Brimstone Fiend

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Brimstone Fiend 1Brimstone Fiend.png
HP 65-132
HD 18
XP 3331
Speed 10
AC 15
EV 6
MR Immune
Attack1 25 (hit: plain)
Attack2 15 (hit: plain)
Attack3 15 (hit: plain)
Type of Meat None
Resistances damnation
rF+++
rPois+
rRot
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities Cold
Can drown
Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Large
Type Brimstone Fiend, Brimstone Fiend
Flags
See invisible
Flying
A huge and powerful demon wreathed in damnation, with great scaly wings. One of the most fearsome denizens of any of the Hells.

Brimstone Fiends are truly brutal demons, even among other greater demons. Like all Fiends, they are capable of tormenting victims, and their powerful Damnation attacks make them a threat even to prepared adventurers. They are immune to most fire attacks, but are vulnerable to cold. Brimstone Fiends can be found in Gehenna and Pandemonium, and may be summoned by liches, demon lords, and other powerful casters.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Hurl Damnation (3d20) Magical flag
Slot2 Symbol of Torment Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • All fiends are very dangerous; their combination of torment and high-powered attacks can lead to a very quick death. The Brimstone Fiend is one of the more dangerous members of this family, especially at range. Use cold spells, or a freezing- or holy wrath-branded weapon (the latter is more effective), to take it out as quickly as possible.
  • If you lack ranged abilities, lure it around a corner into melee rather than risking several turns of torment and damnation. Its melee attacks hurt a lot less than its spells.
  • If you are undead or in lichform, the Brimstone Fiend will forego torment and just cast Damnation. Damnation never misses and ignores AC, making it very deadly, especially for low-HP characters such as deep elves, felids, or casters who haven't built up their Fighting skill.
  • You can summon your own Brimstone Fiend with the Summon Greater Demon spell. Its loyalty is not guaranteed, however.

History

Prior to 0.10, "Brimstone Fiends" were named "Fiends."