Snake, Swarm (Venomous)

Venomous snakes slither and crawl over each other in a furious mass, their poison-dripping fangs glinting in the light.

Venomous Snake Swarm CR 4

XP 1,200
N Tiny animal (swarm)
Init +7; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +13


AC 17, touch 15, flat-footed 14 (+3 Dex, +2 natural, +2 size)
hp 37 (5d8+15)
Fort +7, Ref +9, Will +2
Defensive Abilities swarm traits


Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 10 ft.
Melee swarm (1d6 plus distraction and poison)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks distraction (DC 15)


Str 9, Dex 16, Con 17, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 2
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 13 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Acrobatics +7 (+3 when jumping), Climb +15, Perception +13, Stealth +19, Swim +11; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth; uses Dex to modify Climb and Swim


Poison (Ex)

Swarm—injury; save Fort DC 15; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Con damage; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.


Environment any
Organization solitary, nest (2-4 swarms), or knot (5-7 swarms)
Treasure none

While all snake swarms are dangerous, swarms made up of venomous snakes are typically the most lethal. Snake swarms of both types can generally be encountered in the same regions, dwelling in ruins or wilderness alike.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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