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Eidolon is an enemy encountered in Hexen II, the oldest and most powerful of the Serpent Riders, and the main antagonist of the game.

Whilst D'Sparil and Korax attacked and took control of Parthoris and Cronos, respectively, Eidolon took control of the world of Thyrion.

Attacks & Strategy[]

At first, Eidolon confronts the player by himself, but when the player proves to be worthy, the Serpent Rider calls upon the Chaos Sphere to increase his size three fold.

First Form

In his first form, Eidolon will follow the player while launching balls of lightning that home and bounce towards the player. The key to defeating Eidolon's first form is to move as little as possible since he predicts player movements. If the player has saved up plenty of Tomes of Power and Kraters of Might, then this battle can be much easier.

  • Eidolon launches around five balls of lightning that home and bounce towards the player.
  • If you get close enough, Eidolon will use a repulsion disc
Second Form

The key to fighting Eidolon now is the opposite: move as much as you can but keep an eye on Eidolon and avoid the center area as you can get killed instantly by lighting.

  • Eidolon can stomp the player when walking.
  • Eidolon launches a burst of fireballs towards the player. These projectiles move very quickly and hit for a lot of damage.
  • If you get close to Eidolon he'll try to toast the player with hell-fire breath.
  • Eidolon some times shoots red projectiles that morph the player into a sheep on impact.
  • Eidolon's deadliest attack is to summon lighting that instant kills anything no matter how much HP the target has.
  • Eidolon can regenerate as long as the Chaos Sphere is still around.  These two are his most powerful spells and represent his control over life and death.


Action Audio
Eidolon growling
Eidolon pain
Eidolon death

Notes & Trivia[]

  • Eidolon's hand is briefly seen during the ending of Hexen: Beyond Heretic, moving a chess piece of his brother Korax on the chessboard.
  • In the final hub, it is revealed that Eidolon has the power of life and death.
  • Eidolon's appearance is reminiscent of Diablo from the eponymous game series.

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