Dwarfs are immensely strong and resilient, broad of shoulder, wide in the girth, with bog hands and broad feet. They are ideally adapted to cope with demanding physical work, and can dig or tunnel for hours without tiring. Their extreme physical endurance also enables them to carry heavy loads without any notable loss in speed. As well as being physically robust, they are also mentally tough. To say that a Dwarf knows his own mind, is something of an understatement.

Dwarfs are set in their ways and extremely determined. They are supremely confident in the virtues and values of their civilization, and are openly scornful of the achievements of other 'less accomplished' races. This combination of physical and mental durablility makes Dwarfs steadfast fighters. They will often fight to the last rather than admit defeat, and rarely run away even if the situation appears hopeless.