Halazid warlock

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Version 0.21: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
halazid warlock LHalazid warlock.png
HP 61-89
HD 18
XP 1249
Speed 12
AC 8
EV 10
MR 100
Attack1 20 (touch: pain)


Type of Meat None
Resistances rC++
rPois+++
rN+++
rTorm
rDrown
rRot
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type lich, lich
Flags See invisible
Speaks
An ancient undead sorcerer, exhumed by the living divines Sheza and Sargol and forced to labour night and day to anchor them to the world. Even after the fall of the divine twins, it works to resurrect its fallen masters.

Useful Info

Halazid warlocks are powerful undead spellcasters who guard the deteriorating treasure vaults of the Desolation of Salt alongside servants of whispers, ragged hierophants, imperial myrmidons, and the usual bands of saltlings and peacekeepers. Their Shadow Creatures will quickly swarm you with reinforcements, and their Bolt spells will punish any player lacking the proper resistances. Occasionally, they will sacrifice a non-summoned ally, creating an explosion of up to 110 negative energy damage.

Spells

Spell set
Slot1 Ghostly Sacrifice (5d22) Wizard flag
Slot2 Bolt of Cold (3d25) Wizard flag
Slot3 Abjuration Wizard flag
Slot4 Bolt of Draining (3d27) Wizard flag
Slot5 Shadow Creatures Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Unlike the other swarms of enemies found in the Desolation of Salt, the Shadow Creatures from a halazid warlock are summoned, not permanent. Aura of Abjuration is an excellent method of clearing out their enormous summoned hordes. If you lack that spell, do what you can to engage them close up quickly. There may not be any blind hallway corners to lure them around, but the cloud cover can be very useful for avoiding a long-range battle.
  • Don't forget that these units, unlike everything else here, are undead. Negative energy attacks will do nothing against them, but Dispel Undead tears them to ribbons quickly.

History

Halazid warlocks were added in 0.19