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Asmodeus &Asmodeus.png
HP 297-600
HD 17
XP 15712
Speed 10
AC 30
EV 7
Will Immune
Attack1 40 (hit: plain)

Resistances damnation
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Large
Type hell lord, Asmodeus
Flags Fighter
See invisible
Flame ring
Greatest and most cunning of the Lords of Hell, Asmodeus was born when the twin fires of greed and treachery first sparked to life within a mortal's heart. His hideous body is perpetually wreathed in flame.

“For myself, I have other occupations: I make absurd matches; I marry greybeards with minors, masters with servants, girls with small fortunes with tender lovers who have none. It is I who introduced into this world luxury, debauchery, games of chance, and chemistry. I am the author of the first cookery book, the inventor of festivals, of dancing, music, plays, and of the newest fashions; in a word, I am ASMODEUS, surnamed The Devil on Two Sticks.”
-Alain René Le Sage, _Asmodeus: Or, The Devil on Two Sticks_. 1707.

Useful Info

Asmodeus is a demon lord who guards the obsidian rune on the last level of Gehenna. In addition to his spells, all tiles adjacent to Asmodeus fill with persistent flame clouds. He can be found in the back room of his castle, usually accompanied by a pair of brimstone fiends.

Asmodeus always wields the Sceptre of Asmodeus, though he cannot summon demons from its melee attacks (his spells can, though).


Spell set I
Slot1 Bolt of Fire (3d26) Magical flag
Slot2 Hurl Damnation (3d20) Magical flag
Slot3 Fire Summon Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Asmodeus can quickly fill up the room with fire-related summons. He and his summons can toss a lot of fire and damnation your way; just standing next to Asmodeus places you in a column of flame. Needless to say, rF++ or rF+++ is a prerequisite here.
  • Asmodeus has a lot of HP and AC, so killing him will be tough. One strategy is to gain his attention and lure him into one of the smaller vaults nearby. Then, buff yourself, summon a few allies, and once he's in your LOS try to kill him as quickly as possible.


  • Prior to 0.30, Asmodeus had a base damage of 50, but his Sceptre was a weaker melee weapon.