Wizard (monster)

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wizard pWizard (monster).png
HP 26-54
HD 10
XP 656
Speed 10
AC 0
EV 13
Will 60
Attack1 6 (hit: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type human, human
A rather eccentric person, dabbling in all sorts of arcane oddities.

“Each family or tribe has a wizard or conjuring doctor, whose office we could never clearly ascertain.”
-Charles Darwin, _The Voyage of the Beagle_, ch. X. 1839.

Useful Info

Wizards are uncommon enemy spell casters who can roast you with Fireballs or banish you into the Abyss. Fortunately they are flimsy, not too evasive, cannot see invisible, and don't have much willpower. You can find them in the Depths, the Vaults, the Abyss, and Pandemonium (particularly in the company of Lom Lobon).


Spell set I
Slot1 Fireball (3d19) Wizard flag
Slot2 Banishment Wizard flag
Slot3 Blink Wizard flag
Slot4 Invisibility Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Their Banishment can be defeated with high willpower, but you might need a level of fire resistance to defend against Fireballs too. The best defense in this case is a good offense, since any character alive this late in the game should have sufficient ranged damage capabilities to take them out in a few turns.

Variant Wizards

Hell wizard 75.png You may encounter a mad acolyte of Lugonu when approaching certain rune vaults in the Abyss. These variant wizards always spawn wielding distortion-branded weapons and can cast Smiting, Malign Gateway, Blink, Blink Other, and Invisibility.

A devoted follower of Lugonu, driven mad by years of living in the Abyss.

"And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you."

-Friedrich Nietzche, "Beyond Good and Evil", 1886

A permanently silenced terrified wizard can often be found caged in one of Trog's possible altar vaults. It usually dies from Trog's wrath too fast for you to kill, but if you have a wand of digging, you can free and kill this mute wizard for about 600 XP.

A wild-eyed wizard whose tongue has been cut out, frantically mumbling and waving its arms but unable to cast a single spell.