Salamander tyrant

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Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

For a list of salamanders, see the List of salamanders.

salamander tyrant NSalamander tyrant.png
HP 44-90
HD 15
XP 770
Speed 10 (swim: 70%)
AC 5
EV 7
Will 60
Attack1 15 (hit: fire)

Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities Cold
Habitat Amphibious lava
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type naga, salamander
Flags Warm-blooded
An intimidating volcano lord. It commands the magma of its realm as an extension of its body, and the majesty of its gaze can weaken even the proudest challenger.

Useful info

Salamander tyrants are extremely dangerous foes guarding the Snake Pit against intruders. Their Pyroclastic Surge is infamous for ignoring EV and having smite targeting in addition to blocking retreat by surrounding the player in lava tiles, impassable without flight.


Spell set I
Slot1 Eruption (3d24) Wizard flag
Slot2 Pyroclastic Surge (3d24) Wizard flag
Slot3 Weakening Gaze Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Having fire resistance will reduce their damage output significantly.
  • Have a source of flight on hand to secure your escape is strongly recommended.
  • Low-HP, high EV characters will find this enemy particularly lethal - but like most natural spellcasters, they are affected by Silence.


Salamander tyrants were added in 0.27.