The Grishaverse

A Corpsewitch is a Corporalki that can control the dead. The only known Corpsewitch is Nina Zenik, who was given the name "Corpsewitch" by Fjerdans.[1]

Nina is a Heartrender who survived the drug jurda parem. This changed her power, leaving her able to manipulate the dead.


A Corpsewitch can control the dead, and the remains of the dead. This is shown when Nina raises corpses in Sweet Reef to evade capture by the Dime Lions,[2] and when she is able to direct bone shards.[3] Corpsewitches are also able to control and spread diseases and decaying skin cells, a power Nina uses to create a fake plague.[4] Corpsewitches can also sense disease and communicate with the souls of the dead.


  1. King of Scars, chapter 35
  2. Crooked Kingdom, chapter 22
  3. Crooked Kingdom, chapter 13
  4. Crooked Kingdom, chapter 34