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This article is about the current version of DF.

This page contains a list of all the body parts in the game.


Eyes, while not essential for life, are bad to lose. The loss of one or both eyes alone will not cause death, but may have other adverse effects. If both eyes are lost then the creature will lose its vision. Currently, eyes cannot be entirely lost, only damaged.
  • Eyelids
These can be damaged and Toady believes that eyes will be washed with soap if they cannot be washed by the eyelids due to injury.
Any major damage to the brain will likely result in death. Minor damage may result in unconsciousness.

Upper Body[edit]

Damage to one or both lungs can be sustained, but will cause difficulty of breath and may result in a loss of speed. Major damage will cause death.
Major damage to the heart will cause certain death.
  • Stomach
It's bad if it's damaged. Anything with a stomach will retch and then puke if the stomach is broken.
Used for processing alcohol. Dwarven livers are much stronger than human livers and have never been damaged by alcohol. The loss of a liver is a terrible thing for a dwarf.
  • Guts
Under pressure, and can pop out of a wound. Also damage here causes vomiting and pain
  • Arms
  • Upper Arms
  • Lower Arms
  • Hands
  • Fingers

Is also considered the main part of every creature. In general, when this is gone, the creature is dead, and this is the part that decides what the corpse is and what the severed parts are.

Lower Body[edit]

  • Legs
  • Upper Legs
  • Lower Legs
  • Feet
  • Toes
These will grow and become unkempt if not taken care of. This is done automatically by dwarves.


Skin is the first protective layer.


Fat can be gained or lost depending on how much a creature eats and how much it works, melting if heated to a high enough temperature. This is a layer below the skin and above the muscle.


This layer is under the fat.


If damaged, heavy bleeding will likely result in death. They appear to contain several gallons of blood.


If damaged, the body part they are connected to will become useless or less effective.


If destroyed, the limbs they connect will be useless.