Ironheart preserver

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ironheart preserver @Ironheart preserver.png
HP 57-95
HD 12
XP 1036
Speed 10
AC 0
EV 10
MR 48
Attack1 25 (hit: plain)

Type of Meat Contaminated
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Normal
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type human, human
Flags Actual spells
Towering figures sheathed in heavy armour, preservers safeguard their allies by selflessly accepting a portion of the injuries inflicted upon them.

Useful Info

Ironheart preservers are durable enemy support fighters which can take damage in place of their allies, making it more difficult to kill dangerous-yet-flimsy opponents first. Coupled with their ability to heal themselves, their presence can significantly lengthen battles with groups of foes. They can be found in the Vaults, usually accompanying bands of deep trolls, deep elves, orcs, or ogres, and often supporting a vault warden.


Spell set
Slot1 none
Slot2 none
Slot3 Minor Healing (2d6)
Slot4 Injury Bond
Slot5 none
Slot6 Minor Healing (2d6)

Tips & Tricks

  • Injury Bond causes half the damage dealt to an affected enemy to be redirected to the ironheart preserver, effectively doubling the HP of everything around it until the preserver is destroyed. On top of that, they'll occasionally heal themselves if you let them live long enough to do so. Get around that by overwhelming them with a lethal amount of shared damage quickly. Pouring damage into soft, squishy targets (like the plentiful ogres in the Vaults) can kill them off rapidly, especially if you use area-of-effect spells that hit multiple targets.


Ironheart preservers were added to the game in 0.12.