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{{flavour|Opens a gate to the realm of Pandemonium and draws forth one of its inhabitants to serve the caster for a time.
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“'Tis now the very witching time of night,<br>
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When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out<br>
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Contagion to this world.”
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:-William Shakespeare, _The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark_, III, 2."}}
  
'''Summon Demon''' is a level 5 [[Summonings]] spell which summons a single [[common demon]] (tier-[[3]] or -[[4]]) to do your bidding. While this can create some excellent allies such as [[smoke demon]]s or [[sun demon]]s, you may also wind up with less useful demon. On top of that, the demon may arrive hostile (higher [[spell power]] makes this less likely), so having a way to deal with that threat such as [[Aura of Abjuration]] is advised.
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'''Summon Demon''' is a monster-only [[Summonings]] spell which summons a single [[common demon]] (tier-[[3]] or -[[4]]) to do the caster's bidding. Such demons are manageable individually, but the variety of possible summons can cause issues if you leave the summoner to their own devices. Certain demons may also be more problematic than others ([[chaos]]-[[brand]]ed attacks from [[chaos spawn]], [[Malmutate]] from [[neqoxec]]s, heavy [[cold]] damage from [[ice devil]]s, etc).
  
==Spell Power==
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As with any summoning spell, the best way to get rid of the summons is by killing the summoner (though [[Yara's Violent Unravelling]] will do in a pinch).
Spell power increases the chance to summon a tier-[[3]] demon, that chance being
 
<br><tt>30 + spellpower / 3</tt><br>
 
which translates to ~40% at '''<tt>####......</tt>''', ~70% at '''<tt>########..</tt>''' and 96.7% at full power.
 
  
Each demon has a
 
<br><tt>4 / spellpower</tt><br>
 
chance to arrive hostile, which is ~20% at '''<tt>###.......</tt>''', ~10% at '''<tt>#####.....</tt>''', and ~5% at '''<tt>#######...</tt>'''.
 
 
Higher spell power also increases the duration of the summon.
 
 
==Monster Version==
 
 
{{monsters with spell}}
 
{{monsters with spell}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
In [[0.27]], Summon Demon will no longer be available.
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{{Spell
Prior to [[0.14]] spell power didn't affect the chance to summon a stronger demon.
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|name=Summon Demon
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|level=5
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|school1={{Summonings}}
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|school2=
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|school3=
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|sources=<div>
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*[[Book of Summonings]]
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</div>
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|castingnoise=4
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|spellnoise=0
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|power cap=200
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|range=Self
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|flags=Unholy, Selfench, Mons Abjure
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|summons limit=3
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}}
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*Prior to [[0.27]], Summon Demon was castable by players. Demons summoned by this spell had a chance to spawn hostile.
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*Prior to [[0.14]] spell power didn't affect the chance to summon a stronger demon.
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[[Category:Monster spells]]

Latest revision as of 07:48, 7 March 2022

Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Opens a gate to the realm of Pandemonium and draws forth one of its inhabitants to serve the caster for a time.

“'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.”

-William Shakespeare, _The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark_, III, 2."

Summon Demon is a monster-only Summonings spell which summons a single common demon (tier-3 or -4) to do the caster's bidding. Such demons are manageable individually, but the variety of possible summons can cause issues if you leave the summoner to their own devices. Certain demons may also be more problematic than others (chaos-branded attacks from chaos spawn, Malmutate from neqoxecs, heavy cold damage from ice devils, etc).

As with any summoning spell, the best way to get rid of the summons is by killing the summoner (though Yara's Violent Unravelling will do in a pinch).

The following enemies cast Summon Demon:

The following enemies may be able to cast Summon Demon, depending on their spell set:

History

Summon demon.png Summon Demon
Level 5
School1 Summoning
Source(s)
Casting noise 4
Spell noise 0
Power Cap 200
Summons Limit 3
Range Self
Flags Unholy, Selfench, Mons Abjure
  • Prior to 0.27, Summon Demon was castable by players. Demons summoned by this spell had a chance to spawn hostile.
  • Prior to 0.14 spell power didn't affect the chance to summon a stronger demon.