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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Frederick @Frederick.png
HP 130-263
HD 23
XP 5163
Speed 10
AC 0
EV 16
Will 140
Attack1 50 (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 Plasma Beam (2x3d26) Wizard flag
Slot2 Bombard (3d38) Wizard flag
Slot3 Spellforged Servitor Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Frederick's spells can be brutally powerful. 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 or phial of floods 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.
  • Summons can help block Frederick's Bombard, but they won't stop his Plasma Beam.


  • In 0.32, Frederick's melee damage will be slightly reduced, 50 -> 44, but he'll get the Fighter flag.
  • Prior to 0.31, Frederick had Force Lance, Bolt of Cold, and Iron Shot instead of Plasma Beam and Bombard. Also, he had less HP, lower HD (21), and a much weaker melee attack (27 damage).
  • Prior to 0.25, Frederick had Iskenderun's Mystic Blast instead of Force Lance.
  • Prior to 0.16, Frederick was known as Frederick the Vigilant, was a human instead of a demigod, and knew Invisibility instead of Spellforged Servitor.
  • In early versions of DCSS, he was known as Adolf.