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Emperor Cobra

Emperor Cobra Creature5

N Large Animal

Senses Perception +13, low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet

Skills Acrobatics +11, Athletics +13, Survival +11

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

AC 22; Fort +15, Ref +11, Will +9

HP 80

Speed 25 feet, climb 25 feet, swim 25 feet

Melee [one-action] fangs +15 (reach 10 feet), Damage 2d8+8 piercing plus emperor cobra venom

Emperor Cobra Venom (poison) Saving Throw DC 22 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d8 poison damage (1 round); Stage 2 1d8 poison damage and drained 1 (1 round); Stage 3 2d6 poison damage and drained 2 (1 round)

Flare Hood [one-action] (emotion, fear, mental, visual) The emperor cobra flares its hood. Each non-emperor cobra creature within a 20-foot emanation must attempt a DC 22 Will save. The creature is then temporarily immune for 1 minute.

Critical Success The creature is unaffected.

Success The creature is frightened 1.

Failure The creature is frightened 2. Critical Failure The creature is frightened 3.


These aggressive serpents infest bogs and lowlands. Despite a length of over 16 feet and weighing over 200 pounds, they can climb trees in seconds. An emperor cobra wards off predators by flaring its hood and hissing at its attacker.

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