|An abominable crossbreed of beast and man that makes horrible barking noises.|
Hell beasts are bestial tier-2 demons with randomized attributes. While their attacks are always fairly powerful and can trample you back a square, their AC, EV, HD, and MR are low, and they have few resistances. They can be encountered in the Abyss, Pandemonium, or the Hells (particularly when summoned by Geryon); they may also appear in one ending of The Lair.
Tips & Tricks
- Evoking the horn of Geryon will summon 1-4 hell beasts at no cost (though you will not be able to do so again until you have gained a considerable amount of experience). Their friendliness and duration depend on your Evocations skill.
- Unlike most demons, they lack poison resistance. Mephitic Cloud and the combo of Olgreb's Toxic Radiance and Ignite Poison affect them very well.
- Be wary of their trampling ability if you expect to stair dance away. They may push you off the stairs and leave you extremely vulnerable, a common way to die in the Vestibule of Hell.