Hell knight

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hell knight pHell knight.png
HP 49-82
HD 10
XP 781
Speed 10
AC 0
EV 10
MR 40
Attack1 26 (hit: plain)

Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence High
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type human, human
Flags Evil
A heavily armoured warrior, in league with the powers of Hell, and usually accompanied by other unsavoury beings of its ilk.

“Ok, let’s review. It’s up to the fair young maiden to rescue the dragon from the fire breathing knights in shining armour.”

Useful Info

Hell knights are powerful human warriors who serve demonic forces, and are well equipped with powerful weapons. They have excellent fire immunity, are not vulnerable to holy wrath weapons, and usually travel in packs. Their appearance often signifies the presence of Margery.


Spell set I
Slot1 Pain (d13) Wizard flag
Slot2 Bolt of Fire (3d18) Wizard flag
Slot3 Blink Emergency flag, Wizard flag
Spell set II
Slot1 Pain (d13) Wizard flag
Slot2 Throw Flame (3d8) Wizard flag
Slot3 Haste Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Even characters specialized in melee combat should try not to face more than one at a time; they can pack surprisingly potent branded weapons.
  • Fire resistance will help keep you from being roasted at range.
  • Make sure to check out their gear; demonic weapons are very common.