Naga (monster)

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This page is about the various naga monsters. For the player race, see naga. For different nagas, see List of nagas.

naga NNaga (monster).png
HP 18-37
HD 5
XP 161
Speed 10 (move: 140%)
AC 6
EV 10
MR 40
Attack1 17 (hit: plain)
Attack2 3 (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 See invisible
Speaks
Warm-blooded
A hybrid that is human from the waist up; below is a scaly, muscular snakelike tail. Its mouth drips with venomous saliva.

“Amongst the deities and Asuras and celestial Rishis, O amiable lady, the Nagas are endued with great energy. Possessed of great speed, they are endued again with excellent fragrance. They deserve to be worshipped. They are capable of granting boons. Indeed, we too deserve to be followed by others in our train. I tell thee, O lady, that we are incapable of being seen by human beings.”
-Mahābhārata, Santi Parva, Mokshadharma Parva, section CCCLX. ca. 500 B.C.
trans. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 1883.

Useful Info

Nagas are a race of cruel snakemen who dwell in the Snake Pit, usually travelling in packs. They move slowly and wear little armour, but carry heavy weapons and can spit poison at you. When in melee, they also tend to constrict you, dealing surprising amounts of damage.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Spit Poison (d10) Natural flag,
Breath flag

Tips & Tricks

  • All nagas pack powerful poisonous attacks, making poison resistance tremendously useful. They also deal significant amounts of physical damage (even the mages), so heavy armour and high AC helps too.
  • Although nagas will eventually charge you in melee, they will happily spit poison at you repeatedly on the way. Expect to take damage at any range.
  • Basic nagas are far less threatening than their specialized brethren. Focus your attention on bigger threats first.