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"Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee. Ugly as hell. They're not real tough, but like to bushwhack you."

Health 80
Gib threshold -40
Attacks Slime spit
Drop nothing
1st appearance e1m2
Game version Shareware
Death message Player was scragged by a Scrag
† The data files for monsters that appear only in the registered version of Quake reside in pak1.pak rather than pak0.pak.

Scrags (monster_wizard in the QC code) are the only flying monster in standard Quake. Their slime projectiles are easy to dodge, but you'll need lots of room to move and a sharp eye for other Scrags. At long range, use the Shotgun, the Nailgun the Super Nailgun, or the Rocket Launcher. At close range, use a Double-Barrelled Shotgun. At medium range, if you have good aim and are far enough away not to be hurt by the explosion, you can lob a Grenade at a Scrag for a one-shot kill.

Scrags possess some cunning beyond the lofty standard set by the other monsters in Quake. They are constantly moving side to side (except when attacking), and so manage to dodge many incoming slow-moving projectiles. Also, if you duck behind cover while they are attacking, they may throw an extra shot or two at your last seen location, so you might want to be careful before you pop back out again.


Entity type point
Entity class monster
Dimensions 32 x 32 x 64
Quake-C wizard.qc
Precaches progs/wizard.mdl


Entity information[edit]

monster_wizard is the entity for placing Scrags in a level.




targetname The targetname of the Scrag. When triggered, the Scrag will wake up if inactive.
target The targetname of the entity to be triggered when the Scrag dies.
killtarget The targetname of the entity to be removed when the Scrag dies.


The monster_wizard entity supports the following spawnflags:

Flag Common Name Description
1 Ambush The Scrag will not wake up from seeing other monsters wake up or hearing sounds.

It also supports the standard spawnflags for difficulty and deathmatch presence.

Flag Common Name Description
256 Not on Easy The Scrag will not spawn on Easy difficulty.
512 Not on Normal The Scrag will not spawn on Normal difficulty.
1024 Not on Hard The Scrag will not spawn on Hard difficulty.
2048 Not in Deathmatch The Scrag will not spawn in Deathmatch mode.


FGD Definition[edit]

This is the format used by TrenchBroom and Worldcraft. Note that the model(...) parameter is not supported by Worldcraft. This does not include the Monster base class definition, which is also required.

@PointClass base(Monster) size(-16 -16 -24, 16 16 40) model(":progs/wizard.mdl")
    = monster_wizard : "Scrag" []

DEF Definition[edit]

This is the definition format used for most old Quake editors, including the original QuakeEd.

/*QUAKED monster_wizard (1 0 0) (-16 -16 -24) (16 16 40) Ambush


The original name of the Scrag was Duke of Sheol[1]