Smoke demon

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Version 0.30: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
smoke demon 3Smoke demon.png
HP 25-52
HD 7
XP 429
Speed 10
AC 5
EV 9
Will 60
Attack1 8 (hit: plain)
Attack2 5 (hit: plain)
Attack3 5 (hit: plain)
Resistances rF++
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Small
Type smoke demon, smoke demon
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 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 I
Slot1 Pyre Arrow (2d8*) Magical flag
Slot2 Steam Ball (3d12) Magical flag
Slot3 Smiting (7-17) Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • 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 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.


  • In 0.31, smoke demons will have medium size.
  • Prior to 0.14, they were a bit slower (speed 9).