Barbazu (Bearded Devil) (CR 5)

Medium Outsider (Baatezu, Extraplanar, Evil, and Lawful)
Alignment: Always lawful evil
Initiative: +6 (+2 Dex, +4 Improved Initiative); Senses: darkvision 60 ft., Listen +9, and Spot +9
Languages: telepathy 100 ft.


AC: 19 (+2 Dex, +7 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 17
Hit Dice: 6d8+18 (45 hp); DR: 5/silver or good
Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +5
Speed: 40 ft.
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +6; Grapple +8
Attack: Glaive +9/+3 melee; or claw +8 melee
Full Attack: Glaive +9/+3 or claws +8 melee
Damage: Glaive 1d10+3 plus infernal wound; claw 1d6+2
Special Attacks/Actions: Infernal wound, beard, battle frenzy, summon baatezu
Abilities: Str 15, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 6, Wis 10, Cha 10
Special Qualities: immunity to fire and poison, resistance to acid 10 and cold 10, see in darkness, SR 17
Feats: Improved Initiative; Power Attack; Weapon Focus (glaive)
Skills: Climb +11, Diplomacy +2, Hide +11, Listen +9, Move Silently +9, Sense Motive +9, and Spot +9
Advancement: 7-9 HD (Medium-size); 10-18 HD (Large)
Climate/Terrain: Nine Hells of Baator
Organization: Solitary, team (2-4), or squad (6-10)
Treasure: Standard

Source: Monster Manual

Spell-like Abilities: At will - animate dead, charm person, command, desecrate, magic weapon, major image, produce flame, and suggestion. Barbazu also can induce fear by touch as the spell, except it affects only the creature touched. These abilities are as cast by an 8th-level sorcerer (save DC 10 + spell level).

A barbazu can teleport without error (self plus 50 pounds of objects only) at will as the spell cast by a 12th-level sorcerer.

Wound (Su): A hit from a barbazu's glaive causes a bleeding wound. The injured creature loses 2 additional hit points each round until the wound is bound (a DC 10 Heal check) or the creature dies. This is an ability of the barbazu, not of the weapon.

Beard (Ex): If a barbazu hits a single opponent with both claw attacks, it automatically hits with its beard. The affected creature must succeed at a Fortitude save (DC 14) or be infected with a vile disease called devil chills (incubation period 1d4 days, damage 1d4 points of temporary Strength). Damage is dealt each day until the afflicted creature succeeds at three consecutive Fortitude saves, the disease is cured magically, or the creature dies (see Disease).

Battle Frenzy (Ex): A barbazu can work itself into a battle frenzy similar to the barbarian's rage ability (+4 Strength, +4 Constitution, +2 morale bonus to Will saves, -2 AC penalty), for a +2 morale bonus to attacks and damage and 12 extra hit points. The frenzy lasts 6 rounds, and the barbazu suffers no ill effects afterward.

Summon Baatezu (Sp): Once per day a barbazu can attempt to summon 2d10 lemures with a 50% chance of success, or another barbazu with a 35% chance of success.

Immunities (Ex): Baatezu are immune to fire and poison.

Resistances (Ex): baatezu have cold and acid resistance 20.

See in Darkness (Su): All devils can see perfectly in darkness of any kind, even that created by deeper darkness spells.

Telepathy (Su): Baatezu (except lemures) can communicate telepathically with any creature within 100 feet that has a language.

Baatezu Subtype

Many devils belong to the race of evil outsiders known as the baatezu.

Traits: A baatezu possesses the following traits (unless otherwise noted in a creature's entry).

Extraplanar Subtype

A subtype applied to any creature when it is on a plane other than its native plane. A creature that travels the planes can gain or lose this subtype as it goes from plane to plane. This book assumes that encounters with creatures take place on the Material Plane, and every creature whose native plane is not the Material Plane has the extraplanar subtype (but would not have when on its home plane). An extraplanar creatures usually has a home plane mentioned in its description. These home planes are taken from the Great Wheel cosmology of the D&D game (see Chapter 5 of the Dungeon Master's Guide). If your campaign uses a different cosmology, you will need to assign different home planes to extraplanar creatures.

Creatures not labeled as extraplanar are natives of the Material Plane, and they gain the extraplanar subtype if they leave the Material Plane. No creature has the extraplanar subtype when it is on a transitive plane; the transitive planes in the D&D cosmology are the Astral Plane, the Ethereal Plane, and the Plane of Shadow.

Evil Subtype

A subtype usually applied only to outsiders native to the evil-aligned Outer Planes. Evil outsiders are also called fiends. Most creatures that have this subtype also have evil alignments; however, if their alignments change, they still retain the subtype. Any effect that depends on alignment affects a creature with this subtype as if the creature has an evil alignment, no matter what its alignment actually is. The creature also suffers effects according to its actual alignment. A creature with the evil subtype overcomes damage reduction as if its natural weapons and any weapons it wields were evil-aligned (see Damage Reduction).

Lawful Subtype

A subtype usually applied only to outsiders native to the lawful-aligned Outer Planes. Most creatures that have this subtype also have lawful alignments; however, if their alignments change, they still retain the subtype. Any effect that depends on alignment affects a creature with this subtype as if the creature has a lawful alignment, no matter what its alignment actually is. The creature also suffers effects according to its actual alignment. A creature with the lawful subtype overcomes damage reduction as if its natural weapons and any weapons it wields were lawful-aligned (see Damage Reduction).