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Drifting Ruin
Drifting Ruin
First appearance Deluded Depths
Series Alice: Madness Returns
Ranged attack Energy balls
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Drifting Ruin are floating, jellyfish-like enemies made of black sludge and doll parts. They are not natural inhabitants of Wonderland, and are twisted creations of the Dollmaker. They lazily float through the air until they detect Alice and start attacking.


Alice: Madness Returns[]

After arriving in Barrelbottom, Alice set out to the Dreary Lane Theatre to attend Carpenter's show. When she landed on the platform, Drifting Ruin rose up from below and attacked her.[1]


Drifting Ruin are mainly composed of Ruin and doll parts. Their whole body is the Ruin itself with a doll head and four doll arms.


  • Energy balls – Drifting Ruin will periodically attack with two small blobs of energy in the shape of spikes. It creates crystal spikes if it misses its target.


The Drifting Ruin's weak-spot is the doll's head on its underside, which it will briefly display before attacking. Repeated Pepper Grinder shots will cause it to fall to the ground, carrying on as though it was a lost infant, at which point, it is completely vulnerable to any of Alice's weapons. Alternately, the Teapot Cannon can kill it in one shot; since Drifting Ruin tend to hold their position when showing their faces, this is an easy way to defeat it quickly. Upon death, Drifting Ruin will pop like a balloon.

In addition, when it shoots its blobs, Alice can deflect the attack with her Umbrella. If the deflected projectiles hit a Drifting Ruin, the creature will immediately fall to the ground, open for a beating.


  1. Spicy Horse (2011-06-14). Alice: Madness Returns. (Electronic Arts). Scene: Barrelbottom. Level: Chapter 2: Deluded Depths.