Smoke demon

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smoke demon 3Smoke demon.png
HP 26-52
HD 7
XP 430
Speed 10
AC 5
EV 9
MR 60
Attack1 8 (hit: plain)
Attack2 5 (hit: plain)
Attack3 5 (hit: plain)
Type of Meat None
Resistances rF++, rPois+,
rN+++, rTorm,
rRot+++, rSticky,
rConstr, rDrown,
Vulnerabilities Holy, Holy wrath
Habitat Land
Intelligence Normal
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Small
Type smoke demon, smoke demon
Flags Insubstantial
An infernal demon that manifests itself as a writhing cloud of smoke. Having considerable pyrokinetic powers, it can very effectively attack its enemies from afar.

“Why does the thin grey strand
Floating up from the forgotten
Cigarette between my fingers,
Why does it trouble me?”
-D.H. Lawrence, “Sorrow”. 1916.

Useful Info

Smoke demons are slow tier-3 demons with dangerous ranged abilities. They are found in the Abyss, Pandemonium, and the Hells, and they are often summoned by other monsters through the Summon Demon spell.


Spell set
Slot1 Sticky Flame Range (3d4) Demonic flag
Slot2 Steam Ball (3d12) Demonic flag
Slot3 Smiting (7-17) Demonic flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Although almost any character can outrun them, smoke demons are dangerous nuisances that will peg you with attacks as long as they're in your line of sight. Their Sticky Flame can deal heavy fire damage when you're within 5 tiles of them, and their Smite deals irresistible, unavoidable damage. You can use the clouds of steam created by their Steam Balls to give yourself some cover, fortunately.
  • They have excellent resistance to fire damage and immunity to poison and negative energy, but otherwise their defenses are poor and they only have average HP.