Dwarves are an extinct race appearing in Torchlight and Torchlight II. The only dwarves left are undead creatures animated by corrupted Ember and machinery.


The oldest myths of the creation of the world always mention the dwarves: Short, stout beings who discovered the secret of Ember-powered clockworks, and, with it, conquered all of Vilderan and much of the rest of the world. But their lust for Ember led them to make war on the dragons, and, ultimately, brought them to the brink of destruction. As the dwarves' power waned, the races they had subjugated rose up and decimated them, sacking their glorious cities and plundering their precious Ember-powered machines. Also, they dip themselves in metal.

All that is left now of the once-mighty dwarven empire are their dead, grotesquely animated by the corruption of Ember, and their wondrous machines; all still steadfastly defending their deserted mines and ruined cities from invaders who never come.

—"Creature Race of Torchlight II," Runic Games

According to an interview with Runic's writer JD Wiker, the dwarven civilization fell in the distant past, before the rise of the Estherians and the Zeraphi, who themselves are millennia old. Dwarves are responsible for building about half of all ruins on Vilderan and 90% of the Ember-related artifacts.[1]


Notable Weapons that are augmented after killing Dwarven:

In TorchlightEdit

In the original Torchlight, dwarves are found in the Lost Fortress.

Dwarven WightEdit

These are the standard melee soldiers.

Soulless CutterEdit

These tougher dwarves have frost-enchanted axes.

Deathwalker BattlemasterEdit

Larger, red dwarves that can buff nearby Dwarven Wights.

Mechanical ConstructEdit

The dwarven mechanical construct is a machine-gun-armed walking automaton piloted by an undead dwarf.

In Torchlight IIEdit

Name Image Element Abilities
Rotted Dwarf Shieldbearer Icon enemyFire
  • Shield Blocks Damage
Dwarf Ironguard Icon enemyPhysical
  • Fast Attacks
  • Chain Pull
Dwarf Flamekegger Icon enemyFire
  • Flamethrower Attack
  • Seeking Fireball Shots
Cindermage Icon enemyFire
  • Firebombs
  • Cinder Darts
  • Teleports
Dwarf Brute Ss dwarfBrute3 Icon enemyPhysical
  • Stunning Spin Attack
  • Overhand Smash
  • Knockback Immune




Characters and monsters


T1: AlchemistDestroyerVanquisher
T2: BerserkerEmbermageEngineerOutlander
T3: Dusk MageForgeRailmasterSharpshooter

Non-player characters

T1: SylBrinkVasmanGorenGorn and FurlHatchTrill-Bot 4000Duran the TransmuterDuros the BladeHorseUlrecGoldenrodKolosTriyaGarValeria
T2: Commander ValeElemental GuardiansFazeer ShahGrand RegentProfessor StokerSphinx

Monsters and races

AnimalBanditBasiliskBitterspriteBlood DiscipleBurrowerConstructCursed SwordDark ZealotDragonkinDwarfDwarven AutomataElementalEstherianEzrohirFelwingGargoyleGelGhostGoblinGoblin HoundLichManticoreMechanical ConstructMimicMirkaMyconNetherimPonyaPhase BeastRatlinRoachSkeletonSpectral DragonSpectreSpiderStriderSturmbeornTattered LurkerTroglodyteTrollTu'taraVarkolynWerewolfWitchYakotaurZeraphiZombie


T1: Brink the CorruptedLady AleeraLady MarishkaLady VeronaThe OverseerVilebrackenEmber ColossusKragMedeaShadeMaster AlricOrdrak

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