Gnoll (dNetHack)

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The gnoll is a type of monster included in dNetHack, with quite a few differences from the gnolls of SLASH'EM. They have relatively damaging attacks and are generated with weapons.

As Yeenoghu is considered the demon prince of gnolls, many are found in the dun savanna in Gehennom.


We are born and we die.
No one cares, no one remembers,
and it doesn't matter.
This is why we laugh.
[ The Gnoll Credo, by J. Stanton ]


This basic gnoll warrior is strong by most standards, but will probably not be a huge threat to a character capable of reaching and surviving in the depths of Gehennom.

Gnoll ghoul

This undead gnoll trades HP and melee damage for a paralyzing bite attack. However, the bite attack is blocked by MC. Players killed by one revive as ghouls.

Gnoll matriarch

Found only on the dun savanna, gnoll matriarchs summon gnolls at an alarming rate.

Matriarchs can cast blindness, paralysis, confusion, ranged mass cure allies, and open wounds.


Anubites are stronger and faster than regular gnolls, but are still not a huge threat. As lycanthropes, they can summon werejackals. They do not summon regular jackals, but the summoned werejackals certainly can.

_Ardeth Bay: I am sorry if I alarmed your son. But you must
understand, now that the bracelet is on his wrist, we have
only seven days before the Scorpion King awakens!
_Rick: We? What we?
_Ardeth: If he is not killed, he will raise the Army of Anubis!
_Jonathan: I take it that's not a good thing?
_Rick: Oh, he'll wipe out the world.
_Jonathan: Ah, the old "Wipe-Out-The-World" ploy.

Anuban jackal

Anuban jackals are the alternate form of Anubites. Unlike other lycanthropes, their bite does not transmit lycanthropy.

The Egyptian Jackal (_Canis aureus lupaster_) also
known as the African Wolf or Wolf Jackal is currently
listed as a subspecies of the golden jackal, but may be
a subspecies of grey wolf or a unique species in its
own right. It is native to Egypt, Libya, and Ethiopia,
though its post Pleistocene range once encompassed the
Palestine region.
[ Wikipedia ]