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.
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.
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.
- Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 52. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.