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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the aerial servant is a semi-intelligent form of air elemental typically conjured by a cleric.

Publication history[]

The aerial servant first appeared in the first edition Monster Manual (1977).[1] Published first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons adventures which included Aerial Servants as adversaries that the players encounter included "The Ruins of Andril", published in Dragon #81.[2]

The aerial servant was introduced to the basic D&D game as the haoou in the D&D Companion Rules set (1984), and later appeared in the Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991).

The aerial servant appeared in the second edition in Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[3] and later appeared in condensed form in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4] The creature was further detailed in the Guide to the Ethereal Plane (1998).

Other publishers[]

The aerial servant appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[5]


  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. The Ruins of Andril: An AD&D adventure for 4-8 characters, levels 8-11, Dragon, p.41–56. January 1984. (Temporary fix for {{cite journal}}, please update to use {{cite dragon}} and similar templates.)
  3. Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  4. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1994)
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