For a list of all canines, see list of canines.
| A huge black dog, with glowing red eyes and smoke pouring from its fanged mouth.
“About her middle round
Hell hounds are fast and dangerous demonic canines, flaming beasts that arrive in packs and breathe fire (3d10). Fortunately they are almost unheard of outside of the Abyss, Pandemonium, and the Hells, and by the time you get there, they're nearly harmless. However, if you see them outside of those places and they're not guarding the entrance of the Lair, a Lair:6 vault, or some Volcano layout, that's almost always a sign that Azrael is near.
Tips & Tricks
Fire resistance helps. As with many fire-themed monsters, hitting them with cold damage works particularly well.