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Amphisbaena Serpent Template (CR +2)

An amphisbaena serpent is a fearsome snake with a head at each end, whose eyes glow with a mysterious light. If an amphisbaena is cut in half, the two halves will wriggle together and rejoin.

Creating an Amphisbaena Serpent

Amphisbaena serpent” is an inherited or acquired template that can be applied to any snake with a type of animal or dire animal.

Type: The creature’s type changes to magical beast. Its hit dice change to d10s.

Challenge Rating: same as the base creature +2

Attacks: An amphisbaena serpent retains all the attacks of the base creature. It also gains an extra bite attack.

Special Attacks: An amphisbaena serpent retains all the special attacks of the base creature.

Special Qualities: An amphisbaena serpent has all the special qualities of the base creature as well as the following:

Improved Uncanny Dodge (Ex)

Identical to the rogue’s ability of the same name.

Regeneration 3 (Ex)

Fire and acid deal normal damage to an amphisbaena serpent.

Split (Su)

If an amphisbaena serpent loses a head or is cut in half, the severed portions wriggle together and reattach in one minute.

Sample Amphisbaena Serpent

Amphisbaena Serpent (Giant Constrictor Snake) CR 5

N Large magical beast
Init +2

DEFENSE

AC 16, touch 11, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +5 natural, -1 size)
hp 27 (3d10+9)
Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +2

OFFENSE

Spd 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee +9 (1d6+7 plus grab, 2 bites)
Special Attacks grab (Ex), constrict (Ex) (1d6+7)
SQ improved uncanny dodge (Ex), regeneration (Ex), split (Su), scent;

STATISTICS

Str 25, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 2
Base Atk +2; CMB +6 (+10 grapple); CMD 19 (can’t be tripped)
Skills Acrobatics +15, Climb +11, Perception +12, Stealth +11, Swim +11; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth,+8 Acrobatics
Feats Skill Focus (Perception), Toughness

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