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Urist likes ettins for their arguing heads.

  • Any Land

Building destroyer: Level 2

· Semi-megabeast · No Stun · Steals food · Steals drink · Steals items · Learns · Fanciful · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Child: 200,000 cm3
Adolescent: 2,000,000 cm3
Adult: 8,000,000 cm3

Child at: 1
Adult at: 12
Max age: Immortal
Cannot be butchered

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
A giant humanoid monster with two heads.

Ettins are a species of massive, two-headed semi-megabeasts. They inhabit caves and may attack your fortress once it reaches a certain amount of wealth.

If under attack by an ettin, it will destroy buildings and tear through unskilled dwarves with impunity thanks to their great strength. The most notable characteristic of the ettin compared to a giant or cyclops is the fact they have two heads, meaning more than one decapitation is required to dispose of them. Additionally, ettins are immune to stunning and will usually continue to fight even if they lose one of their heads, though they aren't immune to pain and may be knocked unconscious from a crippled head. Treat an ettin as if it were a stronger cyclops and prepare yourself accordingly.

Despite their huge size, ettins can be easily captured in any cage trap. Since they are intelligent, dwarves will not attempt to eat or make products out of them, limiting their use to live training or to serve as decoration for one of your rooms.

Some dwarves like ettins for their arguing heads.

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