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For a list of all nagas, see list of nagas.

nagaraja NGreater naga.png
HP 68-95
HD 15
XP 1889
Speed 10 (move: 140%)
AC 8
EV 9
MR 140
Attack1 27 (constrict: crush)
Max Chunks 9
Type of Meat Inedible
Resistances rPois+
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type naga, naga
Flags Fighter
See invisible
A magnificent example of the naga. It is an expert at both martial and magical arts.

“Then there have also come
nagas from Lake Nabhasa,
Vesali, and Tacchaka.
Kambalas, Assataras,
Payagas, and their kin.
And from the River Yamuna
comes the prestigious naga, Dhatarattha.
The great naga Eravanna:
He, too, has come
to the forest meeting.”

-Mahasamaya Sutta, _Dīgha Nikāya_, 20. ca. 500 B.C.
trans. Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Useful Info

Nagaraja are the most powerful members of the naga race, and are found guarding the chamber of the serpentine rune of Zot in the Snake Pit. They are capable opponents in both melee and magic and have far more endurance than lesser nagas.


Spell set I
Slot1 Spit Poison (d22) Natural flag,
Breath flag
Slot2 Venom Bolt (3d19) Wizard flag
Slot3 Force Lance (3d19) Wizard flag
Slot4 Haste Wizard flag
Slot5 Poison Arrow (3d22) Wizard flag
Slot6 Teleport Other Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

Both of their combat spells are difficult to fully resist against; poison resistance will take the worst of the sting out of Poison Arrow, while high AC can somewhat reduce IMB. Deflect Missiles will give you a decent chance of avoiding their attacks entirely. In any case, try not to let more than one have line of fire to you at a time, and don't charge into the rune chamber.


Prior to 0.19, they were known as greater nagas.