Demons are a race of creatures native to the Abyss, a plane of endless evil. They are ferocity personified and will attack any creature just for the sheer fun of it—even other demons. They enjoy terrifying their victims before slaying them and often devour the slain.
Many demons, not satisfied with their own iniquity, take pleasure in tempting mortals to become as depraved as they are. A number of demons belong to a race (and subtype) known as the tanar’ri. The tanar’ri form the largest and most diverse group of demons, and they are the unchallenged masters of the Abyss.
Tanar’ri Traits: A tanar’ri possesses the following traits (unless otherwise noted in a creature’s entry).
—Immunity to electricity and poison.
—Resistance to acid 10, cold 10, and fire 10.
—Summon (Sp): Tanar’ri share the ability to summon others of their kind (the success chance and type of tanar’ri summoned are noted in each monster description). However, between their arrogance and disdain for owing favors to one another, tanar’ri are often reluctant to use this power until in obvious peril or extreme circumstances.
Except where otherwise noted, demons speak Abyssal, Celestial, and Draconic.
|Babau||6||Monster Manual 1|
|Balor||20||Monster Manual 1|
|Bebilith||10||Monster Manual 1|
|Dretch||2||Monster Manual 1|
|Glabrezu||13||Monster Manual 1|
|Hezrou||11||Monster Manual 1|
|Marilith||17||Monster Manual 1|
|Nalfeshnee||14||Monster Manual 1|
|Quasit||2||Monster Manual 1|
|Retriever||11||Monster Manual 1|
|Succubus||7||Monster Manual 1|
|Vrock||9||Monster Manual 1|