Handmaiden Devil

Family: Devils

Medium fiend (devil), lawful evil

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 161 (19d8 + 76)
Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (hover)

21 (+5) 14 (+2) 18 (+4) 18 (+4) 15 (+2) 18 (+4)

Saves Dex +7, Con +9, Wis +7, Cha +9
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren’t silvered
Damage Immunities cold, fire, poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses blindsight 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal, telepathy 100 ft.
Challenge 14 (11,500 XP)


  • Devil’s Sight. Magical darkness doesn’t impede the devil’s darkvision.
  • Grappler. The devil has advantage on attack rolls against any creature grappled by it.
  • Magic Resistance. The devil has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Tentacle Cage. If the devil successfully grapples a creature, she transfers that creature into her lower body’s nest of cage-like tentacles as a bonus action and the target is restrained. The devil’s tentacles are AC 17 and have 18 hp for the purpose of an entrapped creature cutting itself out. A devil’s tendrils heal quickly, allowing her to use this ability 1 round after a creature cuts itself free.
  • Innate Spellcasting: The handmaiden devil’s spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 20). The handmaiden devil can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:


  • Multiattack. The devil makes four attacks: two with its claws, and two with its tentacles.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d4 + 5) slashing damage plus 10 (3d6) poison damage and the target is grappled (Escape DC 18).
  • Entrapping Tentacles. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) piercing damage plus 10 (3d6) poison damage and the target is grappled (Escape DC 18).


Known as Mothers of Pain, Maids of Miscarriage, or simply gylous in Infernal, handmaiden devils attend to the whims and schemes of Hell’s few female overlords. Like manipulative matrons amid decadent mortal courts, these deceivers hide their fathomless evil beneath illusions of beauty, graciousness, and tradition. Gylous particularly loathe children. It’s said that the persistent cry of a babe can sometimes cause these fiends to abandon their illusions and viciously attack. As greater devils, gylous can command many lesser devils, yet harbor an exclusive favoritism for erinyes.

A gylou weighs 160 pounds and stands stiffly at 5-1/2 feet—though many wear their head-sprouting tentacles in tall, elaborate coiffures.

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