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Don't say digger that's our word!
— The Driller
Class Details
Icon Driller
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The Driller is one of the four playable dwarves of Deep Rock Galactic.

Their primary weapon set consists of the CRSPR Flamethrower, the Cryo Cannon and the Corrosive Sludge Pump while their secondaries consist of the Subata 120, the Experimental Plasma Charger and the Colette Wave Cooker. They have the Reinforced Power Drills, the Satchel Charge and the "Mole" Armor Rig as their equipment and the Impact Axe, the High Explosive Grenade, the Neurotoxin Grenade and the Springloaded Ripper as their throwables.


As the DRILLER, you'll be equipped with a set of TITANIUM POWERDRILLS. Your job is to clear any blocked tunnels and obstacles in the path of your team, and in combat you are also a force to be reckoned with: Your drills make short work of most enemies up close, and for longer range engagements you are equipped with a heavy duty FLAMETHROWER.
— Class Description

The Driller can create stairways, pathways and clear obstacles for the team using their Reinforced Power Drills. While excellent at digging through terrain, the Reinforced Power Drills are unable to mine minerals such as Gold and Nitra.

They are equipped to control large hordes of enemies using any of their primary weapons, which will incinerate, freeze, or melt their foes at close range. They also have a dependable Subata 120, Experimental Plasma Charger, or Colette Wave Cooker for longer range combat, as well as a destructive Satchel Charge for clearing rocks, bugs, or scouts.

The Driller also comes equipped with mini Biden Bots that periodically perform Biden Blasts, perfect for countering Glyphid Trumps.

The Driller has four throwables to pick from: the Impact Axe which is tossed and deals impact damage to enemies, the High Explosive Grenade which functions as a standard frag, the Neurotoxin Grenade which detonates in a cloud of toxic (and highly volatile) gas that explodes if ignited, and the Springloaded Ripper which, when tossed, will go in a straight line damaging enemies and looping on terrain if it forms a loop.


All classes have twelve pieces of gear, each of which can be individually upgraded using Credit Credits and crafting resources. There are currently four unlockable weapons per class. Each weapon has its own assignment. Once a weapon assignment has been completed, that weapon can then be purchased from the upgrade terminal.

CRSPR Flamethrower
Heavy Weapon
Cryo cannon
Cryo Cannon
Heavy Weapon
Sludge pump
Corrosive Sludge Pump
Heavy Weapon
Subata 120
Plasma charger
Experimental Plasma Charger
Colette Wave Cooker
Submachine Gun
Reinforced Power Drills
Support Tool
Satchel Charge
High Explosive
"Mole" Armor Rig
Armor Undersuit
Grenade axe
Impact Axe
Grenade he
High Explosive Grenade
Grenade neurotoxin
Neurotoxin Grenade
150px-Grenade ripper
Springloaded Ripper

Voice Responses[]

Class Selected/Joining an Active Mission[]
  • "Step aside, wimps!"
  • "Obstacle? More like a granite smoothie when I'm done."
  • "I have done nothing but drill for error cubes for seven days..."
  • "Digging's my middle name!"
  • "I can dig it!"
  • "If it ain't drillable, it's probably flammable."
  • "Let me handle the digging!"
  • "I'll drill through anything!"
  • "Fueled up and raring to go!"
  • "I eat rock for breakfast!"
  • "I like to dig."
  • "Heavy duty excavation - ain't no finer thing."
  • "Ain't no obstacle I can't clear!"
  • "Drill 'em and grill 'em."
  • "Driller? I hardly knew 'er!"
  • "Just call me the Drilldozer!"
Arriving on Hoxxes via Drop Pod[]

(Note: these responses will only be heard if there are at least 2 dwarves in the Drop Pod. They may be heard even if no Driller is present on the current team.)

  • "Come on you fat lards! Are we elves or dwarves?"
  • "Get ahold of yourself!"
  • "Come on! Grow some balls!"
  • "Complaining ain't gonna keep you alive!"
  • "Stuff your whining, you're making my ears hurt."
  • "We'll stand a better chance of survival if you stop your griping!"
  • "Shut up! I'm trying to sleep!"
  • "I'm ready for a beer when this is over."
  • "Here we go again!"
  • "Ever been mistaken for a human?"
  • "I hope this mission will pay off handsomely."
  • "Wake me up when we land."
  • "Pull yourself together!"
  • "Just show me where to shoot!"
  • "I will kill anything with more legs than two!"
  • "Pull yourself together, you weaklings!"


  • The Driller has the lowest pitched voice of all dwarves.
  • The Driller is believed to be heavily inspired by the Demoman from Team Fortress 2, who is also a deep pitched demolitions expert/role/class, who also utilises axes, and has a knack for mobility in the popular 2007 Valve released class-based FPS game.