New DLC for The Last Spell: Dwarves of Runenberg Announced

Written by Marcello TBL

The Last Spell DLC

Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer Ishtar Games have unveiled the first downloadable content (DLC) for the strategy RPG The Last Spell, titled “Dwarves of Runenberg”. This new expansion is set to release on April 24 for PC via Steam and GOG, with details about its availability on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Switch to be announced later.

The Last Spell New DLC

Key Features of the DLC:

1. New Playable Race – Dwarves:

  • Unique Abilities: The Dwarves come with distinct racial perks, enhancing gameplay. Abilities include “Warcry,” which boosts allies’ combat efficiency as the Dwarf takes damage; “Look at my Muscles,” which presumably increases endurance; and “Emergency Tunnel,” providing a tactical retreat option.
  • Role in Combat: These sturdy and ferocious warriors excel in the front lines, ready to dive headlong into or swiftly out of battle.

2. New Map – Runenberg:

  • Dynamic Environment: The map features strategic elements like Runestones, which players can use to gain tactical advantages in battles.
  • Ancient Threats: Players will encounter spirits of long-gone Dwarves and face new enemy types, including the troublesome Harplings.

3. New Weapons and Trinkets:

  • Weapons: Includes the War Shield, Cannon, and Gauntlet, each introducing a new play style. These weapons are designed to complement the aggressive nature of Dwarves, with capabilities ranging from absorbing damage to dealing explosive area effects.
  • Trinkets: Over 10 new trinkets are introduced, offering perks such as “Collateral Damage,” which punishes enemies for dodging, and “Earthquake Strike,” which stuns adjacent foes.

4. Free Update Features:

  • Weapon Selection: Players can choose their starting weapons at the beginning of their run, allowing for customized play styles.
  • Old Medals: A new trinket type utilizing Tier 4 and Tier 5 Perks to enhance characters further.

Game Overview:

The Last Spell is a roguelite tactical RPG where players defend the last bastion of humanity against hordes of monsters. The game is noted for its challenging gameplay that combines tactical RPG elements with tower defense mechanics. The addition of the Dwarves of Runenberg DLC enriches the game’s universe with new strategies, characters, and lore, promising to revitalize gameplay for both new players and veterans. Here you can find our review.

Developer’s Note:

Ishtar Games has expressed gratitude towards the game’s community for their ongoing support and feedback which has helped shape the game’s development. With this new DLC, the developers aim to introduce more complex and enriched gameplay dynamics that will offer players additional layers of strategy and narrative depth.


The DLC Dwarves of Runenberg for The Last Spell will be available on PC from April 24 and can be accessed via Steam and GOG. Details regarding the release on other platforms like PS5, PS4, and Switch will follow. The base game is currently available across these platforms, including PlayStation and Switch.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.