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First appearanceMonster Manual (1977)

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the hamatula (or barbed devil) is a type of devil.

Publication history[edit]

The barbed devil (lesser devil) first appeared under the "devil" heading in the original first edition Monster Manual (1977).[1]

The hamatula lesser baatezu appear in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix (1991) under the "baatezu" heading,[2] and are also detailed under the "baatezu" heading in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[3]

The hamatula appears under the "devil" heading in the third edition Monster Manual (2000),[4] and as the barbed devil (hamatula) in the revised 3.5 edition Monster Manual (2003). Savage Species (2003) presented the hamatula as both a race and a playable class.[5]


The hamatula is an elite infernal warrior with impaling spikes.

Other publishers[edit]

The barbed devil appeared under the "devil" heading in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (2009), on page 72.[6]


  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. (TSR, 1991)
  3. Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
  4. Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
  5. Eckelberry, David, Rich Redman, and Jennifer Clarke Wilkes. Savage Species (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)
  6. Bulmahn, Jason (lead designer). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (Paizo Publishing, 2009)

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