Malebranches, or war devils, were the champions of the Nine Hells.


Malebranches only obey pit fiends and archdevils. They also led lesser devils in skirmishes against those who opposed their masters' plans. Malebranches on the Prime Material Plane sometimes rose as warmasters or generals, leading the armies of evil tyrannical mortals.[1]


Malebranche were among the extraplanar forces summoned by hobgoblin and orc shamans in their desperate last stand at Skull Gorge[2] in the Year of Slaughter, 1090 DR.[3]



  1. Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  2. Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), p. 80. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), A Grand Tour of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 87. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.


Least: AdvespaLemureNupperibo
Lesser: AbishaiBarbazuHamatulaMalebrancheSpinagon
Greater: AmnizuCornugonErinyesGelugonOsyluthPit fiend
Miscellaneous Devils
Alu-fiendArchdevilCambionDuergarFimbrul devilHellcatHellwasp devilImpSeared devilSuccubusTar devil