Arioch (Dungeons & Dragons)

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Home plane Nine Hells
Power level Duke of Hell
Alignment Lawful Evil
Superior Dispater
Design details

Arioch is a Duke of Hell in the service of Dispater, in the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game.

Publication history[edit]

Arioch first appears in Ed Greenwood's article "The Nine Hells Part I" in Dragon #75 (1983).[1]

Arioch was briefly detailed in Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells (2006).[2]


Arioch appears as a purple-skinned humanoid with diabolic features, except his head which resembles a lion-maned crocodile and his skin lightens to wine red from the shoulders up.


Arioch is a vassal of Dispater, serving as Dispater's avenger. Dispater often sends Titivilus to bring orders to Arioch; Titivilus treats Arioch as his peer, and Arioch shows no fear of Titivilus.


  1. ^ Greenwood, Ed. "The Nine Hells Part I." Dragon #75 (TSR, 1983)
  2. ^ Laws, Robin D, and Robert J. Schwalb. Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells (Wizards of the Coast, 2006)