Duncan the Black

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Duncan the Black
Stone Summit caster.jpg
Affiliation Stone Summit
Type Dwarf
Profession Ritualist Ritualist
Level(s) 29 (32)
Campaign Eye of the North

Duncan the Black is the final boss in the only elite dungeon, Slavers' Exile. He is an extremely powerful Ritualist, with a large amount of health. After he is defeated, a Hierophant's Chest appears. Duncan has hired guardians to protect him while he harvests the powers of the Great Destroyer for his own evil designs.



Quests involved in:


16 Channeling Magic

Armor ratings[edit]

Armor ratings
Blunt damage 126 Piercing damage 126 Slashing damage 126
Cold damage 106 Earth damage 106 Fire damage 106 Lightning damage 106


  • In normal mode, he has about 19000 health.
  • While fighting Duncan, a series of sixteen spirits spawn on either side of him, consisting of Pain, Shadowsong, Recuperation, and Disenchantment. The spirits each respawn quickly after they die, so Swapping them away is extremely helpful. If killed, the spirits will respawn at the location where they were killed, not at their original location before using Swap.
  • It's not wise to passively tank him. Skills like Backfire, Visions of Regret, and Pain Inverter will still reflect the damage back to you, and it's very hard to absorb all the damage (e.g. his Spirit Rift can do 450+ AoE damage). Instead, a better strategy is to interrupt him and/or disable him with Daze, Knockdown, and skills like Arcane Conundrum.
  • Casters can stand in and cast from the corner by the stairs to be safer.
  • Spoil Victor is a wise choice, because of his large amount of health.
  • Signet of Sorrow spamming can be effective if you have a party member die right next to Duncan.
  • Life stealing skills can be useful, as they do not trigger Duncan's Defense.
  • For other tips and strategies for beating Duncan the Black, see Talk:Duncan the Black.