Snake, Cobra

A typical cobra measures about 12 feet long, but some have been known to grow to as much as 18 feet long.

Species Traits

Bonus Feat: Cobras gain Weapon Finesse (bite) as a bonus feat.

Poison (Ex): Bite—Fortitude negates; save DC 10 + 1/2 the cobra’s Hit Dice + its Constitution modifier; 1d4 Str, 1d4 Dex/1d4 Str, 1d4 Dex.

Poison Spray (Ex): At will as a ranged touch attack, a spitting cobra can spray its venom at a target up to 10 feet away. When used in this manner, the spitting cobra’s venom acts as a contact poison. The target must succeed on a Fortitude save (DC 10 + 1/2 the cobra’s Hit Dice + its Constitution modifier) or be blinded and nauseated for 1 minute. A second Fortitude save must be made 1 minute later to negate the venom’s secondary damage (same as the initial damage). Eye protection, such as goggles or a full-face visor, negates the blindness effect.

Scent (Ex): This ability allows a cobra to detect approaching enemies, sniff out hidden foes, and track by sense of smell.

Skill Bonuses: A cobra receives a +8 species bonus on Move Silently checks and a +4 species bonus on Hide, Listen, and Spot checks. It applies either its Strength or its Dexterity modifier, whichever is higher, to Climb checks.

Snake, Cobra: CR 2; Medium-size animal; HD 3d8; hp 13; Mas 11; Init +3; Spd 20 ft. (30 ft. for the black mamba), climb 5 ft.; Defense 14, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (–1 size, +3 Dex, +2 natural); BAB +2; Grap +2; Atk +5 melee (1d4 plus poison, bite); Full Atk +5 melee (1d4 plus poison, bite); FS 5 ft. by 5 ft. (coiled); Reach 5 ft.; SQ poison (DC 11), poison spray (DC 11; spitting cobra only), scent; AL none; SV Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +2; AP 0; Rep +0; Str 10, Dex 17, Con 11, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 2.

Skills: Climb +11, Hide +10, Listen +9, Move Silently +11, Spot +9.

Feats: Weapon Finesse (bite).

Advancement: None.

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