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Naga, Dark

Dark Naga Creature7

Uncommon LE Large Aberration

Senses Perception +15; mind reading 30 feet, darkvision

Languages Aklo, Common

Skills Acrobatics +17, Arcana +16, Athletics +13, Deception +16, Intimidation +16, Stealth +19

Str +2, Dex +6, Con +4, Int +3, Wis +2, Cha +3

AC 27; Fort +15, Ref +17, Will +15; guarded thoughts

HP 115

Guarded Thoughts (abjuration, occult) Dark nagas are immune to any form of mind reading.

Speed 30 feet

Melee [one-action] fangs +19 (agile, finesse), Damage 2d8+5 piercing plus dark naga venom

Arcane Spontaneous Spells DC 26, attack +18; 4th (3 slots) blink, wall of fire; 3rd (4 slots) dispel magic, haste, lightning bolt; 2nd (4 slots) illusory creature, invisibility, magic missile; 1st (4 slots) feather fall, illusory object, longstrider; Cantrips (4th) daze, detect magic, mage hand, read aura, shield

Occult Innate Spells DC 25

Constant (3rd) mind reading

Dark Naga Venom (incapacitation, poison) Saving Throw DC 25 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 5 minutes; Stage 1 slowed 1 (1 round); Stage 2 slowed 2 (1 round); Stage 3 unconscious with no Perception check to wake up (1d4+1 minutes)


Dark nagas are wicked, jealous creatures that crave power and wealth. Indeed, the dark naga sees such ideals as spiritual expressions of an essential truth: if one can take something, that something is theirs to have. The dark naga sees other creatures as lessers worthy only of subjugation or as rivals who must be eliminated.

Dark nagas dwell in remote places other creatures have forsaken, searching abandoned ruins for wealth and potent magic items. Those unlucky trespassers into a dark naga’s lair typically find themselves as the naga’s slaves or playthings, put to sleep with the monster’s poison or incinerated by its deadly magic. Some dark nagas are more disposed toward socializing than others; in these cases, they may become wicked despots who rule over enclaves of captive or unsuspecting subjects. Subtler dark nagas, especially those who crave finer luxuries, dwell in or under the wealthy settlements and use their wiles to garner a decadent following, forming something akin to a cult with the naga as the jewelry-bedecked object of worship.

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