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This page is about the monster. For the obsolete background see Death Knight (background).
|death knight p|
|Attack1|| 28 (hit: plain)
|Uses|| Weapons & armour|
|A warrior-priest of Yredelemnul that chants unholy homages to the dark god and calls forth the dead.|
Death knights are followers of Yredelemnul. As with deep dwarf death knights before them, they use his invocations to animate the dead, drain life, and partially reflect damage inflicted on them. They are occasionally found in the Crypt and its vaults, most notably in its branch ends. Outside of said vaults and branch ends, there is a 66.66% chance for them to have a band of 3-4 of Yred's gifts:
|n Ghoul||33.3%||W Flayed ghost||66.6%|
|W Wraith||29.41%||W Freezing wraith||35.29%|
|W Phantasmal warrior||17.65%||z Skeletal warrior||17.65%|
|Spell set I|
|Slot1||Agony Range||Priest flag|
|Slot2||Injury Mirror||Priest flag|
Tips & Tricks
- As always with Injury Mirror, it is a good idea to avoid potential self-harm and delay direct or long-lasting attacks (examples of the latter being poison and clouds) until after the status ends. Regularly checking in tiles for the status icon or in console with x over the monster is important to avoid significant damage.
Prior to 0.17, death knights could cast Drain Life and Animate Dead instead of Agony and Haunt.
Death knights replaced deep dwarf death knights in 0.15.