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.

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

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.
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