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For a list of all holy monsters, see list of holy monsters.

seraph ASeraph.png
HP 140-283
HD 25
XP 11186
Speed 15
AC 20
EV 19
Will 160
Attack1 50 (hit: plain)
Attack2 20 (hit: plain)

Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Holy
Size Medium
Type angel, seraph
Flags Fighter
See invisible
The Seraphim, or the Burning Ones, are the highest rank of the angelic hosts, the mightiest servants of the good gods. They have six wings and but one face, and are said to sometimes take the forms of fiery serpents.

“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.”
-KJV Bible, Isaiah 6:1-3.

Useful Info

Seraphim are flying holy beings, the rugged, upgraded version of angels. They have a big HP pool, can summon multiple holy beings at once, and share injury with allies. They always generate with a highly-enchanted flaming great sword, and either pearl dragon scales or fire dragon scales.

They are extremely rare, only appearing once per holy-themed Pandemonium floor or very rarely in the orb run. However, they are not unique.


Spell set I
Slot1 Warning Cry Vocal flag,
Breath flag
Slot2 Summon Holies Priest flag
Slot3 Injury Bond Priest flag
Slot4 Cleansing Flame Priest flag
Slot5 Smiting (7-17) Priest flag


  • Obviously, seraphim are more dangerous to undead and Demonspawn players. If you're vulnerable to holy, consider skipping holy pan.
  • If a seraph is using Injury Bond, it's highly vulnerable to area-of-effect attacks.
    • Despite the fact that seraphim are immune to fire, Ignition can deal great damage via Injury Bond's damage sharing (given it has enough allies nearby).


  • In 0.16, seraphim received a new, much more powerful spell list. They also began spawning during the Orb run (albeit rarely).
  • Prior to 0.15, Seraphim (and all other holy creatures) would potentially be neutral toward worshipers of good gods.