Emaciated but possessing unnatural strength for its frame, an arrow demon's body was also completely hairless. Its gray skin felt like cured leather but also had a strange wetness to the touch. Otherwise humanoid, an arrow demon's remarkable feature was its four arms, with which it could simultaneously wield two large longbows expertly, despite being not much taller than an above average human.
Arrow demons were fielded by their commanders in large units where they did what they did best and rained huge numbers of large arrows down on their foes. They were often shielded from melee combat by masses of demonic fodder, allowing them to concentrate on firing off as many shots as they could. When in smaller groups, arrow demons made extensive use of their ability to cast dimension door to maximize their damage potential while minimizing the wounds they suffered.
More often than not, arrow demons carried quivers of arrows set with heads made from alchemical silver, adamantine, and/or cold iron to overcome the resistances of their most commonly-encountered otherworldly enemies.
Though originally found only in the Abyss, Avernus, and the Blood Rift—where the Blood War was most commonly fought—they later spread to the rest of the Lower planes, crossing planar borders when the Blood Rift moved close enough to bridge them. This meant that these demons could be found in the Barrens of Doom and Despair, the Dismal Caverns, the Demonweb Pits, Fury's Heart, Hammergrim, Nishrek, and the Supreme Throne. Conjurers were also to blame for bringing arrow demons to Faerûn with summoning spells.
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Andrew Finch, Gwendolyn Kestrel, Chris Perkins (September 2004). Monster Manual III. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 34–35. ISBN 0-7869-3430-1.
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