Hell hog

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hell hog hHell hog.png
HP 39-80
HD 11
XP 860
Speed 14
AC 2
EV 9
Will 40
Attack1 20 (bite: plain)

Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Demonic
Size Medium
Type hog, hell hog
Flags Evil
An extremely large and aggressive swine, bred in Hell, whose breath burns its foes to ash.

Useful Info

Hell hogs are fast and irritating demonic beasts that constantly spit Fireball at you. They appear in large bands in the depths of the Abyss, Pandemonium, and Gehenna.


Spell set I
Slot1 Fireball (3d20) Natural flag,
Breath flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Hell hogs are relatively weak for the areas they spawn in. Still, if you lack fire resistance, don't underestimate them. Hell hogs usually run in packs, where each hell hog can launch a 3d20 Fireball every turn. If you don't resist fire, this damage can add up really quickly. Area-of-effect attacks or a tight corridor are useful here.
    • Hell hogs have no qualms about blowing themselves or other monsters up with Fireballs.
    • Ignition and Fireball are totally useless against them. Fire Storm, however, still does enough irresistible damage to one or two-shot them at decent power.
    • With rF+ and decent AC, you won't take much damage, but you should still try to deal with them quickly. Their Fireballs are loud, so hell hogs can attract other (likely harder) enemies.