Ghasts were a subtype of ghouls.[2]

Description[edit | edit source]

They resembled very closely their undead cousin,[2][3][5] except perhaps being just a bit more slender and ghost-like. The stench of death and rot lingered around their undead forms.[2] This stench could often be smelled from a 10 ft (3 m) radius and was terrible enough to cause nausea, retching, and in rare cases even paralyzation.[5][3]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Like most undead, ghasts were immune to mind-affecting spells such as charm and sleep. Though they were known to be especially vulnerable to weapons made of cold iron.[5][3]

Combat[edit | edit source]

Ghasts were also far more deadly and cunning than ghouls, with their paralytic touch dangerously affecting their opponents, except elves. [2]

Ecology[edit | edit source]

Habitats[edit | edit source]

Much like ghouls, ghasts were typically encountered around graveyards.[3]

Languages[edit | edit source]

Much like ghouls, ghasts spoke whatever language they did in life.[2][5]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Ghasts often laired with others of their own kind or acted as the leaders of a group of normal ghouls.[2][3]

When it came to non-undead creatures, ghasts were often enslaved to demons.[5] Some ghasts acted as servants of the deity Kiaransalee.[6]

Notable Ghasts[edit | edit source]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

City of the Spider QueenCurse of StrahdThe Dungeon of DeathHellgate Keep (adventure)Dungeon #53: "Steelheart"Dungeon #48: "The Oracle at Sumbar"Pool of Radiance: Attack on Myth Drannor
Sword Play
Video Games
Baldur's Gate: Siege of DragonspearDescent to UndermountainIcewind DaleIcewind Dale: Enhanced EditionIdle Champions of the Forgotten RealmsNeverwinter NightsNeverwinter Nights 2Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth DrannorSpelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace

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