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An Alu-Demon as illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
Alignment Chaotic Evil (Generally)
Type Demon/Human Hybrid
Publication history
Source books Monster Manual II
Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix
First appearance Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth
Mythological origins Succubus
Based on Succubus

The Alu-Demon (/ˈæluːdiːmən/ AL-oo-dee-mən)[1] is a female demon in the Dungeons and Dragons fantasy role playing game. They are the result of a Succubus mating with a human.


The Alu-Demon is the female demonic offspring of a succubus and a human. Though she is part demon, not all Alu-Demons are inherently evil, although Alu-Demons of any good alignment are extremely rare. The typical Alu-Demon has dark hair, dark eyes, small black horns just above her eyes, and small, leathery, black wings. Alu-Demons are always female and always appear as an attractive female humanoid, with demonic features.


Alu-Demon (General Statistics)
Name Alu-Demon
Type Medium-Size Outsider (Evil)
Alignment Usually Chaotic Evil
Hit Dice 6d8+6 (33 hp)
Initiative +1 (Dex)
Speed 30 ft, fly 50 ft (average)
AC 15 (+1 Dex, +4 natural)
Attacks Longsword +8 melee or 2 claws +8 melee
Damage Longsword 1d8+2 or claw 1d3+2
Face/Reach 5 ft by 5 ft/5 ft
Special Attacks Spell-like abilities, vampiric touch
Special Qualities Damage reduction 10/+1, SR 12, demon qualities, telepathy
Saves Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +7
Abilities Str 15, Dex 13, Con 13, Int 15, Wis 14, Cha 15
Skills Bluff +10, Concentration +9, Escape Artist +6, Hide +6, Knowledge (any one) +8, Listen +14, Move Silently +5, Search +10, Spot +14
Feats Cleave, Power Attack
Climate/Terrain Any land and underground
Organization Solitary
Challenge Rating 5
Treasure Standard
Advancement By character class
Spell-Like Abilities (8th-Level Sorcerer (Save DC 12 + Spell Level))
At Will Charm Person, Desecrate, Detect Thoughts, Shapechange (Medium-size humanoid only), Suggestion
1/day Dimension Door
  • Vampiric Touch (Su): An Alu-Demon that successfully hits with a claw attack deals 1d3+2 points of damage (each claw). The Alu-Demon temporarily gains hit points equal to the damage dealt. Note, that the Alu-Demon cannot gain more than the victim’s current hit points +10 (which is enough to kill the victim). The temporary hit points disappear in one hour.
  • Demon Qualities (Ex): Immune to poison and electricity; cold, fire, and acid resistance 20; darkvision to a range of 200 feet.
  • Telepathy (Su): Alu-Demons can communicate telepathically with any creature within 100 feet that has a language.
  • Skills: Alu-Demons receive a +4 racial bonus to Listen and Spot checks.
  • Combat: Alu-Demons attack with weapons (preferring longswords or maces) or with claws. The Alu-Demon mixes her spell-like abilities in regardless of the method of attack utilized.

Player Character Statistics

Player character Alu-Demons have the following statistics:

  • The favored class of an Alu-Demon is fighter
  • Str +4, Dex +2, Con +2, Int +4, Wis +4, Cha +4
  • An Alu-Demon character is ECL +8

Publication History

The Alu-Demon was one of the new demons that debuted in the module Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (1982),[2] and then appear in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983), under the demon entry.[3]

In second edition AD&D, demons became known as tanar'ri, with the Alu-Fiend least tanar'ri appearing first in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix (1991).[4] The Alu-Fiend lesser tanar'ri also appeared for the Planescape campaign setting in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[5]

The Alu-Demon appears as a template in Dragon #355 (May 2007).

Other Publishers

The Alu-Demon appeared under the "demon" heading in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[6]

See Also



  1. Mentzer, Frank. "Ay pronunseeAY shun gyd" Dragon #93 (TSR, 1985)
  2. Gygax, Gary. The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (TSR, 1982)
  3. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  4. LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. (TSR, 1991)
  5. Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
  6. Green, Scott (2002). Tome of Horrors, 69–70, Necromancer Games.

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