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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
cacodemon 2Cacodemon.png
HP 64-130
HD 13
XP 1636
Speed 10
AC 11
EV 10
Will 160
Attack1 22 (hit: plain)
Attack2 22 (hit: plain)

Resistances rElec
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Large
Type cacodemon, cacodemon
See invisible
A hideously ugly demon of rage and legendary power, it disables its foes before blasting them to pieces.

“We’ll call him Cacodemon, with his black Gib there, his Succuba, his Devil’s Seed, his Spawn of Phlegethon, that o’ my Consience was bred o’ the Spume of Cocytus.”
-John Fletcher, _The Knight of Malta_. 1647.

Useful Info

Cacodemons are extremely dangerous tier-2 demons. They wield a wide variety of debilitating ranged attacks, occasionally mutate the player, and have a powerful, irresistible energy attack. They are found in the Abyss, the Hells, and Pandemonium (particularly in Mnoleg's domain), and can be summoned by certain monsters through the Summon Greater Demon spell.


Spell set I
Slot1 Bolt of Devastation (3d20) Magical flag
Slot2 Vitrify Magical flag
Slot3 Malmutate Magical flag
Slot4 Dig Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • A source of mutation resistance and high willpower will protect you from most (but not all) of their attacks; kill them quick to avoid an unlucky Malmutate getting through to you.


  • Prior to 0.31, cacodemons had Slow and Confuse instead of Vitrify. Also, they had Energy Bolt instead of Bolt of Devastation, which did not apply vulnerability.
  • Prior to 0.30, cacodemons had fast regeneration.
  • Prior to 0.10, they were tier-1 demons. They also used to be fairly pathetic, as their energy bolt, slow, and confuse spells all used to be the near-worthless Call Imp.