Gnoll shaman

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gnoll shaman gGnoll shaman.png
HP 12-26
HD 3
XP 40
Speed 10
AC 4
EV 9
Will 20
Attack1 10 (hit: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type gnoll, gnoll
Flags Evil
A haggard old gnoll, wise and wicked. Its strange chants and ululations send other gnolls into a wild frenzy.

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

Useful Info

Gnoll shamans are support casters often found with packs of standard gnolls. Only as powerful physically as a standard gnoll, they aren't much of a threat alone, but they can be dangerous if they manage to haste an ally with a powerful weapon.


Spell set I
Slot1 Corona Priest flag
Slot2 Heal Other (2d1+3) Priest flag
Slot3 Haste Other Priest flag
Slot4 Minor Healing (2d1+3) Emergency flag,
Priest flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Their Corona spell doesn't make a big difference for characters in heavy armour, but can make combat significantly riskier for evasion-based characters.
  • Try to separate them from their allies: hasted gnolls are not fun to fight. If this is not possible, at least target them in preference to normal gnolls.


  • In 0.29, gnoll shamans were replaced with gnoll bouda.
  • Prior to 0.14, gnoll shamans knew Petrify.