Creeping Doom

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Creeping Doom
Ritual information
Deities Sek
GP cost 90 + 45 per maintained minion
Components holy symbol, prayer book, holy relic
Required powers Movement Speech
Learned At 100 levels faith.rituals.misc
Skills faith.rituals.misc.area and faith.rituals.offensive.area
Resisted By n
Angers? n
Type Offensive
Steps 2
Targets none
Description Summons a swarm of insects to kill for you.
Priestwiki Discworld ritual help

Summons a swarm of insects to fight alongside you. They are a type of minion.


Summons a swarm of insects which will assist you in combat, a more powerful version of dust devil. Also the victim of people screaming ‘Downgrade’, they no longer protect the priest in combat. The insects can cause temporary stat and skill losses with poison attacks.

What part plays is not known, it might make the creeping doom better at combat. Some of this skill is certainly needed to be able to summon the cloud. It also seems to determine how large a newly summoned doom is.

They can be referred to as cloud, doom, minion, summon, or creature.

Dooms can be treacherous: there are several circumstances which can cause them to "take advantage of your lapse in attention" to turn on you and/or your pets. Log showing this. These circumstances include:

  • If you try and fail to summon another minion
  • If they get too strong for you to control from devouring corpses
  • If you try and fail to feed them gp

If a cloud turns on you, you can "lose doom" to get away from it.

Clouds can be ordered to devour corpses. This makes them bigger and stronger, but it may also cause them to turn on you (depending on your own skills). Both the effect on the cloud and the odds of it attacking you go up with the size of the corpse, so feeding them very large corpses (such as those from elephants) is not advised. They won't devour a corpse that's been buried and recovered, and you don't get burial xp from corpses they devour.


  1. Tiny
  2. Small
  3. Average
  4. Large
  5. Huge
  6. Gigantic
  7. Colossal
  8. Enormous
  9. Humongous
  10. Unbelievably large

Help File

This summons a swarm of flesh-eating insects to assist you in harming others. It will not protect you, but will attack your enemies for you. To perform this ritual, you need a holy symbol, a prayer book, and a relic consecrated to your deity. A priest can only control one swarm at a time.


> perform creeping doom
You raise your hands, and swirl them about.
You speak the holy word of Sek.
You summon a cloud of insects.
Thousands of insects gather to form an unbelievably large black cloud.

Granted By


Learnt At

faith.rituals.misc level 100

Skills Used

Base GP Cost

It costs 90 gp to summon a creeping doom if you are not controlling any other minions, and an additional 45 gp per minion you already have.


Holy relic, holy symbol and prayer book

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