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Snake, Constrictor

Constrictor Snake CR 2 (Combatant)

XP 600
N Medium animal
Init +2; Senses blindsense (scent) 30 ft., low-light vision; Perception +7


HP 25
EAC 13; KAC 15
Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +1


Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +10 (1d6+6P plus grab)
Offensive Abilities constrict, tighten coils


Str +4; Dex +2; Con +1; Int -5; Wis +1; Cha -4
Skills Athletics +12, Stealth +7, Survival +7


Constrict (Ex)

As a swift action, a snake can transfer a target grappled by its bite into its coils and crush their body. This deals 1d6+6B damage to the grabbed target, who must also make a DC 14 Fortitude save or lose 1d4 rounds of holding their breath to avoid suffocating. The snake can have one creature in its coils at a time.

Tighten Coils (Ex)

When a creature attempts to escape the constrictor’s coils, the constrictor tightens its grip as a reaction, adding its Strength modifier (+4) as a circumstance bonus to the DC to escape.


Environment forests, swamps, and fresh water
Organization solitary or nest (2-6)

Snakes are natural reptiles that have no legs. They slither along the ground or in trees in search of food, which consists of small mammals, insects, and birds.

In many parts of the world, snakes are seen as helpful creatures, due to their feeding on unwanted vermin.

There are many varieties of snakes found all over the cosmos that use venom to kill their prey (as well as anything else that provokes them). They inject their venom into their victim with a pair of powerful retractable fangs.

Some species of venomous snakes give warning before striking. For example, rattlesnakes will shake their tails, producing a distinctive rattle sound to alert intruders to their presence. Cobras will stand erect and flair their hoods as a sign of provocation. Those who do not take heed will quickly find themselves bitten and suffering the painful effects of the serpent’s venom.

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