Description[edit | edit source]
These machines came in numerous shapes, but they all had in common their purpose and immense destructive capacity.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Combat[edit | edit source]
As a hellfire engine moved through the battlefield, it could crush and trap creatures under its weight. In addition, it had a variety of weapons, such as an acid sprayer, a lightning-infused flail, and a cannon that fired an explosive shell.
If mortals were slain by a hellfire engine, their souls were doomed to join the ranks of the devils in the form of lemures within hours. If the transformation was allowed to run its course, only a wish or true resurrection spell after killing the lemure could restore the soul.
History[edit | edit source]
The devils were constantly modifying the design of the hellfire engine in order to increase its effectiveness. Their main topic of research involved improving its soul-converting ability so that it would also work on demons.
Appendix[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (May 29, 2018). Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 165. ISBN 978-0786966240.
- Robin D. Laws, Robert J. Schwalb (December 2006). Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 119. ISBN 0-7869-3940-0.