Hell Sentinel

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Hell Sentinel 1Hell Sentinel.png
HP 94-190
HD 19
XP 2907
Speed 10
AC 25
EV 3
MR Immune
Attack1 40 (hit: plain)
Attack2 25 (hit: plain)


Max Chunks 0
Type of Meat None
Resistances damnation
rF+++
rC+++
rElec+++
rPois+++
rRot
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Large
Type Hell Sentinel, Hell Sentinel
Flags
See invisible
Glows
Spiny
A towering monolith constructed and possessed by demonic forces. A thousand eyes leer through slits in its jagged, spiked armour.

Contents

Useful Info

Hell Sentinels are massive demonic constructs, immune to all elemental damage except for holy and acid and boasting very high AC. On top of that, they are covered in spines that deal 5d4 physical damage (subject to EV and AC) to you each time you attack. Although they lack the ability to torment you, they can still deal heavy damage in melee or at range. Between their durability and irresistible damage output, they are some of the deadliest normal enemies in the game. They can be found in Pandemonium and the Hells, particularly the Iron City of Dis, as well as rarely appearing in the Abyss.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Hurl Damnation (3d20) Magical flag
Slot2 Iron Shot (3d33) Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Fast characters can avoid their passive counter-attack by kiting them with ranged attacks. That being said, the constant stream of hellfire and Iron Shots is probably worse.
  • They only have 3 EV. Bolt of Inaccuracy is very effective against them.
  • Unlike with fiends, merely being within LOS of one of these is not an extreme emergency. They are unable to inflict torment, and they have only normal speed. So long as you aren't a naga or Cheibriados worshiper, simply walking away from one may be the best option.
  • All of their attacks require a clear line of fire, so characters capable of flooding them with summoned units can eventually defeat them in safety, hiding in the background. Their massive damage output will chew through your summons quickly, however, so a source of MP channeling may be necessary.

History

Hell Sentinels were added in 0.11, replacing pit fiends as the iron-themed tier-1 demon.