Barbazus (pronounced: /bɑːrˈbɑːtszbar-BAT-sooz[3]), also called bearded devils, were the shock troops of the Nine Hells. They led armies of lemures.[2]

Physical descriptionEdit

Barbazus were six feet (180 centimeters) tall and weighed roughly 225 pounds (102 kilograms). They had snake-like beards, oozing with disease. In battle, they often were outfitted with infernal armor, even though their scaly hides could usually deflect the typical attack.[2]


Bearded devils had aggressive personalities and loved fighting. These fiends used the extended reach of their saw-toothed glaives to their advantage. Enemies who got too close were grappled and subjected to the foul disease lingering in the devils' beards.[2]



A bearded devil on the right.

These devils were the elite soldiers of Hell's legions. They were savage fighters who would enter a frenzied rage before engaging in battle. Between wars, they found employment as guards and sentinels for more powerful devils.[2]


In 1480 DR, assassins and barbazu attacked Lasparhall in Thentia in an attempt to assassinate the rightful ruling family of Hulburg, the Hulmasters.[4]




Further readingEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 70. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 52. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. J. Paul LaFountain (1991). Monstrous Compendium: Outer Planes Appendix. In Timothy B. Brown ed. (TSR, Inc.), p. 5. ISBN 1-56076-055-9.
  4. Richard Baker (Nov 2010). Avenger. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0786955759.
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