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Yuan-ti Pit Master

Yuan-ti Pit Master

Medium humanoid (shapechanger yuan ti)
Challenge
5

STR
3
DEX
2
CON
1
INT
2
WIS
1
CHA
3

88
16d8+16
16
Soak
1
Fort
+1
Ref
+3
Will
+4
Defense note natural armor
Damage immunities poison
Condition immunities poisoned

Speed 5 m.
Skills Deception +5 (16), Insight +1 (12), Occult (Cha) +5 (16), Perception +1 (12), Stealth +4 (15)
Senses darkvision 20 m. (penetrates magical darkness)
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic

Chameleon Skin. The yuan-ti pit master has advantage on Stealth checks made to avoid notice.

Magic Resistance. The yuan-ti pit master has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Poison’s Disciple (2/day). The first time the yuan-ti pit master hits with a melee attack on its turn, it can deal an extra 16 (3d10) poison damage to the target.

Shed Skin (1/long rest). Once on its turn, the yuan-ti pit master can shed its skin to free itself from a grapple, shackles, or other restraints. If the yuan-ti pit master spends 1 minute eating its shed skin, it regains health equal to half its maximum health.

Spellcasting (Yuan-ti form only). The yuan-ti pit master uses Occult (Cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 14, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It has 5 mana, a mana limit of 1, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total mana when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

At will: animal friendship (snakes only)

Cantrips (at will, 6th-level spellcaster): charm, empathy, lullaby, poison spray

1 mana: beguile, charm creature, charming presence, compelled duel, confusion poison, detect poison, envenomed weapon, friends, hypnotize, instinctive charm, poison burst, poisoning strike, protection from poison, putrefy food and drink, sicken, sleep, slowing poison, teleport, toxic fumes

Actions (2)

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) poison damage.

Merrshaulk’s Slumber (1/long rest). The yuan-ti pit master targets up to five creatures that it can see within 10 meters of it. Each target must succeed on a Difficulty 14 Fortitude saving throw or fall into a magical sleep and be unconscious for 10 minutes. A sleeping target awakens if it takes damage or if someone uses an action to shake or slap it awake. This magical sleep has no effect on a creature immune to being charmed.

Change Shape (1/turn). The yuan-ti pit master can polymorph into a Medium snake, or back into its true form. Its statistics are the same in each form. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. It doesn’t change form if it dies.

Desert, Forest, Underdarkvgtm

Spells

1 minute

As an action, you can convince an animal within 5 meters that can see and hear you that you mean it no harm. The creature must make a Will saving throw. If the animal’s Intelligence is −3 or higher, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it is charmed by you for the duration.

The spell ends if you or your allies attack, damage, or attempt to negatively effect the charmed creature in any way.

As an action, you charm a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw, which it does with advantage if you or your companions are fighting it.

On a failure, it is charmed by you until the end of your next turn.

The spell ends if you or your allies attack, damage, or attempt to negatively effect the charmed creature in any way.

When the spell ends, the creature knows it was charmed by you.

As an action, you can detect the surface emotions of a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters of you.

You learn the surface emotions of the creature. You can sense basic needs, drives, and emotions. Thirst, hunger, fear, fatigue, pain, rage, hatred, uncertainty, curiosity, friendliness, and many other kinds of sensations and moods can all be perceived.

As an action, you sing a lullaby to a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw. If the creature is a construct or an undead, can’t hear you, or is immune to being charmed, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it becomes tired and delirious as its speed is reduced by 2 meters, it can’t take reactions, and it has disadvantage on ability checks until the end of its next turn.

This spell ends for a creature if it takes damage or someone uses an action to shake or slap it awake. Additionally, the creature can repeat the saving throw if it hears an extraordinarily loud noise such as the thunderwave spell, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As an action, you extend your hand toward a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters and project a puff of noxious gas from your palm. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 poison damage and has disadvantage on the next attack roll it makes before the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 9th level (2d6) and 17th level (3d6).

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you beguile a creature within 10 meters who can hear you to ignore an ally. The creature must make a Will saving throw, which it does with advantage if the ally is fighting it.

On a failure, it is charmed by one of your allies within 5 meters of it for the duration.

The spell ends if the chosen ally attacks, damages, or attempts to negatively effect the charmed creature in any way.

1 hour/mana

As an action, you charm a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw, which it does with advantage if you or your companions are fighting it.

On a failure, it is charmed by you and friendly to you for the duration.

The spell ends if you or your allies attack, damage, or attempt to negatively effect the charmed creature in any way.

When the spell ends, the creature knows it was charmed by you.

Augment

You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you exert an aura of sympathetic power. Each creature other than you in a sphere twice as big as normal centered on you must make a Will saving throw, which it does with advantage if you or your companions are fighting it.

On a failure, it is charmed by you and friendly to you for the duration.

A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, make a weapon attack.

On a hit, if the creature is within 20 meters, it must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, the creature is drawn to you, compelled by your demand. While compelled, it has disadvantage on attack rolls against creatures other than you, and must make a Will saving throw each time it attempts to move into a space that is more than 5 meters away from you.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

The spell ends if you attack or damage any other creature, if you cast a spell that targets a hostile creature other than the target, if your allies attack, damage, or attempt to negatively effect the charmed creature in any way, or if you end your turn more than 5 meters away from the target.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

As an action, your poison assaults and twists a creature’s minds, spawning delusions and provoking uncontrolled actions. Choose a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The target must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is confused until the end of its next turn.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the creature is confused for the duration. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

(ritual); concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you can sense the presence and location of poisons and poisonous creatures within 5 meters of you. You also identify the kind of poison or poisonous creature in each case. The spell can penetrate most barriers, but it is blocked by 30 centimeters of stone, 2 centimeters of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 1 meter of wood or dirt

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, a weapon you touch drips with poison. For the duration, the weapon deals an extra 1d4 poison damage when it hits.

If the attack misses by 4 or less, the weapon deals half as much damage.

Alternatively, you can touch a quiver containing arrows or bolts, granting the ammunition pulled from it the same effect. The spell’s magic ends on a piece of ammunition when it hits or misses.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d4 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to cause an additional weapon you touch to drip with poison.

As a reaction, which you use when you make a Persuasion check, your words become more enticing. You make the roll with advantage. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

As an action, your soft words can magically enthrall a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters of you. If the target can see or hear you, it must succeed on a Will saving throw or be charmed by you for the duration. The charmed creature is immobilized, it cannot speak, and the creature is incapacitated and visibly dazed.

The effect ends for the creature if you move more than 5 meters away from it, if it can neither see nor hear you, or if it takes damage.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana so the duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the creature is incapacitated for the duration. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters of you makes an attack roll against you, you can try to divert the attack, provided that another creature is within the attack’s range. The attacker must succeed on a Will saving throw or it must target the creature that is closest to it, not including you or itself. If multiple creatures are closest, the attacker chooses which one to target.

You must choose to use this feature before knowing whether the attack hits or misses. Creatures that can’t be charmed are immune to this effect.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack, poison bursts from your skin. If the creature who damaged you is within 10 meters, it must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 4d6 poison damage.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 4d6 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, make a weapon attack.

On a hit, add 2d8 + your spellcasting ability poison damage to the attack’s damage roll and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is poisoned for the duration.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d8 for each additional mana expended.

1 hour/mana

As an action, you have advantage on saving throws against being poisoned, and resistance to poison damage for the duration.

If you are poisoned, you neutralize the poison. If more than one poison afflicts you, you neutralize one poison that you know is present, or you neutralize one at random.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional willing creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • Immunity. You can expend 2 additional mana so you are immune to the poisoned condition and poison damage.


Dampen Poison

1

As a reaction, which you use when you take poison damage, you gain resistance to poison damage until the start of your next turn.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to trigger the spell when a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters takes poison damage. The creature gains the resistance instead.

(ritual)

As an action, all nonmagical food and drink within a sphere centered on a point of your choice within 5 meters is putrefied. If a creature consumes the putrefied food or water it must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d8 poison damage and is poisoned for 1 hour.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Every 10 minutes, a poisoned creature can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d8 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, sickening greenish energy lashes out toward a creature within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d10 poison damage and is poisoned for the duration.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 4d10 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, you cause a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters to fall asleep. The creature must make a Will saving throw. If the creature is a construct or an undead, can’t hear you, or is immune to being charmed, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, you lull it into a magical slumber, causing it to fall unconscious for the duration.

This spell ends for a creature if it takes damage or someone uses an action to shake or slap it awake. Additionally, the creature can repeat the saving throw each minute or if it hears an extraordinarily loud noise such as the thunderwave spell, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, your poison slows the processing and reaction time of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw against poison or be slowed 1 for the duration.

A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to increase the slowed level by 1.

As an action, you teleport up to 20 meters to an unoccupied space that you can see.

You can bring along objects you are touching that aren’t worn or carried by another creature as long as their weight doesn’t exceed what you can carry.

If you teleport 5 meters or less, make a weapon attack.

On a hit, add 1d8 + your spellcasting ability to the attack’s damage roll.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can teleport an additional 100 meters for each additional mana expended.

  • You can increase the damage by 3d8 for each additional mana expended.

  • Joint Teleport. You can bring two additional willing creatures you touch with you for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within one size category of you, must not be encumbered, and must be within 1 meter of you when you cast this spell.

  • There and Back Again. You can expend 1 additional mana at the end of your turn to teleport back to the spot you occupied before teleporting, unless it is now occupied or on a different plane of existence.

  • Dimension Door. You can expend 1 additional mana to teleport up to 100 meters to a place you can see, a place you can visualize, or a place you can describe by stating distance and direction, such as “20 meters straight downward” or “upward to the northwest at a 45° angle, 100 meters.” If you would arrive in a place already occupied by an object or a creature, you and any creature traveling with you each take 4d6 force damage, and the spell fails to teleport you.

  • Continuous Teleport. You can expend 2 additional mana to change the duration to 1 minute/mana and on each of your turns before the spell ends, you can use an action to teleport in this way again.

As an action, a green mist shoots forth from your outstretched hands. Each creature in a cone or line must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d10 fire damage and is poisoned until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

A creature killed by this spell is affected by rigor mortis.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d10 for each additional mana expended.