Nycaloths (pronounced: /ˈnkəlθNY-kuh-loth[6]), later known as nycademons,[citation needed] were the elite cavalry in yugoloth armies, swooping down onto enemy flanks and tearing up unsuspecting troops.[3]


These arrogant, green-skinned creatures were eight feet (240 centimeters) tall and possessed four muscular arms, a doglike head and a pair of vast, bat-like wings. Nycaloth commanders were larger than their fellows, and led entire battalions into war.[3]

Nycaloths communicated using telepathy.[3]

Combat Edit

Nycaloths most commonly used weapons. They were fond of giant two-headed axes. These axes were very commonly enchanted, with 90% being magical in nature.[citation needed]Enchantment spells will never affect them.[citation needed]


Despite the fact that nycaloths were possibly the most powerful of the greater yugoloths (daemons), they were afforded the least status. They always acted in a careful and calculating manner. They had the innate ability to travel to any of the lower planes at will. They commonly traveled to Nine Hells and the Abyss in order to scout the Blood War.[citation needed]

They were bitter of the status of the other greater yugoloths. They were constantly planning and scheming to increase their status among yugoloths.[citation needed]

Notable NycalothsEdit

The nycaloths Aulmpiter, Gaulguth, and Malimshaer led the Army of Darkness against Myth Drannor in 714 DR.[7]

Sometime in the late 15th century DR, a nycaloth had been imprisoned in the Tomb of the Nine Gods on Chult by Acererak in order to guard one of the components of the Soulmonger machinery.[8]




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