Shadow demon

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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the shadow demon is a type of evil outsider creature.[1]

Publication history[edit]

The shadow demon first appeared in White Dwarf #13 (June 1979). The shadow demon appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[2]

The shadow fiend appeared in second edition for the Ravenloft setting in Monstrous Compendium Ravenloft Appendix (1991), and was reprinted in Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium I & II (1996). The shadow fiend appeared for the Planescape setting in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[3]

The shadow demon appears in third edition in Dragon #292 (February 2002). The shadow demon appears under the "demon" entry in the Book of Vile Darkness (2002).[4]


A shadow demon is formed from the very essence of evil on the Abyss. They have the ability to trap the souls of living beings.

Other publishers[edit]

The shadow demon appeared under the "demon" heading in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[5]


  1. ^ "Shadow Demon (3.5e Monster) - Dungeons and Dragons Wiki". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  3. ^ Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
  4. ^ Cook, Monte. Book of Vile Darkness (Wizards of the Coast, 2002)
  5. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 88–89. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.