Deep troll earth mage

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For a list of all trolls, see list of trolls.

deep troll earth mage TDeep troll earth mage.png
HP 31-64
HD 12
XP 861
Speed 10
AC 12
EV 10
Will 40
Attack1 27 (bite: plain)
Attack2 20 (claw: plain)
Attack3 20 (claw: plain)
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type troll, deep troll
Flags See invisible
A particularly intelligent deep troll, its use of magic to tunnel through the earth allows it and its kin to ambush their foes.

“Buckshank bold and Elfinstone,
And more than I can mention here,
They caused to be built so stout a ship,
And unto Iceland they would steer.

They launched the ship upon the main,
Which bellowed like a wrathful bear;
Down to the bottom the vessel sank,
A laidly Trold has dragged it there.”
-George Borrow, _Lavengro: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest_. 1851.

Useful Info

Deep troll earth mages are a type of deep troll that has somehow gotten a passing understanding of Earth Magic. They are every bit as dangerous in melee as their uneducated brethren, and can blast you with shrapnel at range or dig out tunnels to pursue you if you try to run and hide. They can be found in the Depths and the Vaults, always in the company of several other deep trolls and often a deep troll shaman or two.


Spell set I
Slot1 Lee's Rapid Deconstruction (Nd18) Wizard flag
Slot2 Dig Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • The damage of their LRD is greatly reduced by your AC, so well-armoured characters have less to fear from them. That being said, an exploding rock wall is a lot less threatening than an exploding metal or green crystal wall. While it may be tempting to stand out in the open to avoid these attacks entirely, that leaves you ripe for surrounding by the other members of its deep troll band. Your best bet may be to get into melee range with one quickly, as they will not blast you if there's a chance they'll accidentally injure their allies.
  • Fleeing from deep troll packs that have an earth mage is a frustrating experience. Any rock walls you're attempting to hide behind can be dug away in an instant. Only rely on stone walls or harder.


Deep troll earth mages were added in 0.12.