|Appears in:||Torchlight, Torchlight II|
|“|| 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.
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.
In the original Torchlight, dwarves are found in the Lost Fortress.
These are the standard melee soldiers.
These tougher dwarves have frost-enchanted axes.
Larger, red dwarves that can buff nearby Dwarven Wights.
The dwarven mechanical construct is a machine-gun-armed walking automaton piloted by an undead dwarf.
In Torchlight IIEdit
|Characters and monsters|
T1: Syl • Brink • Vasman • Goren • Gorn and Furl • Hatch • Trill-Bot 4000 • Duran the Transmuter • Duros the Blade • Horse • Ulrec • Goldenrod • Kolos • Triya • Gar • Valeria
Monsters and races
Animal • Bandit • Basilisk • Bittersprite • Blood Disciple • Burrower • Construct • Cursed Sword • Dark Zealot • Dragonkin • Dwarf • Dwarven Automata • Elemental • Estherian • Ezrohir • Gargoyle • Gel • Ghost • Goblin • Lich • Manticore • Mechanical Construct • Mimic • Mirka • Mycon • Netherim • Ponya • Phase Beast • Ratlin • Roach • Skeleton • Spectral Dragon • Spectre • Spider • Strider • Sturmbeorn • Troglodyte • Troll • Tu'tara • Varkolyn • Werewolf • Witch • Yakotaur • Zeraphi • Zombie