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|Size/Type:||Medium Magical Beast|
|Hit Dice:||3d10+3 (19 hp)|
|Initiative:||+3 (+3 Dex)|
|Speed:||20 ft., climb 20 ft.|
|Armor Class:||16 (+3 natural, +3 Dex), touch 13, flat-footed 13|
|Attack:||Bite +6 melee (1d4+4 and poison)|
|Full Attack:||Bite +6 melee (1d4+4 and poison)|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Constrict, Frightful Presence, Improved Grab, Poison|
|Saves:||Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +1|
|Abilities:||Str 17, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 7, Wis 12, Cha 8|
|Skills:||Balance +11, Climb +14, Hide +11, Listen +11, Survival +6|
|Feats:||Dirty Fighting, Alertness|
|Alignment:||Often Neutral Evil|
|Advancement:||4-8 HD (Medium)|
Frightful Presence (Su): An Ekans unsettles foes with its mere presence. The ability takes effect automatically whenever the Ekans attacks, charges, or constricts a victim. Creatures within 60 feet are subject to this effect if they have less HD than the Ekans. A potentially affected creature that succeeds at a Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 HD + Charisma modifier) is immune to the frightful presence for one day. On a failure, the creature is frightened for 4d6 rounds.
Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, an Ekans must hit with its bite attack. If it maintains a hold for an entire round, it may constrict.
Constrict (Ex): Every round an Ekans maintains its hold it inflicts an amount of damage equal to its normal bite damage as bludgeoning damage - which may be inflicted as regular or nonlethal damage at its option.
Poison (Ex): Bite, (DC 12 + 1/2 HD + Con Modifier) initial and secondary damage 1d6 Strength.
Skills: Ekans receive a +4 racial bonus to Hide, Listen, and Spot checks and a +8 bonus to Balance checks. They can use Strength or Dexterity for Climb checks, whichever is better.
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