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PFS StandardEmperor Cobra

These aggressive serpents infest bogs and lowlands. Despite a length of over 16 feet and weighing over 200 pounds, they can climb trees in seconds. An emperor cobra wards off predators by flaring its hood and hissing at its attacker.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 20
Unspecific Lore: DC 18
Specific Lore: DC 15

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Emperor CobraCreature 5

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 245 2.0
Perception +13; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet
Skills Acrobatics +11, Athletics +13, Survival +11
Str +6, Dex +4, Con +4, Int -4, Wis +2, Cha -2
AC 22; Fort +15, Ref +11, Will +9
HP 80
Speed 25 feet, climb 25 feet, swim 25 feet
Melee fangs +15 [+10/+5] (reach 10 feet), Damage 2d8+8 piercing plus emperor cobra venomEmperor Cobra Venom (poison) Saving Throw DC 22 Fortitude, Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d8 poison damage (1 round); Stage 2 1d8 poison damage and drained 1 (1 round); Stage 3 2d6 poison damage and drained 2 (1 round)Flare Hood (emotion, fear, mental, visual) The emperor cobra flares its hood. Each non–emperor cobra creature within a 20-foot emanation must attempt a DC 22 Will save. The creature is then temporarily immune for 1 minute.
Critical Success The creature is unaffected.
Success The creature is frightened 1.
Failure The creature is frightened 2.
Critical Failure The creature is frightened 3.

All Monsters in "Snake"

Ball Python1
Emperor Cobra5
Giant Anaconda8
Giant Viper2
Rat Snake Swarm2
Sea Snake0
Viper Swarm4


Source Bestiary pg. 302
Snakes come in an array of forms, from jungle-dwelling constrictors that wrap around their prey to venomous vipers with deadly bites. Regardless, all snakes consume their prey whole by unhinging their jaws and using powerful muscles to move the food down their throats and into their stomachs.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Eating Habits

Snakes of all sorts eat their meals by devouring their prey whole. After incapacitating a creature, a snake unhinges its jaw and consumes the creature entirely, even if it's more than twice the diameter of the snake's body. A snake can consume a creature of the same size as itself or smaller, but most snakes are logy and sluggish while the meal digests.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Slithering Packs

Despite their solitary natures, snakes come together in swarms for purposes of hibernation or mating. However, a few species have learned to stick together and coordinate their hunting efforts, leading to slithering packs of predatory snakes.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Snake Resources

Snakeskin's distinctive pattern and wide variety of applications makes it a sought-after resource, and the hides of extra-large snakes such as giant anacondas can fetch a fine price in the right market. Such oversized snake hides can be used to craft clothing of snakeskin leather, including boots and gloves, as well as other items such as scabbards, backpacks, and even tents or makeshift boats. A snake's hide can be cleanly removed with a successful Crafting check or appropriate Lore check.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Snakes in Mythology

Snakes appear frequently and prominently in the myths and legends of many cultures throughout the Inner Sea region. In Ancient Osirion, snakes were revered and associated both with the evil serpent god Apep and the good goddess Wadjet, the Green Empress. Perhaps the best-known example of snakes in Golarion's legends are the serpentfolk— serpentine humanoids who ruled vast swaths of the world in prehistoric times and worshipped a foul snake deity called Ydersius.