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hellion 2Hellion.png
HP 25-52
HD 7
XP 384
Speed 12
AC 5
EV 10
Will 60
Attack1 10 (hit: plain)

Resistances damnation
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Medium
Type hellion, hellion
A hateful demon, desirous to see all life destroyed by its damnation.

Useful Info

Hellions are dangerous tier-2 demons that blast you with smite-targeted damnation, dealing moderate damage no matter your AC or resistances. They are found in Pandemonium and the Hells, and can be summoned by many spellcasting monsters through the Summon Demon spell.


Spell set I
Slot1 Call Down Damnation (3d15) Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Hellions are relatively fragile and not resistant to cold. If you have a wand of iceblast, try to hit them as soon as they are in range to take them out before they can deal too much damnation.
  • Be careful if you're facing hellions in the presence of tormenting enemies. A blast of damnation can be lethal after you've had your HP cut in half a couple times.
  • Silence does not prevent demonic spellcasting. Standing next to it in melee may trick it into making weak physical attacks against you instead, however.
  • If you have a friendly hellion serving you, be careful not to stand next to its target. It will make no attempt to preserve you if you walk into its damnation blast zone.


  • Prior to 0.19, hellions were resistant to fire, rF+++, and vulnerable to cold and water.