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{{monster
 
|name=hell hound
 
|name=hell hound
|glyph={{LightCyan|h}}
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|glyph={{Cyan|h}}
 
|tile=[[File:Hell hound.png]]
 
|tile=[[File:Hell hound.png]]
 
|flags={{Blood scent flag}}<br>{{Sense invisible flag}}<br>{{!sil flag}}
 
|flags={{Blood scent flag}}<br>{{Sense invisible flag}}<br>{{!sil flag}}
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|vulnerabilities={{Cold vulnerability}}, {{Holy vulnerability 2}}, <br>{{Holy wrath vulnerability}}
 
|vulnerabilities={{Cold vulnerability}}, {{Holy vulnerability 2}}, <br>{{Holy wrath vulnerability}}
 
|max_chunks=3
 
|max_chunks=3
|meat={{Contaminated+poisoned corpse}}
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|meat={{Poisonous corpse}}
 
|xp=147
 
|xp=147
 
|holiness={{Demonic}}
 
|holiness={{Demonic}}
 
|magic_resistance=20
 
|magic_resistance=20
|hp_range=16-38
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|hp_range=17-38
 
|avg_hp=27
 
|avg_hp=27
 
|armour_class=6
 
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|species=hell hound
 
|species=hell hound
 
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{{Flavour|A huge black dog, with glowing red eyes and smoke pouring from its fanged mouth.}}
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{{Flavour|A huge black dog, with glowing red eyes and smoke pouring from its fanged mouth.
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“About her middle round<br>
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A cry of Hell-hounds never-ceasing barked<br>
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With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung<br>
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A hideous peal; yet, when they list, would creep,<br>
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If aught disturbed their noise, into her womb,<br>
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And kennel there; yet there still barked and howled<br>
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Within unseen.”<br>
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-John Milton, _Paradise Lost_, Book II, l. 653-659. 1667.}}
 
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{{list of | canines}}
 
{{list of | canines}}

Revision as of 23:47, 29 August 2014

Version 0.13: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
hell hound hHell hound.png
HP 17-38
HD 5
XP 147
Speed 15
AC 6
EV 13
MR 20
Attack1 13 (bite: plain)


Type of Meat Poisonous
Resistances damnation, rPois+,
rN+++, rTorm,
rRot
Vulnerabilities Cold, Holy,
Holy wrath
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Demonic
Size Medium
Type hound, hell hound
Flags Blood scent
Sense invisible
Silence immune
A huge black dog, with glowing red eyes and smoke pouring from its fanged mouth.

“About her middle round
A cry of Hell-hounds never-ceasing barked
With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung
A hideous peal; yet, when they list, would creep,
If aught disturbed their noise, into her womb,
And kennel there; yet there still barked and howled
Within unseen.”
-John Milton, _Paradise Lost_, Book II, l. 653-659. 1667.

For a list of all canines, see list of canines.


Useful Info

Hell hounds are dangerous demonic canines, flaming beasts that arrive in packs and breathe fire (3d10). Fortunately they are almost unheard of outside of the Abyss, Pandemonium, and the Hells, and by the time you get there, they're nearly harmless. However, if you see them outside of those places and they're not part of the Lair:8 vault, that's almost always a sign that Azrael is near.

Tips & Tricks

Conservation and fire resistance help. As with many fire-themed monsters, hitting them with cold damage works particularly well.