Let’s talk Demons. And my, what a lot of them there are – but only if you pull in sources other than just the first Monster Manual. That erstwhile tome only contains a mere smattering in the entry for Demons – a bite-size morsel, as it were – but add in the critters from Manual of the Planes and Monster Manual II (or, as we like to call it “The Demon Book”) and the list grows from tiny to a pretty impressive size in no time at all. Insert innuendo here.
There’s a demon in da bathroom what ya gonna do?
In fact here’s the list, ordered by Level. As you can see it covers the entire range from the lowliest Dretch to the mighty Balor – a full spread of critters just ripe for use in my Endday campaign. And I plan to use each and every one of ’em. Oh yeah.
Dretch 2 Brute MMII
Gnaw Demon 5 Skirmisher MMII
Runespiral Demon 5 Artillery MMII
Rupture Demon 5 Minion Soldier MMII
Evistro 6 Brute MMI
Canoloth 7 Soldier MotP
Bloodstep Demon 7 Skirmisher(Leader) MMII
Barlurga 8 Brute MMI
Neldrazu 8 Lurker MMII
Mezzodemon 11 Soldier MMI
Articide Runespiral Demon 12 Artillery MMII
Needle Demon 12 Controller MMII
Shadow Demon 12 Elite Lurker MotP
Vrock 13 Skirmisher MMI
Canoloth Harrier 13 Minion MotP
Chasme 14 Skirmisher MotP
Abyssal Eviscerator 14 Brute MMII
Immolith 15 Controller MMI
Pod Demon 15 Elite Artillery MMII
Podspawn 15 Minion Skirmisher MMII
Solamith 15 Artillery MotP
Yochlol 17 Controller MMII
Bebilith 18 Solo Brute MMII
Goristo 19 Elite Brute MMI
Kazrith 20 Lurker MMII
Hezrou 22 Brute MMI
Nycademon 22 Skirmisher MMII
Glabrezu 23 Elite Brute MMI
Marilith 24 Elite Skirmisher MMI
Abyssal Rotfiend 26 Controller MMII
Balor 27 Elite Brute MMI
Demons are, by nature, chaotic brutes and that’s well represented by the fact that the Brute is far and away the most common monster type, though every type is covered. Precious few Minions though, but thankfully it’s a doddle to Minionize any monster. Dretch, I’m looking at you.
Which brings me to what we’ll look at next time: Building Demonic encounters among modern day locations!