The Iron City of Dis

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The Iron City of Dis. Who will stand the test of iron?

Dis is seven levels deep and contains the iron rune. It can be accessed via the Vestibule of Hell.

A gateway to the Iron City of Dis. Who will stand the test of iron?

The Iron City of Dis is the iron branch of Hell, accessible from the Vestibule of Hell.

Useful Info

Dis is 7 levels deep and populated by iron-themed monsters. The most common is the iron devil, but you'll also encounter iron dragons, iron trolls, and on the last level, metal gargoyles. All the while a mystical Hellish force will assault you as is usual for all Hell branches, causing multiple nasty effects.

Dis has a layout similar to the Vaults: square open levels with several smaller rooms that may contain additional monsters.

The last level contains the iron rune of Zot, guarded by Dispater. Teleport control will not work here until you pick up the rune.


Dis can be one of the easier branches of Hell if played right. The open layout means it's harder to be surrounded, for one, and a lot of "iron" monsters are slow and thus easy to outrun. The demons summoned can be as dangerous as Tartarus's set, but are often weaker. At any rate, do not attempt Dis until you've cleared almost everything else in the game, aside possibly from Zot:5, the Tomb, Pandemonium, and Ziggurats.

Some means of restoring or sustaining abilities are welcome, since the effects of Hell can cause severe stat draining, and it's wise to carry some potions of healing to prevent your body from rotting away, which may happen occasionally by the effects of Hell.

Note that Dis:7 has guaranteed ice fiends, so a minimum of rC++ is recommended for that floor.

Hell effects


In Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Dis is the City of the Dead, and is located in the Fifth Circle of Hell. Punished within Dis are those whose lives were marked by active (rather than passive) sins, such as heretics, murderers, suicides, thieves, and traitors. In Roman mythology, Dispater was a god of the underworld, later subsumed by Pluto or Hades. Originally a chthonic god of riches, fertile agricultural land, and underground mineral wealth, he was later commonly equated with the Roman deities Pluto and Orcus, becoming an underworld deity.