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For a list of all deep elves, see list of deep elves.

Dowan eDowan.png
HP 15-32
HD 3
XP 68
Speed 10
AC 2
EV 13
Will 20
Attack1 5 (hit: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type elf, elf
Flags Speaks
A beautiful but vain elf with an aptitude for magic and little else. His skills are the perfect complement of his twin sister Duvessa's fighting prowess. In search of more powerful spells, he journeys to the surface with his sister.

“Skill and grace, the twin brother and sister, are dancing playfully on your finger tips.”
-Rabindranath Tagore, _Chitra_, Act I, Scene iv. 1914.

Useful Info

Dowan, Brother of Duvessa is one of a pair of twin elf uniques that hunt through the Dungeon as a team and are always encountered together. Dowan is a mediocre magician, while his sister is a somewhat competent fighter; however, when either one is struck down, their sibling becomes significantly more dangerous. In Dowan's case, this means suddenly replacing his weak attack spells with much stronger ones and being automatically hasted as soon as he sees you.



Spell set I
Slot1 Throw Frost (3d5) Wizard flag
Slot2 Corona Wizard flag
Slot3 Blink Wizard flag
Slot4 Throw Flame (3d5) Wizard flag
Slot5 Haste Other Wizard flag


Spell set I
Slot1 Stone Arrow (3d8) Wizard flag
Slot2 Blink Wizard flag
Slot3 Throw Icicle (3d11) Wizard flag
Slot4 Haste Other Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Neither Dowan nor Duvessa will follow you up or down stairs unless their sibling is adjacent to you too (in which case they both will) or their sibling is dead. However, you can drop one of them down a shaft without the other being able to follow.
  • Dowan's upgraded spell list is very dangerous, but he has much less staying power than a berserk Duvessa.
  • Consider wearing them both down before killing either one. The survivor will still be near death even after they become more powerful.