Banded rattlesnake

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Banded rattlesnake
Level 16
Family Reptilian family creatures
Body Type Ophidian
Classification(s) Living
Area(s) Found Masked Hills
HP 150
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Bite 182 AS
Special Offensive Abilities
Coil Strike
Defense Attributes
Double Leather (natural) ASG 8N
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee 157 - 176
Unarmed Defense Factor
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 42
Cleric Base
Empath Base
Paladin Base
Ranger Base
Sorcerer Base 48
Wizard Base
Minor Elemental 42
Major Elemental
Minor Spiritual
Major Spiritual
Minor Mental
Treasure Attributes
Magic Items
Skin a rattlesnake rattle, a two-tip rattlesnake rattle

The banded rattlesnake is recognizable by the wide black and red bands that encircle its tubular-shaped body.  The beaded, reptilian eyes constantly stare about in an unflickering gaze as it searches for intruders.  Very territorial, this snake provides warning to potential aggressors that they have intruded on its domain by sending the rattles on its tail into flickering motion, emitting a constant rattling hum.  When coiled in preparation to attack, the rattlesnake's tongue darts in and out of its mouth to assist in gauging its attack.  As the tongue flicks in and out, the rattlesnake's main weapon can be seen, the venom-filled fangs that are its bringers of death.

Hunting strategies

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Other information

An example of the rattlesnake's coil strike maneuver:

A banded rattlesnake uncoils in a lightning fast strike towards you.  Too slow!  The banded rattlesnake rakes you with its fangs before it withdraws.
 ... 15 points of damage!
 Strike just below the jaw, nice shot to the neck!
 You are stunned for 3 rounds!


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