Minion of Huhetotl

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The Minion of Huhetotl, &, is the Archeologist quest nemesis. As a demon, he shares the usual resistances to fire, poison and level draining, as well as immunity to death rays. He also has the usual stoning resistance of all quest nemeses.

Strategy

The Minion of Huhetotl is accompanied by various monsters in his god's temple and capable of summoning more, so be sure to clear out the temple before confronting him. Like all quest nemeses, he is covetous, and can inflict very large amounts of damage with his two weapon attacks and spellcasting (which includes drain strength and destroy armor). It's recommended that you awaken him remotely while on the upstair (or else teleport to the upstair after doing so) and engage him there with a means of engraving Elbereth and a source of magic resistance; in 3.6.0 and later versions, consider using a scroll of scare monster for this strategy as well.

His high monster magic resistance lets him easily resist a wand of sleep or polymorph, all but forcing players to resort to melee attacks. Wielding a blessed silver saber is very effective, as is a blessed dwarvish mattock - the Minion is a large monster, and the archaeologist can achieve Expert in both the pick-axe and saber skills. However, remember that he can cast the curse items spell; even with magic resistance, a cursed mattock will leave you without the use of your hands, so prepare a means of emergency curse removal if you employ this strategy, such as a bag with scrolls of remove curse or a cache of holy water.

The following information pertains to an upcoming version (NetHack 3.7.0). If this version is now released, please verify that it is still accurate, then update the page to incorporate this information.

The scroll of scare monster on the ground no longer scares any unique monster.

Encyclopedia entry

Huehueteotl, or Huhetotl, which means Old God, was the Aztec
(classical Mesoamerican) god of fire. He is generally
associated with paternalism and one of the group classed
as the Xiuhtecuhtli complex. He is known to send his
minions to wreak havoc upon ordinary humans.

[ after the Encyclopedia of Gods, by Michael Jordan ]