Frederick

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Frederick @Frederick.png
HP 103-210
HD 21
XP 5275
Speed 10
AC 9
EV 7
MR 140
Attack1 27 (hit: plain)


Type of Meat Clean
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
Speaks
Warm-blooded
Unique
Male
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 Vigilant 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.

Location

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Iskenderun's Mystic Blast (3d25) Wizard flag
Slot2 Bolt of Cold (3d30) Wizard flag
Slot3 Spellforged Servitor Wizard flag
Slot4 Iron Shot (3d36) 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 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 Freezing Cloud or Poisonous Cloud and then backing away. If you can hit him with a curare needle 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 Mystic Blasts are going to be a hazard regardless. Repel/Deflect Missiles will greatly reduce the threat from his spells, as will high evasion or a good shield.
  • Low-level summoning spells like Summon Butterflies or Summon Small Mammals can help block Iron Shot or Mystic Blast, but they won't stop his Bolt of Cold.

History

Prior to 0.16, Frederick was a human instead of a demigod, and he knew Invisibility instead of Spellforged Servitor.

In early versions of DCSS, he was known as Adolf.