Tzitzimitl

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Tzitzimitl 1Tzitzimitl.png
HP 69-140
HD 22
XP 3650
Speed 10
AC 12
EV 16
MR Immune
Attack1 27 (claw: miasmata)
Attack2 18 (bite: pain)
Attack3 14 (engulf: drain experience)
Type of Meat None
Resistances rC++
rElec
rPois+
rRot
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Large
Type Tzitzimitl, Tzitzimitl
Flags Evil

See invisible
Flying
A terrible liminal demon, a horrific fallen divinity, a mane of grasping claws and jaws of gnashing stone in a necklace of starry organs and a skirt of wiry bones. Formed waiting for the auspicious days when they will devour the sun, the astral skeletons tzitzimitl spread disease and incite despair.

Useful Info

Tzitzimimeh are one of the most versatile among demons, posing a threat to characters whether they're living or undead. While negative energy and cold resistance helps reduce the effects of most of their attacks, torment and Dispel Undead always sting. They can be found in Pandemonium and the Hells (primarily Tartarus), and some monsters may summon them with the Summon Greater Demon spell.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Bolt of Cold (3d32) Magical flag
Slot2 Bolt of Draining (3d29) Magical flag
Slot3 Symbol of Torment Magical flag
Slot4 Dispel Undead (3d32) Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

This is the only fiend against which being undead does not protect - in fact, it is possibly more dangerous to be so, given that Dispel Undead deals as much damage as Iron Shot but bypasses AC, EV and any resistances. If you are a lichform caster, consider letting it wear off if you can't kill these quickly, i.e. in two or three turns. If you are naturally undead, keep them at the edge of LOS or behind other monsters and pelt them from afar with ranged attacks - wands of fire can be effective. Fortunately, their multiplicity of spells makes them torment considerably less often than other fiends, and having rN+++ greatly reduces the threat they pose. Use a holy wrath weapon or high-powered non-elemental conjurations to dispatch them, for they have no specific vulnerabilities.

History

Prior to 0.19, Tzitzimitl melee created miasma, instead of slowing and rotting victims.

Prior to 0.18, they were called Shadow Fiends, who lacked miasma attacks and had less HD.