When running my game I wanted to use Defiler's for enemies, but there weren't really any Defilers in the DSCC, except for a couple that really didn't hold well to my idea of defiling. So I created this theme to catch the flavor of what I think Defilers are like in combat. These are for your run of the mill, if there is such a thing, defiler. Individual NPC defilers would have more specialized powers, but this will do for the gnoll or elf defiler and their lackey's.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.athas.org/articles/Darkheart-Defiler-Creature-Theme