A hezrou (pronounced: /ˈhɛzrHEZ-ro[5] or: /ˈhɛtzrHETZ-ro[6]), also known as a type II demon,[4] was a type of tanar'ri demon.[3]


A hezrou was a large demonic monstrosity that bore a superficial resemblance to a toad in humanoid form, with arms and hands instead of forelegs. It had wide maw with rows of blunt teeth that had a powerful crushing force. A series of long spikes ran down their backs.[3][7] Hezrous could walk on either two feet or on all hands and feet, but always fought standing upright. A hezrou stood 8 feet (2.4 meters) tall and weighed 750 pounds (340 kilograms).[3]

A hezrou's skin exuded a toxic, foul-stinking fluid. This produced a cloud of nauseating smell that choked anyone that stood near the demon.[3]


A hezrou's main motivating factor was food.[2]


Hezrous loved to fight, more so than other demons, even vrocks. They gladly forced their way into and behind enemy ranks, where their foul stench could overwhelm as early and as many as possible.[3]

They opened combat by casting blasphemy, then favored chaos hammer or unholy blight from time to time as suited their foes.[3]


It was possible for a marilith to be demoted to a hezrou as a punishment, bringing a change in sex from female to male. The hezrou Zaxis was actually a fallen marilith named Bethsiva, whose child was the balor Baalbisan with a rank even higher than hers,[8]




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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 53,60. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 56. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 44. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 18. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  5. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 26.
  6. J. Paul LaFountain (1991). Monstrous Compendium: Outer Planes Appendix. In Timothy B. Brown ed. (TSR, Inc.), p. 5. ISBN 1-56076-055-9.
  7. Richard Lee Byers (April 2007). Unclean. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 67. ISBN 978-0-7869-4258-9.
  8. Obsidian Entertainment (2006). Chris AvelloneFerret Baudoin, J.E. Sawyer. Neverwinter Nights 2Atari.


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Miscellaneous Demons
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