Duke Zagum was an archdevil of Nessus in the Nine Hells and a vassal of Asmodeus.[1]


The archdevil Zagum resembled a 16 ft (4.9 m) tall hamatula with a 15 ft (4.6 m) long tail. His scaly hide was crimson, and his eyes were yellow with black pupils.[1]


Zagum was a cold-blooded and ambitious devil who considered cruelty a self-indulgent waste of time. Instead, he had a rather coarse sense of humor in order to build ties with other devils and was always devising amusing, yet harmless, stunts and jokes.[1]


As an archdevil, Zagum was highly intelligent and possessed a number of innate magical abilities. At will, he could use pyrotechnics, produce flame, wall of fire, dispel magic, hold person, hold monster, fly, and teleport, as well as being capable of using wish for another. Twice per day, he could use flame strike, and once per day he could use symbol of pain. Additionally, he could cause fear by gaze alone, and could summon barbed devils to aid him.[1]


Zagum was an archdevil of Asmodeus' court and commanded 30 companies of barbed devils for his master.[2][1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Ed Greenwood (August 1983). “The Nine Hells, Part II”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #76 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 34, 38.
  2. Robin D. Laws, Robert J. Schwalb (December 2006). Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 73. ISBN 0-7869-3940-0.
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