Pit fiend

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Pit fiend
Pit Fiend.JPG
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).


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.[citation needed]