Scabies

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Scabies is the goddess of mutation, disease, and famine. Her alignment is chaotic (C) and her archangel is named Pestilentia.

Praying

When pleased, Scabies will

  • spread leprosy to all hostile, non-immune monsters on the level, but only if you are immune to diseases,
 You feel a horrible disease spreading.

As all gods, Scabies will also regorw your lost limbs and has a small chance of either summoning a friendly angel as a pet for you, or giving you a random item attached to Her (such as weeping blades, Acid Shields, wands of polymorph and more).


When angry, Scabies will

  • force the player to eat a LOT of school food (causing heavy poisoning) and lower their AStr and Dex by 1 point, or
 You feel your muscles softening terribly...
  • infect the player with leprosy, or
 Scabies unleashes a horrible sickness upon you!
  • poison the player for anywhere between 18 and 30 minutes.
 Scabies unleashes all her fury upon you!

As all gods, Scabies can also summon a hostile angel when extremely angry.

Altars

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Found randomly, as Scabies has no guaranteed altars.

Strategy

  • Scabies offers several useful status effects. Especially the immunity to diseases can make your life easier when fighting against zombies and constantly getting infected.
  • Her area attack varies in power depending whether the monster is splashed with the relatively slow-acting poison, or the acid which will quickly destroy any armor the enemy wears and melt their limbs off.
  • Scabies' polymorph effect transforms the player into a creature between the danger levels of 2500 and 10000 for anywhere between 1000 and 2000 ticks.
    • This means the player can transform into any creature between an imp and a metal golem. Early in the game this will be very useful, later on it will lose its charm. Lucky prayer in the Underwater Tunnel can make Genetrix Vesana a breeze.

Trivia

  • Scabies takes name after the Latin word for "itch", which is also used for a disease. Pestilentia then means "plague" or "pestilence".
  • Her negative effect does in fact make you eat actual school food, along with all the effects that brings.

History

  • Prior to v055, a prayer to Scabies always spread leprosy and didn't offer Disease Immunity, making her worship rather awkward as you would end up getting infected all the time.