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|name=hell beast
 
|glyph={{Brown|2}}
 
|tile=[[File:Hell Beast.png]]
 
|flags={{Evil flag}}<br>{{Fighter flag}}
 
|resistances={{Negative energy resistance}}, {{Torment resistance}}, {{Rot resistance}}
 
|vulnerabilities={{Holy vulnerability}}
 
|max_chunks=0
 
|meat={{No corpse}}
 
|xp=444
 
|holiness={{Demonic}}
 
|magic_resistance=24
 
|hp_range=40 - 97
 
|avg_hp=69
 
|armour_class=2 - 6
 
|evasion=7 - 11
 
|habitat=land
 
|speed=10 - 17
 
|size={{Large}}
 
|item_use={{Open doors}}
 
|attack1=28 ({{Bite type}}: {{Plain flavour}})
 
|attack2=20 ({{Trample type}}: {{Plain flavour}})
 
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|attack4=
 
|hit_dice=4 - 7
 
|base_hp=?
 
|extra_hp=?
 
|fixed_hp=0
 
|intelligence={{Normal intelligence}}
 
|genus=beast
 
|species=beast
 
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{{Flavour|An abominable crossbreed between beast and human that makes horrible barking noises.}}
 
  
 
==Useful Info==
 
==Useful Info==
'''Hell beasts''' are bestial [[tier-2 demon]]s with randomized attributes. While their attacks are always fairly powerful and can [[trample]] you back a square, their [[HP]] and speed vary greatly. Fortunately their [[AC]] and [[EV]] are always pretty terrible, their [[HD]] are low, and they have few resistances. As demons, they can be encountered in [[the Abyss]], [[Pandemonium]], or the [[Hell]]s, one [[The Lair]]'s ending and other monsters may summon them against you (most notably [[Geryon]]).
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'''Hell beasts''' are bestial [[tier-2 demon]]s with randomized attributes. While their attacks are always fairly powerful and can [[trample]] you back a square, their [[AC]], [[EV]], [[HD]], and [[MR]] are low, and they have few resistances. They can be encountered in [[the Abyss]], [[Pandemonium]], or the [[Hell]]s (particularly when summoned by [[Geryon]]); they may also appear in one ending of [[The Lair]].
  
 
==Tips & Tricks==
 
==Tips & Tricks==
*Evoking the [[horn of Geryon]] will summon 1-4 hell beasts at no cost. Their friendliness depends on your [[Evocations]] skill. Unlike most summons, these allies will even follow you up and down stairs.
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*Evoking the [[horn of Geryon]] will summon 1-4 hell beasts at no cost (though you will not be able to do so again until you have gained a considerable amount of experience). Their friendliness and duration depend on your [[Evocations]] skill.
 
*Unlike most demons, they lack [[poison resistance]]. [[Mephitic Cloud]] and [[Poison Arrow]] affect them very well.
 
*Unlike most demons, they lack [[poison resistance]]. [[Mephitic Cloud]] and [[Poison Arrow]] affect them very well.
*Be very aware of their trampling ability if you expect to stair dance away. They may push you off the stairs and leave you extremely vulnerable, a common way to die in the [[Vestibule of Hell]].
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*Be wary of their trampling ability if you expect to stair dance away. They may push you off the stairs and leave you extremely vulnerable, a common way to die in the [[Vestibule of Hell]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==

Latest revision as of 06:26, 13 December 2019

Version 0.24: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
hell beast 2Hell beast.png
HP 55-112
HD 7
XP 970
Speed 15
AC 5
EV 14
MR 20
Attack1 28 (bite: plain)
Attack2 20 (trample: trample)


Type of Meat None
Resistances rRot
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Large
Type hell beast, hell beast
Flags Fighter
An abominable crossbreed of beast and man that makes horrible barking noises.

Useful Info

Hell beasts are bestial tier-2 demons with randomized attributes. While their attacks are always fairly powerful and can trample you back a square, their AC, EV, HD, and MR are low, and they have few resistances. They can be encountered in the Abyss, Pandemonium, or the Hells (particularly when summoned by Geryon); they may also appear in one ending of The Lair.

Tips & Tricks

  • Evoking the horn of Geryon will summon 1-4 hell beasts at no cost (though you will not be able to do so again until you have gained a considerable amount of experience). Their friendliness and duration depend on your Evocations skill.
  • Unlike most demons, they lack poison resistance. Mephitic Cloud and Poison Arrow affect them very well.
  • Be wary of their trampling ability if you expect to stair dance away. They may push you off the stairs and leave you extremely vulnerable, a common way to die in the Vestibule of Hell.

History

  • Prior to 0.17, hell beasts varied in speed, from "fast" to "faster".
  • Prior to 0.14, the Horn of Geryon only summoned a single hell beast, and it was always hostile.
  • Prior to 0.9, they were simply called "beasts."
  • Prior to 0.8, they could not trample.