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A babau.

Babaus are sadistic demonic assassins.1 Their coating of red slime means babau are sometimes referred to as blood demons.2

Associated sin



A babau resembles a thin, horned human covered in a tight-fitting hide of slimy leather. A typical specimen is 6 feet in height and weighs 140 pounds.3[citation needed]

Habitat and society

Babau demons are formed in the Outer Rifts from the souls of solitary killers—not merely mass murderers, but those who killed with deliberation and intimacy.1

They delight in well-planned murders and think nothing of waiting in ambush for decades if necessary; such stealth and patience sets them apart from most other demons. They might even adopt a "calling card", typically of a grisly nature, to leave behind at the scenes of their crimes.1

They revere the demon lord Shax as the creator of their kind. Shax can create the most powerful of the babau demons by skinning living victims and filling them with the planar energy of the Outer Rifts.4


A babau prefers to fight using its teeth and claws, but often carries a weapon such as a longspear to enable it to strike foes that would otherwise be outside its reach.1

The slime that coats their bodies is acidic and can damage weapons and injure flesh that touches it.1


On Golarion, babaus are active in the Tanglebriar swamp in Kyonin as part of the forces of Treerazer.5


Paizo published a sourcebook about demons called Demons Revisited, which includes a chapter about babaus.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary 2, 64. Paizo Inc., 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 James Jacobs. “Demonkind” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 34. Paizo Inc., 2010
  3. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 57. Paizo Inc., 2009
  4. James Jacobs. “Lords of the Abyss” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 24. Paizo Inc., 2010
  5. Mike Ferguson, et al. “Bestiary” in A Memory of Darkness, 78. Paizo Inc., 2009