The sickness that has infested the Weald corrupts all who stay there too long. Those who have lost their way can become these nightmarish abominations. The Fungal Scratcher is a mindless creature that lashes at those who have not yet been tainted by the darkness. Because of it's limited eye-sight it normally only does moderate damage against its prey, and if it's too far away its unlikely to do serious damage.
However, if one of its allies Mark a Hero, it will know exactly where to strike for lethal damage. Killing it is no easy task either, because of its fungal infection that protects it. If you encounter these undead fiends it may be wise to destroy any enemies that can Mark your heroes, and have any Heroes in the front line retreat to the back if they become Marked. In veteran and champion areas, the Grabber and Crawler gain the ability to Blight. Caution should always be taken when fighting these vile zombies, or your heroes may never leave the Weald.