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Yuan-ti Mind Whisperer

Medium monstrosity (shapechanger yuan ti)
Challenge
4 (1,100 XP)

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

71
13d8+13
14
Soak
1
Fort
+1
Ref
+2
Will
+4
Defense note natural armor
Damage immunities poison
Condition immunities poisoned

Speed 9 m.
Senses darkvision 35 m. (penetrates magical darkness), passive Perception 12
Skills Deception +5, Stealth +4
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic

Innate Spellcasting (Yuan-ti Form Only). The yuan-ti’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 13). The yuan-ti can innately cast the following spells:

At will: animal friendship (snakes only)

3/day: suggestion

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

Mind Fangs (2/Day). The first time the yuan-ti hits with a melee attack on its turn, it can deal an extra 16 (3d10) psychic damage to the target.

Shapechanger. The yuan-ti can use its action to 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. If it dies, it stays in its current form.

Spellcasting (Yuan-ti Form Only). The yuan-ti is a 6th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It regains its expended spell slots when it finishes a short or long rest. It knows the following warlock spells:

Cantrips (at will): eldritch blast (range 90 m., +3 bonus to each damage roll), friends, message, minor illusion, poison spray, prestidigitation

1st—3rd level (2 3rd-level slots): charm person, crown of madness, detect thoughts, expeditious retreat, fly, hypnotic pattern, illusory script

Sseth’s Blessing. When the yuan-ti reduces an enemy to 0 health, the yuan-ti gains 9 temporary health.

Variant: Chameleon Skin. The yuan-ti has advantage on Stealth checks made to hide.

Variant: Shed Skin (1/long rest). The yuan-ti can shed its skin as a bonus action to free itself from a grapple, shackles, or other restraints. If the yuan-ti spends 1 minute eating its shed skin, it regains health equal to half its maximum health.

Actions

Multiattack (Yuan-ti Form Only). The yuan-ti makes one bite attack and one scimitar or dagger attack.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 1.5 m. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) poison damage.

Scimitar (Yuan-ti Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 1.5 m. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) slashing damage.

Dagger (Yuan-ti Form Only). Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 1.5 m. or range 4.5/18 m. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage.

Desert, Forest, Underdarkvgtm