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Sea Serpent, Spitting

Large dragon, chaotic evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 97 (13d10 + 26)
Speed 10 ft., swim 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
20 (+5) 13 (+1) 14 (+2) 8 (–1) 13 (+1) 6 (–2)

Skills Athletics +8, Perception +4
Damage Immunities acid, poison
Condition Immunities poisoned, prone
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages understands Aquan but seldom speaks
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Amphibious. The spitting sea serpent can breathe air and water.

Actions

  • Multiattack. A spitting sea serpent spits once and bits once, or it can make a constrict attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) piercing damage plus 10 (3d6) poison damage.
  • Constrict. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 23 (4d8 + 5) bludgeoning damage and the target is grappled if it is Medium-sized or smaller (escape DC 16). At the beginning of each of the serpent’s turn, the grappled creature takes 23 (4d8 + 5) bludgeoning damage.
  • Spit. Ranged Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, range 60 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (3d6 + 5) acid damage. This attack can be used underwater.

About

The body length of 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 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.

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