- “And so it comes to me at last. Soon I shall see the land through your eyes, creature. You shall be mine, body and soul.” ―Rage demon from the Harrowing
Rage demons are one of the most common and weakest malicious spirits, fueled by and attracted to rage. In the Fade, the true form of a rage demon is pure fire, its body seemingly made of amorphous lava and its eyes two pinpricks of baleful light radiating from its core. It burns those who come near, and the most powerful of its kind are able to lash out with bolts of fire and even firestorms that can affect entire areas.
Even powerful rage demons are less intelligent then most other varieties. Their tactics are simple: attack an enemy on sight with as much force as possible until it perishes. Some rage demons carry over their heat-based abilities into possessed hosts, but otherwise the true form is mostly seen outside of the Fade when it's specifically summoned by a mage to do his bidding.
Rage demons are usually encountered in two varieties: Critter-ranked lesser rage demons and Normal or Lieutenant greater rage demons. Besides having more health and dealing more damage, the latter also possesses several additional abilities. Both types however are immune to Fire damage, but have Cold vulnerability, to the point where a single Winter's Grasp might instantly kill a lesser version at full health. Like all demons, they're immune to stun and knockback/knockdown effects. However, they can be shattered and unlike abominations, they have normal reaction to Nature damage.
A boss-level greater rage demon can be fought at the end of the Watchguard of the Reaching quest. He doesn't gain any new abilities when compared to regular greater rage demons.
The rage demons faced in the Fade can be dealt with effectively in either the Spirit or Burning Man forms, as the Spirit form has Winter's Grasp and the Burning Man form provides immunity to all their attacks.
Greater rage demons only:
- Cold – low
- Fire – normal (immune on Nightmare)
- Electricity – normal
- Nature – normal
- Spirit – normal
- Often, rage demons will rise up from the floor of the room, invisible (and un-targetable until they do so). At death, they always sink back in, with a small black circle of (presumably) their essence appearing during the process. This process leaves no loot, although in some quests a loot-able white sack does appear.