The Depths

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Version 0.29: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
The Depths are the deepest part of the dungeon proper, subject to the corrupting influence of the Realm of Zot without being considered a part of it.

Depths entry.png The Depths are a four-floor branch accessed through a guarded portal on Dungeon:15. Its layout generally resembles that of the Dungeon, although it has a greater tendency toward open spaces and elaborate full floor vaults. Along with several entrances to the Abyss, the Vestibule of Hell, and Pandemonium and an entrance to a Ziggurat, you can find the entrance to the Realm of Zot on Depths:4, guarded by a variety of draconian guards.


  • Abyss entry.png A portal to the Abyss always spawns on Depths:3. Other Depths floors have a 33% chance to have a portal.
  • Hell entry.png An entrance to the Vestibule of Hell appears on every Depths floor.
  • Ziggurat portal.png One ziggurat portal spawns on a random Depths floor.
  • Pandemonium entry.png A portal to the Pandemonium always spawns on Depths:2. Other Depths floors have a 25% chance to have a portal.


These are some of the monsters you can expect to encounter in the Depths:

T Deep troll shaman.png Deep troll shaman T Deep troll earth mage.png Deep troll earth mage T Deep troll.png Deep troll T Iron troll.png Iron troll
C Fire giant.png Fire giant C Frost giant.png Frost giant C Stone giant.png Stone giant C Ettin.png Ettin
C Titan.png Titan C Juggernaut.png Juggernaut p Wizard (monster).png Wizard (monster) p Necromancer (monster).png Necromancer (monster)
p Hell knight.png Hell knight V Vampire knight.png Vampire knight V Vampire mage.png Vampire mage W Flayed ghost.png Flayed ghost
D Fire dragon.png Fire dragon D Ice dragon.png Ice dragon D Storm dragon.png Storm dragon D Shadow dragon.png Shadow dragon
D Iron dragon.png Iron dragon D Quicksilver dragon.png Quicksilver dragon D Golden dragon.png Golden dragon R Rakshasa.png Rakshasa
G Great orb of eyes.png Great orb of eyes G Glowing orange brain.png Glowing orange brain G Floating eye.png Floating eye p Glowing shapeshifter.png Glowing shapeshifter
Q Tengu warrior.png Tengu warrior Q Tengu conjurer.png Tengu conjurer Q Tengu reaver.png Tengu reaver H Sphinx.png Sphinx
y Spark wasp.png Spark wasp b Caustic shrike.png Caustic shrike X Tentacled monstrosity.png Tentacled monstrosity u Ugly thing.png Ugly thing
i Spriggan air mage.png Spriggan air mage i Spriggan berserker.png Spriggan berserker i Spriggan defender.png Spriggan defender u Very ugly thing.png Very ugly thing
; Walking frostbound tome.png Walking frostbound tome ; Walking earthen tome.png Walking earthen tome ; Walking crystal tome.png Walking crystal tome ; Walking divine tome.png Walking divine tome
L Lich.png Lich L Ancient lich.png Ancient lich L Dread lich.png Dread lich

Draconians can also be found guarding the Realm of Zot.


S Aizul.png Aizul H Asterion.png Asterion d Bai Suzhen.png Bai Suzhen L Boris.png Boris i The Enchantress.png The Enchantress
@ Frederick.png Frederick g Grunn.png Grunn V Jory.png Jory L Josephina.png Josephina R Mara.png Mara
@ Margery.png Margery A Mennas.png Mennas @ Nikola.png Nikola T Parghit.png Parghit o Saint Roka.png Saint Roka
Q Sojobo.png Sojobo 9 Vv.png Vv D Xtahua.png Xtahua


  • Prior to 0.28, the Depths were 5 floors deep.
  • The Depths were added in 0.14, replacing floors 16-27 of the Dungeon.