Summon Greater Demon

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Version 0.30: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Calls forth one of the greater demons of Pandemonium to serve the caster. With high power, the summoned demon will be less likely to be initially hostile — but the strongest demons may eventually turn against their summoner regardless.

Summon Greater Demon is a monster-only Summonings spell which calls a single greater demon (i.e. tier 1 or 2) into existence.

The following enemies cast Summon Greater Demon:

The following enemies may be able to cast Summon Greater Demon, depending on their spell set:


Summon greater demon.png Summon Greater Demon
Level 7
School1 Summoning
Casting noise 6
Spell noise 0
  • Prior to 0.27, this spell was a Level 7 Summonings spell available to players. For players, Tier 1 demons would eventually turn hostile, while Tier 2 demons had a chance to turn hostile. Also, many of the Hell lords and unique pan lords cast Summon Greater Demon instead of a specific, themed summoning spell.
  • Prior to 0.10, this spell only summoned Tier 1 demons. However, at the time the category included many demons that are now classified as Tier 2, such as balrugs and cacodemons. This meant that every summon would eventually turn hostile.