Shadow demon

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shadow demon 2Shadow demon.png
HP 36-74
HD 10
XP 717
Speed 10
AC 7
EV 12
Will 100
Attack1 21 (hit: plain)

Resistances rC++
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Small
Type shadow demon, shadow demon
See invisible
A mysterious demonic figure, difficult to distinguish from the darkness around it. It weaves the shadows into powerful minions.

“As we grow old, we become aware that death is drawing near; his shadow falls across our path...”
-Stefan Zweig, _Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman_. 1927.

Useful Info

Shadow demons are demonic summoners which haunt demonic places, summoning waves of dangerous foes at you as soon as they spot you. They're faster than normal, but thankfully aren't very durable by tier-2 standards. They can be found in the Abyss, Pandemonium, and the Hells (particularly in Tartarus), as well as summoned by the Summon Greater Demon spell.


Spell set I
Slot1 Shadow Creatures Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • The summons of Shadow Creatures depends on where you are. If one spawns in the early Dungeon during the Orb run, it will be next to harmless. On the other hand, one appearing on a particularly bad Ziggurat floor can be extremely deadly.
  • Shadow demons will spend many of their turns trying to move into melee range with you. Make them a high priority to keep them from calling for reinforcements, and if they do manage to get some nasties out, use powerful ranged attacks to take them down fast. Once the summoner falls, its summons die with it.


  • Shadow demons lost Summon Demon in 0.27.
  • Prior to 0.10, shadow demons had permanent invisibility and normal speed, but no spells.