Buer (dNetHack)

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For the demon lord in SpliceHack, see Buer (SpliceHack).

Buer, who walks all places is a spirit that appears in dNetHack and notdNetHack.

Ritual, seal and taboo

There are no additional restrictions or requirements to bind Buer.

To remain bound to Buer, a character cannot use death magic, such as the finger of death.


The legs of a character that has Buer bound bifurcate into four cloven-hooved feet that can be seen from a distance, but can be hidden by wearing boots.


While bound, Buer grants extra hit point regeneration, with the character gaining HP equal to roughly 6 times the character's spirit die size every 90 turns. This is affected by a lit Atma Weapon as normal. Buer also grants skill in healing spells and martial arts, and binding Buer once will permanently teach the character martial arts.

Buer's active powers are as follows:

Their passive powers are as follows:


Buer's Gift of Healing is perhaps best used to keep a character's pets alive, since monster healing is far slower at 1 HP per 20 turns.

As a monster

In notdNetHack, Buer, z, also appears as a monster that can be summoned by an Illithanachronounbinder. They are a strong zruty-like animal that is considered both male and female, and can be seen via infravision.

Buer possesses a bite attack that is poisonous and drains constitution, as well as a kick attack.

Like many summoned spirits, Buer cannot be tamed.


Buer is first generated when summoned from their seal by an Illithanachronounbinder. They are always created hostile, and are not a valid form for normal polymorph.

Buer is generated with the uncursed Talisman of Buer, an artifact amulet of life saving that grants regeneration and sustain ability while worn, and can be invoked to heal the wearer: it restores an amount of HP equal to half the character's maximum while curing sickness, blindness and sliming, much like The Staff of Aesculapius or Release from Care.

Buer does not leave a corpse upon death.


Below this point, there are major spoilers for the Illithanachronounbinder role. They can be accessed by selecting the "Role spoiler" tab.

Outside of their poisonous bite and 16 speed, Buer is fortunately rather unremarkable for a spirit that an Illithanachronounbinder must bind sooner or later, especially permanently unlock martial arts.

If Buer is killed after being summoned, they can be encountered again in the Void, a branch accessed by opening the high altar of Ilsensine the Fallen as an Illithanachronounbinder using the invoke effect of The Elder Cerebral Fluid. Buer is generated along with many other spirits of the near void on the first floor of the branch, and is generated with the "whispers" template, which makes them nonliving.

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