Baphomet (5e)

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Deific Summary[1] [2] [3]
Horned King, Prince of Beasts

Type: Demon Lord
Portfolio: Unknown
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Domains: War, Nature
Plane: Abyss
Symbol: Mazes and Complex Knots
Worshipers: Minotaurs, Those with beastial natures.


Baphomet was a demon lord who ruled a layer of the Abyss called the Endless Maze. He was the Prince of Beasts and the Demon Lord of Minotaurs, an embodiment of savagery and an insidious force that wormed its way into the heart of his followers to deceive them into embracing brutality. [4]

Baphomet himself appears as a great, black-furred minotaur, 20 feet tall with six iron horns. … Baphomet wields a great glaive called Heartcleaver… [1]

As a Monster[edit]

Baphomet (pointer) [1] [2] [5]
Huge Fiend (Demons, Demon Lords), Chaotic Evil
Armor Class: 22 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 333
Speed: 40 ft.
Saving Throws: Dex, Con, Wis
Skills: Intimidation, Perception
Senses: truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 24
Languages: all, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge: 23 (50,000 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +7


Charge (Variation [5]). [6] If Baphomet moves at least 10 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a gore attack on the same turn, the target takes … extra … piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a … Strength saving throw or be pushed up to 10 feet away and knocked prone.

Labyrinthine Recall. [6] Baphomet can perfectly recall any path he has traveled, and he is immune to the maze spell.

Legendary Resistance (3/Day). [6] If Baphomet fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.

Magic Resistance. [6] The demon has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Magic Weapons (Variation [5]). [6] The demon's weapon attacks are magical.

Reckless (Variation [5]).



Bite. Melee Weapon Attack

Gore. Melee Weapon Attack

Heartcleaver. Melee Weapon Attack

Frightful Presence.

Spellcasting (Variation [5], Charisma).

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.

Heartcleaver Attack ([5]).

Charge (Costs 2 Actions).

Unofficial Description: Minotaur-like demon lord

Baphomet's Lair

[1] [2] [1] [2] Baphomer's lair is his palace, the Lyktion, which is on the layer of the Abyss called the Endless Maze.

Lair Actions

[1] [2] When fighting inside its lair, an baphomet can use lair actions. On initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), the demon lord takes a lair action to cause one of the following effects; the demon lord can’t use the same effect two rounds in a row:

  • Illusory Room
  • Reverse Gravity
  • Seal the Way

Regional Effects

[1] [2] The region containing Baphomet's lair is warped by his magic, creating one or more of the following effects:

  • Beguiling Realm [5]
  • Hedge Mazes
  • Madness of Baphomet [5]
  • Panicked Beasts

If Baphomet dies, these effects fade over the course of 1d10 days.

Madness of Baphoment[edit]

Madness inflicted by Baphomet is described in Out of the Abyss p.135.

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Chrstopher Perkms, Adam Lee, Steve Kenson, Richard Whitters (2015). Out of the Abyss. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786965816. p. 234-235. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jeremy Crawford (17 May 2022). Monsters of the Multiverse. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0786967870. p. 57-58. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  3. domain (war, nature) — unofficial — user:Rlyehable Licensed: CC-BY-SA.
  4. [citation needed] Licensed: CC-BY-SA.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Variations: The MotM version folds the Charge trait into the Gore action, The Innate Spellcasting trait is moved to an action, the Magic Weapons and Reckless traits are removed, the Heartcleaver does force damage instead of slashing damage, and in the Regional actions Beguiling Realm replaces Madness of Baphomet.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Trait matches the trait of the same name in the 5th ed. SRD. - Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL.

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Facts about "Baphomet (5e)"
AlignmentChaotic Evil +
AuthorVaried +, OotA + and MotM +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating23 +
Deific TypeDemon Lord +
DomainWar + and Nature +
Experience Points50,000 +
FeaturesCharge +, Labyrinthine Recall +, Legendary Resistance +, Magic Resistance +, Magic Weapons +, Reckless +, Multiattack +, Bite +, Gore +, Heartcleaver +, Frightful Presence +, Spellcasting + and Heartcleaver Attack +
Has Lairtrue +
Hit Points333 +
Individualtrue +
IndividualsTrue +
Legendary Monstertrue +
LineageDemon Lord +
PlaneAbyss +
PublicationVaried +, OotA + and MotM +
SizeHuge +
SortTextDemon Baphomet +
SubtypeDemon + and Demon Lord +
SummaryMinotaur-like demon lord +
SymbolMazes and Complex Knots +
TypeFiend +
WorshipersMinotaurs + and Those with beastial natures. +