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I think that you can stop being a werecreature by praying, can anybody clarify this? Geb 00:13, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

It's worked for me. Kahran042
It has worked for me too, but it has also not worked. I think it depends on what form you're currently in and if you have any other problems (like being Stressed) or not, and of course if it's safe to pray.Shmoo 00:31, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

It's also notable that you can return from werewolf form by eating wolfsbane. It'll give you a severe HP hit, but if you have a regenerating character or something it's worth it. Drinking holy water works too, with a less severe HP hit. This is all in Slash'EM, so mileage may vary. Personally, I can't understand how people play lycanthropic characters in Slash'EM. That shit is so irritating. It's easy to come back to human form if you're an Undead Slayer (you start with 5 sprigs of wolfsbane), but you have to find all your shit that you dropped, and it seems like every time you change (to/from lycanthropic form), you can carry a little less.

Zapping oneself with an Wand of Fire may have the effect of restoring human form. (Nethack 3.6.0) --Gautier (talk) 18:36, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Where have the other Were- pages gone? I wanted to put all their information here, but I keep getting redirected here instead.. hmm..Shmoo 00:34, 23 January 2008 (UTC) ...Nevermind, i wasn't paying attention... (I feel foolish!)

I have started editing the body of text in this article. Can someone please read it over and correct any facts that I may have misinterpreted? THANKS!Shmoo 01:40, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Can a pet be infected by werecreatures?--Preceding unsigned comment added by Orcchrist (talkcontribs)

No. Though I suppose a pet could be a werecreature.--Ray Chason 18:42, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Also notable that turning into a wolf will make you break out of your armor. This does not happen with the other forms. --Estragon 18:45, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

The way the "Resistances" section reads, at a glance it looks like eating their corpses grants you resistance to Lycanthropy. Maybe a clarifying note? ----Bray298 (talk) 17:14, 6 March 2015 (UTC)


Just in case it may be useful to people editing this page: the prefix "were-" comes from an Old English word for "man" or "person". So the word "werewolf" originally meant "man-wolf". Consequently, it makes no sense to talk about the creature having a "human form and a were form": those would be the same. The best way to make the desired distinction is "human form and animal form". Netzhack (talk) 07:43, 13 July 2016 (UTC)