God's larva
Larva infobox
Summoned by Yog-Dzewa
Walk speed 1 tile per turn
Health 25 HP
Dodge 20
Armor 8
Resistant to Nothing
Immune to Nothing
On damage Nothing special
Range Melee
Accuracy 30
Damage 15 to 20 (17.5 ±1.26)
Attack delay 1 turn per attack
On hit Nothing special
Max level
30 for XP
32 for drop
Experience 0 XP
Drops Nothing

The God's larva is a special enemy summoned by Yog-Dzewa.


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God's larva
Yog-Dzewa is an Old God, a powerful entity from the realms of chaos. A century ago, the ancient dwarves barely won the war against its army of demons, but were unable to kill the god itself. Instead, they then imprisoned it in the halls below their city, believing it to be too weak to rise ever again.


The God’s larva will attack on sight. God’s larvae do not have free will and are obeying Yog-Dzewa. They tend to surround the Hero/ine.

Special notes

The God’s larvae do not die when Yog-Dzewa dies.


  • Try to slay them before more are spawned.
    • Slay Yog-Dzewa, so he doesn’t summon more larvae.
  • Obtaining a rare Vampiric-enchanted weapon can be a real boon when fighting Yog-Dzewa. If your HP gets below 50%, simply focus your attacks on the accumulating larvae, until your HP reaches a safe amount.
  • A Wand of Disintegration, and/or a Shocking-enchanted melee weapon, would be of great help in clearing them.
  • Use the larvae to your advantage, by making them surround you while you fight the eyeball, as the 2 fists won't be able to attack.
  • Do not underestimate this little guy; like the Marsupial Rat, they're dangerous in large numbers. Do not let more than 7 Larvae spawn. Their combined attack speed can finish you off if you're not careful.
  • The Scroll of Psionic Blast is great to use against the larvae, after defeating the eyeball. The scroll can do surprising amounts of damage, though this is inconsistent.
  • If in a desperate position (low health), and you need to get the key, and/or descend to D-26, unscathed, reading a Scroll of Lullaby (render harmless), and/or a Scroll of Terror (dispersal), & drinking a Potion of Invisibility, will give you the turns you need to escape, as larvae are susceptible to the Sleep & Terror debuffs.


Update Change
0.5 ADDED to the game
1.7.0 Changed: Newly-spawned Larvae are Hunting, rather than Wandering.

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