Elven wizard

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An elven wizard, @, is a type of monster that appears in EvilHack and Hack'EM. They are a type of elf that are mid-level spellcasters, stronger than the likes of orc shamans and gnomish wizards.

An elven wizard can cast magic missile and arcane monster spells, and will grudge any orcs he encounters (and vice versa). Elven wizards possess sleep resistance like other elves, and also possess magic resistance due to their magic missile spell, as well as telepathy like other living spellcasters.

Eating an elven wizard corpse or tin has a 35 chance of conveying sleep resistance.


Randomly-generated elven wizards will always be peaceful towards elven characters, and will also be peaceful towards other chaotic characters that are not orcs.

Two hostile elven wizards are generated within the Minas Tirith-like variant of Fort Ludios. There is a 13 chance of a sleeping elven wizard being generated within the cross-aligned shrine in the Orc Temple variant of Mines' End.

The Wizard of Yendor may create a clone of himself in the guise of an elven wizard via the Double Trouble monster spell.

Elven wizards have a 12 chance of being generated with an elven helm, a 14 chance of being generated with elven boots, and a 12 chance of being generated with an elven dagger.


In EvilHack only, four hostile elven wizards appear within the Wizard's Tower at level creation: two of them are generated randomly on the middle floor, and the other two are stationed within the southern wing of the top floor.

Encyclopedia entry

The Elves sat round the fire upon the grass or upon the sawn
rings of old trunks. Some went to and fro bearing cups and
pouring drinks; others brought food on heaped plates and
"This is poor fare," they said to the hobbits; "for we are
lodging in the greenwood far from our halls. If ever you are
our guests at home, we will treat you better."
"It seems to me good enough for a birthday-party," said Frodo.
Pippin afterwards recalled little of either food or drink, for
his mind was filled with the light upon the elf-faces, and the
sound of voices so various and so beautiful that he felt in a
waking dream. [...]
Sam could never describe in words, nor picture clearly to
himself, what he felt or thought that night, though it remained
in his memory as one of the chief events of his life. The
nearest he ever got was to say: "Well, sir, if I could grow
apples like that, I would call myself a gardener. But it was
the singing that went to my heart, if you know what I mean."
[ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]