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Couatl, Xiuh

Xiuh Couatl Creature12

Rare NG Large Beast Couatl

Senses Perception +23; darkvision, thoughtsense (imprecise) 60 feet

Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic; telepathy 100 feet

Skills Acrobatics +21, Arcana +23, Diplomacy +26, Intimidation +26, Nature +23, Occultism +23, Society +21, Stealth +21, Survival +21

Str +7, Dex +3, Con +4, Int +5, Wis +5, Cha +6

Thoughtsense (divination, mental, occult) The xiuh couatl senses all non-mindless creatures at the listed range.

AC 33; Fort +20, Ref +19, Will +25; +1 status to all saves vs. magic

HP 220; Immunities electricity, fire; Weaknesses cold 8

Speed 20 feet, fly 60 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +25 (magical), Damage 2d10+10 piercing plus 2d8 fire, xiuh couatl venom, and Grab

Occult Innate Spells DC 32, attack +24; 7th plane shift (self only); 6th charm, clairaudience, clairvoyance, crushing despair, detect alignment (at will), dispel magic, dream message, fear, illusory scene, mind reading (at will), mindlink, phantom pain, see invisibility, sending, zone of truth; 2nd invisibility (self only, at will); Cantrips (6th) detect magic, ghost sound, read aura, telekinetic projectile

Rituals DC 32; atone

Breath Weapon [two-actions] (arcane, evocation, fire) The xiuh couatl breaths a gout of flame and lightning in an 80-foot line that deals 5d8 electricity damage and 5d8 fire damage (DC 32 basic Reflex save). The xiuh couatl can’t use Breath Weapon again for 1d4 rounds.

Greater Constrict [one-action] 1d10+10 bludgeoning plus 1d8 electricity, DC 32

Instrument of Retribution [three-actions] (occult, polymorph, transmutation) The xiuh couatl transforms into any simple or martial weapon. The weapon is always a +2 greater striking flaming shock weapon and can be of any size, chosen by the xiuh couatl when they transform. In weapon form, the xiuh couatl gains Hardness equal to that of the weapon into which they transform, and they retain their Hit Points, saving throws, senses, telepathy, and traits while in weapon form. The xiuh couatl can revert to their normal form by spending a single action, which has the concentrate trait.

Wrap in Coils [one-action] As mix couatl.

Xiuh Couatl Venom (poison) A xiuh couatl’s poison deals good damage rather than poison damage to fiends; Saving Throw DC 32 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 2d8 poison damage and enfeebled 1 (1 round); Stage 2 2d10 poison damage, enfeebled 1, and -5-foot status penalty to all Speeds (1 round); Stage 3 3d8 poison damage, enfeebled 2, and -10-foot status penalty to all Speeds (1 round)


Fiercer than other couatls, xiuh couatls (pronounced “shoo”) are dedicated to seeking out malevolent creatures and offering a final opportunity at redemption.

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