Naga, Defiled

Family: Nagas

Large monstrosity, chaotic evil

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 263 (31d10+93)
Speed 40 ft.

20 (+5) 19 (+4) 16 (+3) 18 (+4) 17 (+3) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Dex +9, Con +8, Wis +8, Cha +9
Skills Arcana +14, Perception +13
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 23
Languages Abyssal, Common
Challenge 13 (10,000 XP)



  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, 10 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 8 (1d6 + 5) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 18 Constitution saving throw, taking 77 (22d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.


Morbid-minded and wretched to look upon, defiled nagas are the corrupted witches of the naga race, hateful outcasts long shunned for their dark powers and loathsome ways. A typical defiled naga is slender, with the black and red scales of a venomous serpent, though their faces are even more monstrous than those of their spirit naga cousins. Most measure 14 feet long but weigh less than 300 pounds.

Death Lovers. Defiled nagas delight in places of death and desolation. Battle-scarred ruins, untended graveyards, despoiled forests, and tangled swamps all attract these repulsive creatures. Where guardian nagas favor places of innate sanctity, defiled nagas seek out places of fundamental corruption, sites they believe to be imbued with dark magics.

The crypts of long-dead tyrants, the places where great heroes died, and the ruins of nefarious keeps all attract these wretched serpents.

Cult Circles. Most defiled nagas believe themselves to be the inheritors of some mysterious dark favor, seeing their innate magical talents as evidence of such. Most commune with vague powers of death and devastation, working profane rites and seeking grotesque auguries from cultic forces. To aid them, defiled nagas often use their enchanting gaze, changing victims into fawning fanatics and would-be sacrifices.

Defiled nagas occasionally band together in small groups-some seeming to mimic the covens of hags. While a particular plot or foe might bring these deadly serpents together for a short time, defiled nagas are loyal only to themselves, and such alliances always end in deadly betrayal.

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