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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

For a list of all canines, see list of canines.

hound hHound.png
HP 10-22
HD 3
XP 42
Speed 15
AC 2
EV 13
Will 10
Attack1 6 (bite: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Small
Type hound, hound
Flags See invisible
A fearsome hunting dog, lithe and alert. Its master must be long gone, for it looks dishevelled, and has a lean and hungry look.

“A traveller, by the faithful hound, Half-buried in the snow was found, Still grasping in his hand of ice That banner with the strange device, Excelsior!”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Excelsior”

Useful Info

Hounds are the second sorts of canines you are likely to encounter. They are fast enemies that are bigger and stronger than jackals, although they don't travel in packs. They can be found in the early portions of the Dungeon.

Tips & Tricks

  • A hound can manage to chew up a fragile caster, but that's only if you let it get close enough to hit you.
  • For melee characters, they are moderately tough threats. Not especially difficult, but their speed makes it difficult to retreat. Don't fight (or explore) at low HP if you can at all help it.