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Viperian Dragon (CR +2)

The creature appears to be a normal dragon or hydra but its head is that of an immense viper.

Creating a Viperian Dragon

Viperian dragon” is an inherited template that can be added to any dragon or hydra. A viperian dragon is identical to the normal version of the creature, but its head (or heads) is that of a venomous snake, its bite attacks inject poison and its can emit a hiss that intimidates opponents.

Challenge Rating: same as the base creature +2.

Poisonous Bite (Ex)

Fort DC 15, initial and secondary damage of 1d4 Strength. Viperian dragon venom is often unique, and there are versions that inflict other types of ability damage instead of Strength. If the base creature’s bite is already poisonous, then use its standard poison but increase the DC by two.

Hiss (Ex)

As a standard action, a viperian dragon can hiss. Opponents within 20 ft. of the creature must make a Will save (DC = 12 or the base creature’s hit dice, whichever is higher) or become shaken for 1d6 rounds.

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Grimoire Viperian: A Tome of Exotic Lore Copyright 2021 Magic Skull Games Author: Steven F. Johnson