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Putrid Defiler (Diablo II)
These vile, loathsome beasts strike fear even into the black souls of Baal's own troops. Not only can the Defiler viciously attack using its razor-sharp forelegs, it reproduces at will by silently hovering near an unwary demon and parasitically infecting the hell-spawn with pain worms. These pain worms immediately travel to the brain of the host monster, and grow fat on the vile thoughts of the fiend. If the monster is killed while the worms are gestating, the parasites eat their way through the beast's brain and ultimately burrow out of its skull in search of a new body to inhabit.
Putrid Defilers have the Impregnate ability, which causes Pain Worms to spawn out of the affected monster after death.
Putrid Defilers are considered "bosses" by the game. Therefore, they are the only normal monsters that retain their own level in Nightmare and Hell, all other regular mobs receive the same level as the area they spawn in.
|Difficulty||Health||Resistances||Drain Effectiveness||Locations (Monster Level)|
|Normal||198-328||33||33||33||0||0||50||100%||Halls of Pain (35)||Halls of Vaught|
|Normal||216-361||33||33||33||0||0||50||100%||Halls of Vaught (37)||Worldstone Keep Level 1|
|Nightmare||1,129-1,835||50||50||50||0||0||50||85%||Halls of Vaught (62)||Halls of Vaught|
|Hell||3,433-7,438||50||50||50||0||0||105||75%||Halls of Vaught (81)||Halls of Vaught|
|Normal||227-376||33||33||33||0||0||50||100%||Worldstone Keep Level 1 (38)||Worldstone Keep Level 3|
|Nightmare||1,157-1,881||50||50||50||0||0||50||85%||Worldstone Keep Level 1 (63)||Worldstone Keep Level 1|
|Hell||3,502-7,588||50||50||50||0||0||110||75%||Worldstone Keep Level 1 (82)||Worldstone Keep Level 1|
|Normal||234-389||33||33||33||0||0||50||100%||Worldstone Keep Level 3 (39)||-|
|Nightmare||1,184-1,924||50||50||50||0||0||50||85%||Worldstone Keep Level 3 (64)||Worldstone Keep Level 3|
|Hell||3,571-7,737||50||50||50||0||0||115||75%||Worldstone Keep Level 3 (83)||Worldstone Keep Level 3|