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Demon Lord
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Type Outsider
(Chaotic evil, Demon)
CR high, usually 20+
Environment Abyss

A demon lord is a powerful and unique demon. They are by definition rulers of at least one layer of the Abyss, and have hordes of lesser demons in their service. Being creatures of chaos, however, not all demons are servants to a demon lord.[1]

All demon lords are technically — if not actively — at war with one another almost all the time. While some alliances are forged and uneasy truces held, most demon lords are actively at war with one or two others. Often these combatants have similar interests (and are therefore rivals for mortal worshipers) or have adjacent layers.[2]

Demon lords are such powerful fiends that they are capable of granting spells and power to their debauched clerics[3] and thaumaturges[4].

Known Demon Lords[]

As the Abyss is nigh infinite, so too are the number of demon lords. However, this is a list of those demon lords with a well-known interest in Golarion. Lamashtu is included on this list because she is both a demon lord and a goddess.[5]


These demon lords, while perhaps as individually powerful as those listed above, tend to have less influence on Golarion. Possessing smaller or more local cults, their interests are in other worlds and other sins.[6]


Deities of the Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting
Core deities

AbadarAsmodeusCalistriaCayden CaileanDesnaErastilGorumGozrehIomedaeIroriLamashtuNethysNorgorberPharasmaRovagugSarenraeShelynToragUrgathoaZon-Kuthon

Other deities

AchaekekAlsetaAngraddApsuArodenAzathothBesmaraBolkaBrighCamazotzChaldira ZuzaristanChamiduDahakDranngvitDroskarFandarraFindeladlaraFolgritGhlaunderGroetusGrundinnarGyronnaHadregashHaggakalHanspurKetephysKolsKurgessLissalaMagrimMilaniMinderhalNaderiNivi RhombodazzlePeacock SpiritSivanahSuyuddhaThamirThremyrTruddUrazraVenkelvoreYdersiusYuelralZarongelZogmugotZursvaaterZyphus

Other powers

Ancestral SpiritsArchdevilsDemon lordsEmpyreal lordsFour HorsemenGreat Old OnesInfernal dukesMalebrancheWhore queens