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

Publication history[edit]

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

The hamatula lesser baatezu appear in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix (1991) under the "baatezu" heading,[2] and are also detailed under the "baatezu" heading in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[3]

The hamatula appears under the "devil" heading in the third edition Monster Manual (2000),[4] and as the barbed devil (hamatula) in the revised 3.5 edition Monster Manual (2003). Savage Species (2003) presented the hamatula as both a race and a playable class.[5]


The hamatula is an elite infernal warrior with impaling spikes.

Other publishers[edit]

The barbed devil appeared under the "devil" heading in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (2009), on page 72.[6]


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. ^ LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. (TSR, 1991)
  3. ^ Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
  4. ^ Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
  5. ^ Eckelberry, David, Rich Redman, and Jennifer Clarke Wilkes. Savage Species (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)
  6. ^ Bulmahn, Jason (lead designer). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (Paizo Publishing, 2009)