They had blue skin, and unlike all other abishai, had a couple of horns at the end of their noses.
Blue abishai were primarily known for their very high intelligence and foresight. They considered themselves loremasters, seeking out lost relics and tomes. Research into occult tomes and spellbooks from across the planes was a favored activity of theirs, and made them shrewd opponents with a large array of powerful spells.
These abishai were prolific spellcasters, knowing several wizard spells, mainly those that controlled the environment and minds, or spells that were purely destructive. Their destructive spells were of the cold and lightning types, from cone of cold to chain lightning.
Blue abishai resisted all types of physical damage unless the weapons used against them were magical or silvered. They were fully immune to fire, lightning, and poisons, and resistant to cold-based attacks.
When forced into close combat, a blue abishai struck out in a double attack with its magical quarterstaff and its bite. As well as staves, such abishai were known to wield tridents. They could also attack with their tails, which came with a jolt of electricity.
Blue abishai were well-prepared for any combat encounters, often possessing useful items, such as elixirs of fire breath and oils of darkness, and having bracers of armor equipped. They also had a chance of summoning other equal or lesser abishai, as well as a group of lemures.
- Gary Gygax (July 1983). “From the Sorcerer's Scroll: New denizens of devildom”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #75 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 8–14.
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (May 29, 2018). Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 161, 255–256. ISBN 978-0786966240.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 13–14. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Robin D. Laws, Robert J. Schwalb (December 2006). Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 0-7869-3940-0.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 45. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.