Deep dwarf death knight

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.

deep dwarf death knight qDeep dwarf death knight.png
HP 63-98
HD 10
XP 883
Speed 10
AC 2
EV 12
MR 80
Attack1 28 (hit: plain)

Type of Meat Contaminated
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Normal
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type dwarf, deep dwarf
Flags Evil
No regenerate

For a list of all deep dwarves, see list of deep dwarves.

A deep dwarf warrior-priest of Yredelemnul that chants unholy homages to the dark god and calls forth the dead.

Useful Info

Deep dwarf death knights are devout followers of Yredelemnul, using his abilities to siphon away your HP, raise the dead, and reflect your attacks back on you. Like all deep dwarves, they do not regenerate health naturally. They are occasionally found accompanied by a pack of undead allies in the Crypt.


Spell set
Slot1 none
Slot2 Animate Dead
Slot3 Injury Mirror
Slot4 none
Slot5 Drain Life
Slot6 Drain Life

Tips & Tricks

  • Their tendency to raise dead units as zombies can prolong fights. If there are raisable corpses around (in the Crypt, this likely means those of uniques), prioritize death knights.
  • Their Mirror Damage can be deadly: don't attack them while Mirror Damage is up. Be very careful when using area-of-effect spells when they are around, particularly extremely powerful ones such as Fire or Ice Storm. It is a good idea, particularly if you are using console, to check them using x to be sure that they aren't mirroring damage.


In 0.15, Deep dwarf death knights were replaced by human death knights.