Mythos
Enemy

Monster. Abomination.

Fight: 6. Health: 1. Evade: 3.
Damage: 2. Horror: 2.

Massive.

Brood of Yog-Sothoth gets +1 health and cannot be damaged or attacked except using the ability on Esoteric Formula.

Victory 1.
"I believe there’s a chance of putting it out of business."
–H.P. Lovecraft, "The Dunwich Horror"
Tomasz Jedruszek
Undimensioned and Unseen #255. Undimensioned and Unseen #23-27.
Brood of Yog-Sothoth
FAQs (taken from the official FAQ or FFG's responses to the official rules question form)
  • The Forced effect on Rampaging Creatures, Biding Its Time and Horrors Unleashed moves each Brood of Yog-Sothoth in play. If you have multiple Broods in play, after selecting a random location for the first brood, select another random location for the second and so on. It is possible that all Broods will try to move to the same place.

  • The Forced effect moves each Brood of Yog-Sothoth irrespective of if they were at the same location as an investigator or not, and irrespective of whether they are ready or exhausted.
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Reviews

Did they forget the "elite" keyword on these monsters? Otherwise you can use the following cards, to get rid of them:

However you don't get victory points, as an enemy needs to be properly defeated, to be added to the victory display.

Does the damage bonus from Lita Chantler work against this creature? It seems yes, because lita second ability is a reaction, that starts with "when", so it's effect happens before the trigger is resolved: "

"when an investigator...that investigator deals +1 damage."

So the damage is added to that from Esoteric Formula, not dealt by lita herself. So Lita's damage bonus should work with Esoteric Formula.

Django · 1652
I'd say it's debatable that they "forgot" to add the elite keyword. The inherent card text provides way more protection than the elite keyword would, but on the other hand I'm sure they didn't intent to have these things end up in the encounter deck. — Pizzagoat · 1
What do you think about this one, speaking of non - elite ? — Dark Oracle · 1
https://arkhamdb.com/card/01068 — Dark Oracle · 1
If you have Lita in your deck, you're playing outside official rules anyway. — CSerpent · 66
Mind Wipe is also pretty effective (makes it 1 HP, removes damage restriction, meaning it can be auto killed by Beat Cop, Zoe's Cross, etc). — cferejohn · 1
Mind Wipe also removes "Victory 1", so the creatures won't be added to the victroy display, like with above cards. — Django · 1652
I have a suspicion the absence of the Elite keyword is deliberate to make sure you can use of cards like stray cat, bait and switch or bind monster on them to get away or what not. The fact it enables the disk or close call possibly wasnt a big concern to them designers since they may come back around in due course and you miss the VP if they dont. Note also that while mind wipe also does remove the VP (i think) its still useful for weakening it ideally down to 1 hp ready to finish it off for good next turn. It also turns off massive letting team mates walk away without attacks of opportunity possibly. — StartWithTheName · 7925
It seems to me that "I'll see you in hell" (from A Phantom of Truth) could be used as well. No attack or damage; the enemy is just defeated. — CSerpent · 66
Waylay from The Pallid Mask has the same effect as "I'll see you in hell!" And you don't have to blow yourself up to do it. — Tiktakkat · 15
Would Hypnotic Gaze does damage on Brood of Yog-Sothoth? — liwl0115 · 7
Would Zoeys Elder Sing effect trigger an additional damage? — Planetkill · 1