31 Days of D&D — Day 18

Day 18 — Favorite Immortal or Outsider?


Look it up in the Monster Manual and you’ll find it listed as a Type VI or Balor Demon, but we all know its true name — Balrog.

The Balor Demon, obviously ‘borrowed’ from Tolkien’s fiendish creation, stands twice the height of a man and wields a fiery vorpal sword and flaming whip.

Originally, they could shed darkness at will, radiate fear, detect, dispel, and read magic, and gate in lesser demons pretty much on a whim.


The Balor is the thing of nightmares, be it in Dungeons & Dragons or Middle Earth.

If I want to strike fear into the hearts of my players, introducing a Balor always does the trick.


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