Devil, Barbed (Hamatula)

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Devil, Barbed (Hamatula)

Medium fiend (devil), lawful evil


Armor Class 15 (natural armor )

Hit Points 110 (13d8+65)

Speed 30 ft.


STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 17 (+3) 18 (+4) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Strength +6, Constitution +7, Wisdom +5, Charisma +5

Skills Deception +5, Insight +5, Perception +8

Damage Resistances cold and bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren't silvered

Damage Immunities fire and poison

Condition Immunities poisoned

Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 10

Languages Infernal and telepathy 120 ft.

Challenge 5 (1800 XP)


Barbed Hide. At the start of each of its turns, the barbed devil deals 5 (1d10) piercing damage to any creature grappling it.

Devil's Sight. Magical darkness doesn’t impede the devil’s darkvision.

Magic Resistance. The devil has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Actions


Multiattack. The devil makes three melee attacks: one with its tail and two with its claws. Alternatively, it can use Hurl Flame twice.

Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.

Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) piercing damage.

Hurl Flame. Ranged Spell Attack: +5 to hit, range 150 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (3d6) fire damage. If the target is a flammable object that isn’t being worn or carried, it also catches fire.

Source: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary.

Sentinels of the vaults of Hell, jailers of the darkest souls, and living weapons of the infernal forges, barbed devils—known as hamatulas to diabolists—enforce the strictures of the damned and safeguard the nefarious works of greater devils. A hamatula enjoys the feel of warm blood on its spines, and prefers to leap into melee when presented with an opportunity for battle.

Hamatulas are collectors and organizers, and are favorite allies of greedy summoners as they often bring with them tempting treasures from Hell’s vaults or know the paths to deadly riches. Left to their own devices, the lairs of these devils often bear the pierced trophies of their past victims, hung like perverse bug collections on bloodied walls. Most barbed devils stand upward of 7 feet tall and weigh 300 pounds, though their leanly muscled bodies appear much larger due to the constantly growing and adjusting spines that protrude from their razor-sharp bodies.