Poison Creeper
Poison Creeper

Class: Druid
Required Level: 1
Skill Tree: Summoning Skills
Cost: 8 Mana

Summons a poisonous vine that attacks enemies from underground.

Damage Type: Poison
Synergies: Rabies
Other Stats: Summon; Unattackable; Only one Vine can be summoned at a time

Poison Creeper is a Druid skill in Diablo II.


  • Gives synergy to:
    • Rabies: +18% Poison damage per level
  • Receives synergy from: None


Poison Creeper is the indispensable ally of the melee Druid. At Level 1, the creeper has 50 points of health, and can inflict 4-6 points of poison damage over a period of four seconds. In this way, the Creeper is used more like the Raven skill than a typical summon. That is to say, it is a supplement to the Druid's own attack strength, as opposed to an independent attacking minion.

Rather than killing opponents outright, it weakens them with poison damage so that the Druid can finish them. Or, a Druid can attack the opponents once or twice, and then leave them for the Creeper to finish while he focuses his attention on fresh, strong enemies. Against particularly hardy enemies it's also useful to prevent their regeneration.

All Vines are unattackable by normal means; that is, enemy may not direct their attacks at a vine, but can still hurt them indirectly, such as by area attacks. To compensate, Vines cannot block enemy pathing. The only time a vine may be directly attacked is when it is doing its work; for example, when a Poison Creeper rises to attack an enemy by poisoning them.

Poison Creeper lays down a "mat" of poisonous leaves whenever it attacks. This mat persists afterwards, even if the Poison Creeper is killed, with the mat duration increasing by skill level. Against groups of monsters the mat of poison leaves is surprisingly powerful. Re-casting Poison Creeper to a different location with unpoisoned enemies lets you effectively cover many areas in such poison leaf mats.


A more subtle ally, these intelligent vines travel through the ground and use their cruel thorns to poison any opponents they contact.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1234567891011
Life 50 62 75 87 100 112 125 137 150 162 175
Poison Damage
Over 4 Seconds
4–6 7–8 10–11 12–14 15–17 18–19 21–22 23–25 28–30 33–34 37–39
Level 12131415161718192025
Life 187 200 212 225 237 250 262 275 287 347
Poison Damage
Over 4 Seconds
42–44 47–48 51–53 56–58 61–62 67–68 73–74 78–80 84–86