Devil, Bearded (Barbazu)

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Devil, Bearded (Barbazu)

Medium fiend (devil), lawful evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor )

Hit Points 52 (8d8+40)

Speed 30 ft.

16 (+3) 15 (+2) 15 (+2) 9 (-1) 11 (+0) 11 (+0)

Saving Throws Strength +5, Constitution +4, Wisdom +2

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 3 (700 XP)

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.

Steadfast. The devil can’t be frightened while it can see an allied creature within 30 feet of it.


Multiattack. The devil makes two attacks: one with its beard and one with its glaive.

Beard. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) piercing damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute. While poisoned in this way, the target can’t regain hit points. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Glaive. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d10 + 3) slashing damage. If the target is a creature other than an undead or a construct, it must succeed on a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or lose 5 (1d10) hit points at the start of each of its turns due to an infernal wound. Each time the devil hits the wounded target with this attack, the damage dealt by the wound increases by 5 (1d10). Any creature can take an action to stanch the wound with a successful DC 12 Wisdom (Medicine) check. The wound also closes if the target receives magical healing.

Source: 5srd adaptation of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary.

Elite warriors in Hell’s legions, bearded devils—or barbazus—fight savagely in the name of their infernal lords and command mindless hordes of the damned into battle. They collect and train with their infernally forged glaives among the vaults of Hell’s third layer but inevitably return to the first layer, Avernus, to serve at the side of the dread lord Barbatos.

Barbazus are fond of making charge attacks with their glaives, and try to maintain a 10-foot gap between themselves and their foes so they can use their signature polearms to great effect. Against a foe that has greater reach (or one able to otherwise avoid the devil’s favored tactic), they drop their glaives and resort to their claws and hideous beards.

At attention, bearded devils stand over 6 feet tall (though their squatting battle stances often make them appear shorter) and weigh upward of 200 pounds.