How to Engrave Slabs in Dwarf Fortress


Dwarf Fortress is a game where you will have to control a small expedition of dwarves and help them to build the fortress of their dream. You will start with a small population but if you continue to progress you will attract more workers. Eventually one of them will die and you will have to bury this dwarf. One of the ways to do it is to make a grave slab named after it. So, in this guide, we will tell you how to engrave slabs in Dwarf Fortress.

Why Do You Need to Engrave Slabs in Dwarf Fortress?

Dwarf Fortress is a game where you will need to rule over a huge underground fortress. There your dwarves will encounter many dangerous creatures and one of your subordinates may die.

If you don’t bury a dead dwarf then it may turn into a ghost that will chase the living ones. So, you may want to put all of your dead dwarves in a special tomb. However, sometimes you won’t have a body to bury and in this case, you will have to use an engraved slab.

Related: How to Create a Bedroom in Dwarf Fortress

How to Engrave Slabs in Dwarf Fortress

Slabs in Dwarf Fortress are quite useful items as they allow you to bury your dead dwarfs. In order to engrave them, you will need to follow the next steps:

  • Craft a slab.
  • Open the Stoneworker’s Workshop.
  • Open the Tasks tab.
  • Click on the Engrave Memorial Slab button.
  • Choose the dead dwarf that you want to bury that way.
  • Click on this dwarf’s name to engrave a memorial slab for it.
  • Wait for your stoneworker to engrave the slab.

In Dwarf Fortress it is really important to bury your dead dwarves. Here you can read our guide on how to use tombs in this game. Good luck with your further adventures in Dwarf Fortress!

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