Mist wolf

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A mist wolf, d, is a type of monster that appears in SLASH'EM, SlashTHEM and Hack'EM. The mist wolf is a carnivorous canine that is among the most dangerous non-unique canines in the variants where it can be encountered.

A mist wolf possesses a pair of bite attacks - the first bite is strong and can inflict cold damage.

In SLASH'EM and SlashTHEM, mist wolves hit as +2 weapons and require a +1 weapon or better to be hit.


Randomly generated mist wolves are always created hostile. They appear in small groups, and are not randomly generated in Gehennom.

Mist wolves appear among the random d that are part of the first quest monster class for Samurai and make up 24175 of the monsters randomly generated on the Samurai quest. They also appear among the random d that are part of the second quest monster class for Yeomen and make up 6175 of the monsters randomly generated on the Yeoman quest.


The mist wolf has attack strength comparable to that of the hell hound: though it lacks a breath weapon, it is faster in comparison, increasing the amount of damage it can inflict. Cold resistance will prevent any damage from the first bite attack.


The mist wolf first appears in SLASH 6.

In the defunct Drow quest, several mist wolves were generated on some of the floors at level creation: one in each of the upper filler levels, two in each of the lower filler levels, and eight on the goal level. Mist wolves could also appear among the random d that made up 14% of the monsters randomly generated there.


The encyclopedia entry may come from the Shannara series of high fantasy novels written by Terry Brooks, where it is part of an in-universe bestiary.

Encyclopedia entry

This hazy canine (_canis precipitous_) is thought to have a good
heart hiding somewhere within its green, silky hide. Unfortunately,
the beast is usually ravenous, as its diet of mist is not
very filling, at least compared to human flesh.

[ The New Bestiary, Wizard Endlebrook ]