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Frederick @Frederick.png
HP 103-210
HD 21
XP 5286
Speed 10
AC 0
EV 10
Will 140
Attack1 27 (hit: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type demigod, demigod
Flags See invisible
A svelte fighter-mage with a gold-rimmed monocle, a keen sense of tradition, and the blood of the gods running through his veins. He's here looking for a worthy opponent, but he's yet to find one.

“I thoroughly disapprove of duels. I consider them unwise and I know they are dangerous. Also, sinful. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet retired spot and kill him.”
-Mark Twain, _Autobiography of Mark Twain_. 1924.

Useful Info

Frederick the Flawless is a dangerous unique demigod caster. Although he's only fair in melee combat, the damage output of his spells is on par with Cerebov.



Spell set I
Slot1 Force Lance (3d22) Wizard flag
Slot2 Bolt of Cold (3d30) Wizard flag
Slot3 Iron Shot (3d36) Wizard flag
Slot4 Spellforged Servitor Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Frederick's spells can be brutally powerful. Apart from Bolt of Cold, his spells simply deal extreme untyped damage. If he manages to get a Spellforged Servitor on the field, he essentially becomes twice as deadly. Frederick is an excellent opponent to use those scrolls of silence against. His melee skills may be decent (particularly if he has a weapon with a dangerous brand), but they're much less likely to deal 100+ damage to you in a single turn.
  • Alternatively, try to fight him at at extreme long range, popping spells like Freezing Cloud and then backing away. If you can hit him with a curare dart first, this kiting process will be even easier.
  • While cold resistance will certainly help protect you from his Bolts of Cold, his Iron Shots and Force Lances are going to be a hazard regardless. A source of Repel Missiles will greatly reduce the threat from his spells if you have it, as will high evasion or a good shield.
  • Summons can help block Frederick's Iron Shot, but they won't stop his Bolt of Cold.