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Abyssal wretches were a type of fiend found in the Abyss.[1]


The body of an abyssal wretch was a disfigured version of its original body.[1]


Abyssal wretches attacked a target with whatever weapon they could wield.[1]


Abyssal wretches were immune to all types of poison. They were also hardened against cold-, fire-, or lightning-based attacks. An abyssal wretch could not be charmed or frightened.[1]


Abyssal wretches were the unfortunate humanoid victims of rutterkins and sibriex. A humanoid bitten by a rutterkin slowly succumbed to a terrible disease, poisoning the victim with the corruption of the Abyss. If left untreated, the victim died and was then transformed into an abyssal wretch.[1]

A sibriex transformed a humanoid into an abyssal wretch in a similar fashion. Instead of physical contact, a sibriex was capable of poisoning a target from up to 120 feet (37 meters) away. When the target died of the vile disease, they were transformed into an abyssal wretch, under the control of the sibriex.[2]

The only way to reverse the transformation was via a wish spell.[1]



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