Serpent of Hell (Gehenna)
For a list of all dragons, see list of dragons.
|A huge red glowing three-headed dragon, burning with hellfire. It seems to be possessed by the very essence of Gehenna and its eternal fire.|
The Serpent of Hell is a unique dragon whose elemental affinity varies based on which branch of Hell you encounter it in. When faced in Gehenna, the Serpent is capable of breathing great gouts of fire and hellfire, and is completely immune to both.
Tips & Tricks
- Preparations for Gehenna largely render you ready for handling this iteration of the Serpent of Hell; while you'll always be susceptible to its Hellfire attacks, two or three ranks of fire resistance render its Fire Breath much less devastating. If you don't have that degree of fire resistance already, however, expect to take massive damage.
In ancient versions of Crawl, the Serpent of Hell did not appear as a unique monster, but rather as a generic one that could be found in considerable numbers guarding the lowest level of Gehenna. While they may have had fewer hit points, the fact they could appear in considerable numbers made them more dangerous than the single monster ever is: facing multiple 20-HD hellfire-casting dragons at a time was often a quick death.