Sea Serpent, Spitting

The body length of a these serpents is roughly 15 to 18 feet, with a girth of up to 3 feet. They are covered with rough-edged scales of brown, green, or blue coloration, giving their hides a mottled appearance. Their heads are short, with thick, muscular necks concealed beneath a webbed fringe.

Spitting Sea Serpent CR 9

XP 6,400
CE Large dragon (aquatic)
Init +10; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +17


AC 27, touch 15, flat-footed 21 (+6 Dex, +12 natural, -1 size)
hp 102 (12d12+24)
Fort +10, Ref +14, Will +10
Immune paralysis and sleep, dragon traits


Speed 10 ft.; swim 40 ft.
Melee bite +12 (1d8+1 plus poison)
Ranged spit +18 (2d6 acid)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d8+1)


Str 13, Dex 22, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 15, Cha 6
Base Atk +12; CMB +14; CMD 30 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Ability Focus (poison), Far Shot, Improved Initiative, Point-Blank Shot, Rapid Shot, Swim-By AttackB, Weapon Focus (spit)
Skills Intimidate +13, Perception +17, Stealth +17, Survival +17, Swim +16
Languages Aquan, Draconic


Poison (Ex)

Bite–injury; save Fort DC 20; frequency 2 rounds; effect 2d6 Dex plus 2d6 acid; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Spit (Ex)

The spitting sea serpent can eject a sticky glob of concentrated acidic mucous up to twice a round (using the Rapid Shot feat), with a range of 60 feet.


Environment any aquatic
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

Spitting sea serpents are a fiercely territorial if not terribly intelligent species that can be a great hazard on unfamiliar coasts. They are renowned for their great ability to spit globs of acidic spittle onto creatures that threaten them. The spitting sea serpent always tries to use its spitting attack against any that anger it, using its bite and constriction attacks against food or as a last resort.

A spitting sea serpent prefers to dwell in shallow coastal waters and coastlines, and avoids deep water where they are ill-equipped to handle encounters with large marine predators, against which their ability to spit is ineffective. They prefer to live in wild, uncivilized lands, and fiercely protect their hunting grounds from intrusion by any other predators.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Spitting Sea Serpent from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Authors Scott Greene and Patrick Lawinger.

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