These creatures range widely in size. They are not particularly aggressive, but will often lash out with a bite attack before attempting to retreat.
Skills: Snakes have a +4 racial bonus on Hide, Listen, and Spot checks and a +8 racial bonus on Balance and Climb checks. A snake can always choose to take 10 on a Climb check, even if rushed or threatened. Snakes use either their Strength modifier or Dexterity modifier for Climb checks, whichever is higher. A snake has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.
Smite Good (Su): Once per day the creature can make a normal melee attack to deal extra damage equal to its HD total (maximum of +20) against a good foe.
Viper snakes rely on their venomous bite to kill prey and defend themselves.
Poison (Ex): A viper snake has a poisonous bite that deals initial and secondary damage of 1d6 Con. The save DC varies by the snake’s size, as shown on the table below. The save DCs are Consitution-based.
- This monster is an Small Viper with the Fiendish Creature template added to it.
- This monster can be summoned using the spell Summon Monster I.
SEE WIKIPEDIA ENTRY: Snake