Dark Elf
LN Vol 03-10
Personal Information
Race Dark Elf
Status Deceased
Gender Male
Affiliation Evil Sect
Media Information
Light Novel Light Novel Volume 3
Manga Chapter 32 (cameo)
"I am the apostle of anarchy, recipient of a handout from the very gods of chaos themselves!"
- Dark Elf introduces himself to Goblin Slayer

Dark Elf is a major antagonist introduced in Volume 3. A member of the Evil Sect, he planned to invade the frontier town to summon an ancient chaotic giant upon the world.

He is also an individual responsible for unleashing goblins in the sewers of Water Town.


Dark Elf has dark skin and wearing clothing identical to a mage.


Dark Elf is an anarchist, who delights in bringing death and devastation. He is quite cocky and condescending, displayed numerous times when he mocks the capabilities of Goblin Slayer's party. On the contrary, he becomes enraged when he loses the upper hand.


Dark Elf is a loyal servant of the gods of chaos involved in the plans of the Evil Sect. He had some responsibility for the disturbance in Water Town.[1]


Goblin Slayer Volume 3

Sometime before the Harvest Festival, Dark Elf was assigned by the gods of chaos to invade the frontier town with goblins so that he could use his cursed artifact to summon Hecatoncheir, a fearsome giant from ancient times. The evening before the festival, Dark Elf hired Rhea Scout to create confusion in town.[2][1]

The night after the festival, Goblin Slayer's party was able to kill and drive off the goblins under Dark Elf's employ. Forced to confront the adventurers himself, he used the artifact to grow five arms from his back, which he used to deflect the arrows High Elf Archer fired. However, after being blinded by Priestess' Holy Light and slashed by Goblin Slayer in the process, Dark Elf snapped and began conjuring a last-ditch spell; before he was able to complete the incantation, one of his arms was cut off by Goblin Slayer's throwing knife and High Elf Archer managed to fire an arrow into his throat. Glaring at his enemies, Dark Elf realized that it was Goblin Slayer's party that killed the goblins in Water Town before dying.[1]


As an elf, Dark Elf was a capable and agile fighter, as he was able to duel Goblin Slayer fairly well in combat and fast enough to wound him.


  • Cursed Artifact: A hand-shaped object with the power to summon a beast named Hecatoncheir. He used this magical item to grant him five additional arms during the battle with Goblin Slayer's party and protection against arrows. However, this protection was lost when the hand holding the artifact was cut off.
  • Unnamed Sword: With this sword, Dark Elf was able to land a blow that could pierce through Goblin Slayer's chainmail armor and wound him.


  • Disintegrate: After reciting an incantation, Dark Elf can fire a beam of light that can turn objects into dust.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Goblin Slayer Light Novel Light Novel, Volume 3, Chapter 6: Seven Powers
  2. Goblin Slayer Light Novel - Volume 3, Chapter 2: Festival's Eve