Fire Snake, Poisonous

Fire Snake, Poisonous


This creature looks like a snake with reddish-orange scales and stark white eyes with no pupils.

Poisonous Fire Snake

XP 100 ()

Unaligned Small

Initiative +3


DEFENSE

AC 13

hp: 13 (3d6 + 3)

Immunity: Fire damage

Vulnerability: Cold damage


OFFENSE

Speed: 20 ft., climb 20 ft.

Melee Attack—Bite: +5 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d6 + 3 piercing damage and the target must make a successful DC 11 Con saving throw against poison or be paralyzed for 1d6 rounds. A paralyzed creature takes 1d4 fire damage at the start of each of its turns while it is paralyzed.


STATISTICS

Str 10 (+0), Dex 17 (+3), Con 12 (+1),

Int 1 (–5), Wis 12 (+1), Cha 7 (–2)

Languages: None

Skills: Acrobatics +5, Stealth +5

Senses: Darkvision 60 ft.


ECOLOGY

Environment: Elemental of Fire

Organization: Solitary or pack (2–5)

A fire snake resembles a normal snake ranging from 2 feet to 6 feet in length, except for the dimly flickering flames visible inside its mouth and along its scales. Away from the Elemental Plane of Fire, fire snakes make their homes in fires and rarely journey more than 30 feet from an open flame. Sages conjecture that fire snakes might be some form of larval salamander.

A poisonous fire snake’s preferred method of attack is to hide in a fire and surprise foes as they come nearby. They will sometimes crawl into a campfire that no one is paying close attention to, and attack while people are cooking or relaxing around the fire, without their weapons and armor, or even wait until the campers build up the fire for the night and go to sleep before creeping out and striking.