A Salamander

Claw Vipers are essentially giant crimson or dark skinned lizards. However, they are not to be taken lightly as they possess the ability to use magic - a Cold attack. This is potentially deadly as it prevents its victim from escaping and allows other Claw Vipers to swarm and attack en masse. They use a skill similar to Charge, which deals a large amount of damage and knocks back its foe. They are able to move quickly and attack quickly using just their natural abilities. Claw Vipers are usually encountered in the tombs and halls within their Claw Viper Temple in the Valley of Snakes.

Claw Vipers have four other variants: Tomb Viper, Salamander, Pit Viper, and Serpent Magus.

Super unique: Fangskin (Salamander)

They are immune to Cold in Hell Difficulty.

Though their attacks are deadly, Claw Vipers lack defense and health, making them swift kills. They make a hissing noise that can be heard even if you can't see them.


The origin of these demonic monstrosities is cloaked in controversy. Whether they are the victims of a curse of a powerful sorceress or the result of some hell-spawned evolution, these beasts now serve in the armies of The Three. Those who choose to hunt these creatures should be warned that they are extremely fast and their touch has been known to sometimes chill their victims to the bone.

It is certain that Claw Vipers are an ancient race; paintings on the walls of tombs near Lut Gholein show a Claw Viper dropping a severed human head while another Human seems to worship it.

Also, ancient texts record that centuries ago an unusual eclipse occurred, caused by the vile magic of 'giant snake men' that dwelled in the desert. It seems even the sun isn't safe from these vile creatures.

Claw Viper
Tomb ViperClaw ViperSalamanderPit ViperSerpent Magus