Barbazu

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Barbazu
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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the barbazu (or bearded devil) is a type of devil.

Publication history[edit]

The bearded devil (lesser devil) was first detailed in Gary Gygax's article "From the Sorcerer's Scroll: New Denizens of Devildom," in Dragon #75 (TSR, 1983).[1] The bearded devil also appeared in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[2]

The barbazu lesser baatezu appear in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix (1991) under the "baatezu" heading,[3] and is also detailed under the "baatezu" heading in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[4]

The barbazu appears under the "devil" heading in the third edition Monster Manual (2000),[5] and as the bearded devil (barbazu) in the revised 3.5 edition Monster Manual (2003).[6]

Description[edit]

A barbazu is a ferocious warrior that frenzies with a saw-toothed glaive.

Other publishers[edit]

The bearded devil appeared under the "devil" heading in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (2009), on page 73.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. "From the Sorcerer's Scroll: New Denizens of Devildom" Dragon #75 (TSR, July 1983)
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. ^ LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. (TSR, 1991)
  4. ^ Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
  5. ^ Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
  6. ^ Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)
  7. ^ Bulmahn, Jason (lead designer). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (Paizo Publishing, 2009)