Bael (5e)

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Deific Summary[1] [2] [3]
Duke Bael, Bronze General, King of Hell

Type: Archdevil
Portfolio: Green, War
Gender: Male
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Domains: War
Plane: Nine Hells
Worshipers: Evil Beings
Pantheon: Devils

Bael (pointer) [1] [2] [4]
Large Fiend (Devils, Archdevils), Lawful Evil
Armor Class: 18 (plate)
Hit Points: 189
Speed: 30 ft.
Saving Throws: Dex, Con, Int, Cha
Skills: Intimidation, Perception, Persuasion
Senses: truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 23
Languages: all, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge: 19 (22,000 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +6


Dreadful (Variation [4]). Any creature, other than a devil, that starts its turn within 10 feet of Bael must succeed on a DC 22 Wisdom saving throw or be frightened of him until the start of its next turn. A creature succeeds on this saving throw automatically if Bael wishes it or if he is incapacitated.

Legendary Resistance (3/Day). [5] If Bael fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.

Magic Resistance. [5] Bael has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Magic Weapons (Variation [4]). [5] Bael's weapon attacks are magical.

Regeneration. [5] Bael regains 20 hit points at the start of his turn. If he takes cold or radiant damage, this trait doesn't function at the start of his next turn. Bael dies only if he starts his turn with 0 hit points and doesn't regenerate. 



Hellish Morningstar (Variation [4]). Melee Weapon Attack:

Infernal Command.

Spellcasting (Variation [4], Charisma).

Teleport. [5] Bael teleports, along with any equipment he is wearing and carrying, up to 120 feet to an unoccupied space he can see. 

Legendary Actions

The fiend can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The fiend regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Attack (Costs 2 Actions).

Awaken Greed (Variation [4]).

Fiendish Magic (Variation [4]).

Infernal Command. Bael uses his Infernal Command action.

Teleport (Variation [4]).

Unofficial Description: This archdevil has the appearance of a giant minotaur.

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jeremy Crawford (17 May 2022). Monsters of the Multiverse. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0786967870. p. 53-54. Licensed: © Wizards of the coast.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, et. al (7 May 2018). Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0786966246. p. 171-172. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast.
  3. pantheron, domain — unofficial by user:Rlyehable
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Variations: The MToF variant's Dreadful is a bonus action, while the MotM version is an aura. The Magic Weapons trait is missing from the MotM version. The MotM version of Hellish Morningstar does force damage, while the MToF version does piercing damage. Spellcasting is a trait in the MToF version and an action in the MotM version. The Legendary Actions vary between the versions; the MToF version has: Attack, Awaken Greed, Infernal Command, and Teleport; the MotM version has: Attack, Fiendish Magic, and Infernal Command.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Trait matches the trait of the same name in the 5th ed. SRD. - Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL & CC-BY.

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Facts about "Bael (5e)"
AlignmentLawful Evil +
AuthorVaried +
CRval19 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating19 +
Creature NameBael +
Deific TypeArchdevil +
DomainWar +
Experience Points22,000 +
FeaturesDreadful +, Legendary Resistance +, Magic Resistance +, Magic Weapons +, Regeneration +, Multiattack +, Hellish Morningstar +, Infernal Command +, Spellcasting +, Teleport +, Attack +, Awaken Greed + and Fiendish Magic +
GenderMale +
Hit Points189 +
Individualtrue +
IndividualsTrue +
Legendary Monstertrue +
LineageArchdevil + and Devil +
NameBael +
PantheonDevils +
PlaneNine Hells +
PortfolioGreen + and War +
PublicationVaried +
SizeLarge +
SortTextDevil Bael +
SubtypeDevil + and Archdevil +
SummaryThis archdevil has the appearance of a giant minotaur. +
TypeFiend +
WorshipersEvil Beings +