Snake, Venomous

This brightly colored snake assumes an aggressive posture, its hissing mouth open to display its fangs.

Venomous Snake CR 1

XP 400

N Medium animal

Init +5; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +9


AC 14, touch 11, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +3 natural)

hp 13 (2d8+4)

Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +1


Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.

Melee bite +2 (1d4–1 plus poison)


Str 8, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 1, Wis 13, Cha 2

Base Atk +1; CMB +0; CMD 11 (can't be tripped)

Feats Improved Initiative, Weapon FinesseB

Skills Acrobatics +9, Climb +9, Perception +9, Stealth +9, Swim +9; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth, +8 Acrobatics; modifies Climb and Swim with Dexterity


Environment any temperate or warm

Organization solitary, pair, or nest (3–8)

Treasure none

Special Abilities

Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Con; cure 1 save.

Countless species of poisonous snakes dwell in the wild, their bites capable of bringing down creatures much larger than themselves. Snakes of the size presented here are thankfully rarer than their smaller kin, but many species of rattlesnake, cobra, and similar reptiles can grow to this size.

Venomous snakes are generally far more aggressive than constrictor snakes, and even larger variants do exist: you can create stats for a king cobra, for example, by applying the advanced and giant simple templates to the stats given above.