List of deep dwarves
Deep dwarves are a strange people who live deep in the cold earth, worshiping gods of death and practicing Necromancy. They do not heal naturally but are generally well-armed, and their deep dwarf damage shaving provides surprising resilience to all forms of harm.
Hostile deep dwarves have largely been phased out of Crawl, as their lack of regeneration made fighting them very low-risk. While they were still present, they could occasionally be found roving in the Abyss, though you might also have encountered them in various death- and necromancy-themed branches and vaults. Nowadays, if you see a deep dwarf, it's usually a shapeshifter.
Deep Dwarf Types
q Deep dwarf - Vaguely sturdy melee fighters with damage shaving but no ability to heal.
Retired Deep Dwarves
q Deep dwarf scion - Deep dwarf foot soldiers, better trained and equipped than their generic brethren.
- Prior to 0.17, Jorgrun was a deep dwarf.
- In 0.15, Deep dwarf death knights were replaced by human death knights.
- Deep dwarf berserkers were removed in 0.14.
- Deep dwarf scions, artificers, and necromancers were removed in 0.13, which also reworked unborn deep dwarves into the similar but non-dwarven Unborn.