A fiend was an evil creature from one of the Fiendish Planes. They are not just evil, but born of Evil; primal malevolence is one of the roots of their nature, and the evil essence of the fiendish planes permeates every part of their bodies.[1]

Types of FiendsEdit


Main article: Demons

Demons were chaotic evil fiends, native to the Abyss. Tanar'ri were the dominant species of demon, but there were a number of others.[2]


Main article: Devils

Devils were lawful evil in alignment and hailed from the Nine Hells of Baator. The baatezu were the dominant species.[3]


Main article: Yugoloth

Also known as daemons,[4] yugoloths were neutral evil in alignment and inhabited the Blood Rift.[3]


Main article: Demodand

Also known as gehreleths, demodands were said to have been fashioned by one of the primal creations of Evil, exiled because of their chaotic taint.[5] They dwelt in the Supreme Throne.[3]


The tanar'ri and the baatezu held an eternal enmity for one another as they waged the Blood War.[3]


  1. Colin McComb (September 1997). Faces of Evil: The Fiends. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 6. ISBN 0-7869-3430-1.
  2. Ed Stark, James Jacobs, Erik Mona (June 13, 2006). Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-3919-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 142–165. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  4. Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
  5. Colin McComb (September 1997). Faces of Evil: The Fiends. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 83–84. ISBN 0-7869-3430-1.

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