Brown chaos serpent


A Brown Chaos Serpent at the Hypostyle.

The brown chaos serpent is an enemy from Hexen. It looks just like its green counterpart, except that its skin is a rich brown rather than grey-green. The manual includes a single entry for both types of serpent:

"D'Sparil once had a Chaos Serpent for a mount. On this world the Serpents run loose, uncontrolled by any higher intelligence. One breed of Chaos Serpent will scorch you with fiery blasts, while a second variant of this creature belches poisonous gas."
― Hexen instruction manual

Combat characteristics[edit]

The brown chaos serpent is for the most part simply a reskin of the green chaos serpent and can be fought in the same manner. They have the same stat values and behavior, however they are treated as a separate species and if the two types of chaos serpents are mixed, infighting can occur. In spite of the manual's description, the green gas balls do not have the poison effect caused by some attacks. Instead, the projectile does fire damage just like that of the green chaos serpent, and players and objects destroyed by it will use their incineration death sequence, if present.


ID # 8080 (decimal), 1F90 (hex)
Hit points 250
Speed 13 map units per frame
(151.7 map units per second)
Width 64
Height 64
Reaction time 8
Pain chance 50 (19.53%)
Pain time 8 tics
Mass 220
Bits 4194310
Bits list

1: Obstacle

2: Shootable

22: Affects Kill %

5: Floor Clip

12: Pass Mobj

18: Telestomp

23: Monster Cross Lines

Sprites & sounds
Sprite name DEM2
Alert sound SBTSIT5
Active sound SBTSIT5
Pain sound MINACT1
Death sound SBTDTH3
Melee attack
Damage 1-8 * 2 (always even numbers)
Ranged attack
Type Projectile
Speed 15 map units per tic
(525 map units per second)
Damage 5-40
Width 20
Height 6
Sprite name D2FX
Sound IMPFIRE2 (firing)
IMPACT3 (impact)

Appearance statistics[edit]

In the IWADs the brown chaos serpent is first encountered on these maps per skill level:

The IWADs contain the following numbers of brown chaos serpents per skill level:

See also[edit]