Baron of Hell (Doom Eternal)
The Baron of Hell returns as a monster in Doom Eternal, retaining its appearance from Doom (2016), but now equipped with a pair of flaming blades, similar to those previously wielded by the cyberdemon. It is currently presumed that it will have statistics mostly matching those from the previous game, but further information from id Software is needed.
Only a few barons have been seen in any explicit amount of detail. The ones seen in the E3 teaser seem to have the same pinkish complexion as their predecessors; however, the one fought in the QuakeCon gameplay reveal was an ashy grey-brown with fiery eyes and inner flesh that glowed like embers. A screenshot of the monster released by Bethesda after the reveal gives this variant of the baron the name "Fire Baron." Whether this is the final design of all barons for the game or a potential variant amongst others is currently unknown. The Doom Slayer was shown being able to knock it back with a melee strike, potentially meaning the demon could be slightly weaker. Alternatively, this could entail that the destructible demons gore system may reduce the demon's weight, making it more susceptible to stunning.
As far as combat goes, it seemed to fight on par with the 2016 variant, but with the addition of swipes with its new Argent blades. Additionally, all of the green effects associated with the demon in its prior version have been replaced by ones which are fiery orange and red.
- The Slayer grabs the Baron's horn and plunges the Doom blade through the bottom of its head.
|Monsters from Doom Eternal|
|Demons:||Arachnotron • Arch-vile • Baron of Hell • Cacodemon • Dread knight • Gargoyle • Hell knight • Imp • Lost soul • Mancubus • Pain elemental • Pinky • Prowler • Revenant • Whiplash|
|Zombies:||Carcass • Possessed • Unwilling • Zombieman|
|Major enemies:||Doomhunter • Marauder • Tyrant|