Shadow demon

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shadow demon 2Shadow demon.png
HP 36-74
HD 10
XP 717
Speed 10
AC 7
EV 12
MR 100
Attack1 21 (hit: plain)


Max Chunks 0
Type of Meat None
Resistances rC++
rPois+
rRot
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Small
Type shadow demon, shadow demon
Flags
See invisible
A mysterious demonic figure, difficult to distinguish from the darkness around it. It weaves the shadows into powerful minions.

“As we grow old, we become aware that death is drawing near; his shadow falls across our path...”
-Stefan Zweig, _Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman_. 1927.

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Useful Info

Shadow demons are demonic summoners which haunt demonic places, summoning waves of dangerous foes at you as soon as they spot you. They're faster than normal, but thankfully aren't very durable by tier-2 standards. They can be found in the Abyss, Pandemonium, and the Hells (particularly in Tartarus).

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Shadow Creatures Magical flag
Slot2 Summon Demon Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Without Mass Abjuration, these guys can theoretically put together truly horrific piles of demons to assault you. Fortunately they spend most of their turns trying to move into melee range with you. Make them a high priority to keep them from calling for reinforcements, and if they do manage to get some nasties out, use powerful ranged attacks to take them down fast. Once the summoner falls, its summons die with it.

History

Prior to 0.10, shadow demons had permanent invisibility and normal speed, but no spells.