Pit fiend

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Pit fiend
Pit Fiend.JPG
Characteristics
Type Devil

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the pit fiend is a type of devil.

Publication history[edit]

The pit fiend (greater devil) first appeared under the "devil" heading in the original first edition Monster Manual (1977).[1]

The pit fiend greater baatezu appear in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix (1991) under the "baatezu" heading,[2] and next appear in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[3] Pit fiends are also detailed under the "baatezu" heading in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[4]

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

Description[edit]

The pit fiend is a lord of devils, with great strength and deadly power. As greater devils, they are the personal servants of Asmodeus, and each of them has an individual name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. ^ LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. (TSR, 1991)
  3. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  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)