Hell hog

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hell hog hHell hog.png
HP 39-80
HD 11
XP 860
Speed 14
AC 2
EV 9
MR 40
Attack1 20 (bite: plain)


Type of Meat Inedible
Resistances rF++
rTorm
rRot
rN+++
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type hog, hell hog
Flags
An extremely large and aggressive swine, bred in Hell, whose breath burns its foes to ash.

Useful Info

Hell hogs are fast and irritating demonic beasts that spit Fireball at you as they charge into melee. Unlike delicious mortal hogs, hell hogs are inedible. They appear in large bands in the depths of the Abyss, Pandemonium, and Gehenna.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Fireball (3d20) Natural flag,
Breath flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Fire resistance and decent AC will help mitigate the damage of their Fireballs. Considering that hell hogs tend to run in packs and have no qualms about blowing themselves or other monsters up, though, you'll probably be eating several Fireballs over the course of the fight, so taking them all out quickly is generally a good idea. Area-of-effect attacks or a tight corridor are useful here.
  • Hell hogs are fairly non-threatening in comparison to other creatures that can be found in the same places they appear in. However, Fireballs are loud, so fights with hell hogs will likely attract attention from other monsters that may be significantly harder to deal with.

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