to find, this ichor can sometimes be found in the hearts of corpses that have been possessed by demons and is naturally both thick and black. In the right hands in can be made into a very potent poison.
- Money, gems, potions/balms.
Corpses aren't blessed with many special abilities, so their only tactic is casting their single spell (if they have one); then they engage in melee. They can spring nasty ambushes (refer to Notes section), but this is rare. It is best to bottle them up with a chokepoint, using either a tank taunting or a Glyph of Repulsion. Generally, no particular strategy is needed other than wholesale slaughter.
Like skeletons, corpses are immune to Nature damage and flanking, and highly resistant to Cold damage (but they can still be slowed, frozen, petrified or shattered). However, they are vulnerable to Fire, so try to maximise on it.
- Corpses do not bleed; however, they sometimes leak a grayish-black substance from their wounds. It looks just like the composition of shades, adding further evidence that all shades are physical manifestations of demons without hosts.
- Like Skeletons, corpses can sometimes lie in wait for you on the floor, 'waking' when best able to surround the party (or at least the controlled character). They aren't detected by Survival in this dormant state, nor can they be targeted. Long-duration AoE spells/combinations still work, though, so if you see some suspicious corpses in the Circle Tower/Redcliffe Castle, it is recommended that you cast at least one. Paralysis Explosion works best, though Grease Fire, Tempest, Inferno and Blizzard are also good. If your party doesn't have these, a stealthed rogue should be sent into the room to trigger them while the others wait at the door.
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