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Irredeemable criminals who end their lives in the waters of Lake Vizima become drowned dead, a very dangerous variety of drowner. Fate refused them a chance to amend their ways and return to society, so they remain villains after death, drowning innocent citizens.

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[]

Drowned dead are a higher-level variant form of drowners.

In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[]

Drowned dead return in The Witcher 2, however they are very rare and usually appear only at night near the site of Sabrina Glevissig's execution or near the bandit hideout . The are also classified as a subspecies of drowners.

In The Witcher computer game[]

Drowned dead
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The drowned dead are creatures of the night; they appear on the banks of ponds, lakes and rivers
Immune to bleeding, blinding and poison attempts; they are fearless, immune to stun attempts and the Axii sign
Sensitive to silver and susceptible to knockdown attempts; the Fast Style is most efficient against the drowned dead; experienced witchers use the Group Style while fighting multiple drowned dead
These creatures poison their victims with cadaverine; they often attack as a group
Ginatz's Acid
drowned dead tongue

Notable drowned dead[]

Journal Bestiary Entry[]

"Particularly strong and dangerous drowners are known as the drowned dead. Simple people see no difference between the drowner and the drowned dead — encountering either of them is equally deadly. We might suppose, though, that the most gloomy legends concern the drowned dead rather than drowners."




  • Their remains will not contain their tongues until you have this bestiary entry in your journal.
  • An "Old townswoman" in Chapter I will tell Geralt a tale of Drowned Dead in exchange for food. However, the conversation gives a journal entry for Drowners, not Drowned Dead.
  • A drowned dead has about twice the amount of hit points of a regular drowner; 50 instead of 25.