Serpent of Hell (Tartarus)

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Serpent of Hell DSerpent of Hell (Tartarus).png
HP 102 - 143
HD 20
XP 7390
Speed 14
AC 16
EV 12
MR 186
Attack1 35 (bite: plain)
Attack2 15 (claw: plain)
Attack3 15 (trample: plain)
Max Chunks 0
Type of Meat None
Resistances Standard: rPois+, rRot, rN+, rTorm
Vulnerabilities Holy, Dragon Slaying
Habitat land
Intelligence High
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Giant
Type serpent of hell, serpent of hell
Flags Spellcaster
Sense invisible

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

A pair of lurid magenta eyes hang in the darkness before you. You can just barely trace the outline of a vast, sinuous dragon. Its malice for you is palpable.

Useful Info

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 Tartarus, the Serpent is capable of breathing negative energy and vile miasma at you.


Spell set Tartarus
Slot1 Bolt of Draining (3d24)
Slot2 Miasma (3d15)
Slot3 none
Slot4 Bolt of Draining (3d24)
Slot5 Miasma (3d15)
Slot6 none

Tips & Tricks

  • Visiting Tartarus without rN++ or better is just asking for aggravating and disabling levels of draining, and that applies while facing the Serpent of Hell. Even with a full three ranks however, the Serpent's Miasma blasts will still damage, poison, slow, and rot you unless you have rot resistance. As this simply isn't available to most characters, try to take out this unique fast before it gets a chance to rot you much.