The benchmark species against which others are compared, humans play a major, though somewhat inconspicuous role in the far-flung realms of Dungeon Crawl. Aside from a somewhat increased presence as specialized guardians of the Vaults, humans tend to be scattered widely across the Dungeon and its branches, arriving most often as unique, individually-named foes rather than as generic types of monster - they are arguably the one species best represented in this way.
The following is a list of humans appearing as monsters in all their various incarnations across Dungeon Crawl:
p Human - Occasionally found tending sheep, warming by fires, and generally eking out a meager existence in the Dungeon.
Generic human variants
- - All manner of deformed and sickly humans (and other species) can be found in Cigotuvi's Fleshworks.
p Wizard - These eccentric magic-users possess an eclectic spell-set replete with dangerous conjurations and enchantments.
p Necromancer - Akin to the wizard, but with a focus on death magic. Generally come with an undead entourage.
p Death knight - Warrior-priests of the dark god Yredelemnul who can invoke necromantic powers. Often accompanied by several undead thralls.
p Master elementalist - Exceptional mages who have mastered spells from all four schools of elemental magic.
p Hell knight - Powerful warriors that employ the very fires of Hell itself. Often found roaming the deeper portions of the Dungeon in groups.
p Vault guard - Unexciting but durable foot soldiers armed with heavy weapons and sturdy armour.
p Vault sentinel - Vigilant guards who can put the entirety of the Vaults on alert, then mark intruders to ensure their elimination. May come with a crossbow.
p Ironbound beastmaster - Warriors who have mastered the art of taming dangerous beasts. They command several such creatures in battle.
p Ironbound convoker - Guardians that recall and strengthen reinforcements from elsewhere on the floor.
p Ironbound frostheart - Armored ice mages; their magics imbue nearby walls with lethal cold.
p Ironbound preserver - Support units that absorb part of the damage inflicted on their allies, effectively doubling their HP until the preserver dies.
p Vault warden - Chief enforcers of the Vaults. They are entrusted with the ability to seal doors and stairs, trapping trespassers until one or the other dies.
p Servant of whispers - Forsaken monks that have learned to still the air and unleash divine thunder.
p Ragged hierophant - Mages that maintain and support the Desolation's construct enforcers.
p Imperial myrmidon - Elite cultists which strip your willpower in preparation for their dangerous Hexes.
p Demigod - As a half-mortal, one of a demigod's parents is ostensibly of human ilk.
p Killer Klown - Pie-throwing fools that are nevertheless found among the guardians of the Realm of Zot.
@ Jessica - A low-level spellcaster who appears in the very early dungeon, preying on the weak.
@ Terence - A violent murderer hiding out in the early dungeon, he is most threatening to weak, low-level characters.
@ Sigmund - An older, more dangerous brother to Edmund, his scythe and spells are the bane of low-level characters.
@ Edmund - A weaker, younger brother to Sigmund who focuses entirely on melee combat with an enchanted flail.
@ Eustachio - A mustachioed summoner found early in the game.
F Prince Ribbit - His current froggy exterior belies his true form, which is only revealed to be human upon death.
@ Maggie - An inexperienced adventuress who hopes to achieve glory through dragonslaying.
@ Joseph - A mercenary in a stupid hat who can hit hard with his staff and sling.
@ Psyche - A winsome but unstable magess, Psyche comes with a mixed bag of chaotic spells and a nasty dagger.
@ Maurice - A sly thief capable of pick-pocketing his foes mid-combat.
@ Erica - An adventuress found in the mid-game; hydra-slayers everywhere covet her flaming blade.
@ Harold - A middle-aged bounty hunter nearing retirement; he specializes in tracking and trapping his quarry.
@ Josephine - A withered, decaying necromancer who travels with an entourage of wraiths.
@ Rupert - A wild berserker with a devastating voice, Rupert charges headlong with a powerful, two-handed weapon.
@ Frances - A skilled warrior who once defeated a demon. She wrested her dark powers and demonic servants from said foe.
@ Kirke - An enchantress bent on forcing unwary victims to join her herd of hogs.
@ Louise - A sorceress who spent far too long in the Abyss and is eager for others to share her fate.
@ Donald - An irritable adventurer skilled at swimming; he often possesses a rare shield of reflection.
@ Nikola - A mad scientist frightfully gifted at wielding electrical magic.
@ Margery - A particularly skilled hell knight who has slain multiple dragons in single combat, judging by her dragonhide armour.
@ Frederick - A powerful demigod who searches the lowest reaches of the Dungeon for worthy opponents.
@ Cloud Mage - Resident of the Cloud Mages' Chambers and exceptionally skilled with Air Magic.
@ Hellbinder - Master of the Hall of the Hellbinder, their infernal incantations bring damnation and demons upon their foes.
@ Michael - A departed spellcaster, as unremarkable as his name would suggest. Removed in 0.6.
@ Duane - A weak, large-eared mercenary who possessed a few minor spells. Removed in 0.8.
@ Norbert - A monster-slaying warrior who would deem your character as such. Removed in 0.8.
@ Francis - A wizened wizard who could summon dangerous demons. Removed in 0.8.
@ Jozef - A tall bounty hunter who was known for vexing characters with a number of traps and tricks. Removed in 0.11.
@ Paladin - A very rare holy monster, complete with halo, who was on a quest for The Shining One. Removed in 0.13.
@ Maud - A female warrior known as much for her weaponry as anything else. Removed in 0.19.
@ Norris - A cultist armed with brain and brawn, Norris charged headlong into death. Removed in 0.19.
p Slave - Held in Pikel's thrall, these pathetic figures were a threat to low-level characters but would be freed if their master died. Replaced with lemures in 0.26.