Giant spiny viper

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Reptiles
Threat level 2
Giant spiny viper
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Basic statistics
Disposition Hostile
Armor Class C2
Pain Sensitivity 100%
Max Blood 20
Agility +1
Limb groups
HEAD Head - 10 HP
BODY Body - 70 HP
LIMB N/A
EXTREMITY N/A
WEAK POINTS 2 eyes (Head)
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type Has bones.png
Can use Weapons/LBE? No box.png
Can use Clothing and armor? No box.png

The giant spiny viper is a creature belonging to the Reptiles category.


Attacks and techniques

This creature has two attacks: Poison bite, and Headbutt.

Poison bite

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Melee 2 5 +0 19% 17% 15% 12% 10% 5% 1%
  • On a successful hit, inflicts Venom +2.

Headbutt

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Piercing Melee 2 9 +0 44% 40% 35% 29% 22% 11% 2%
  • On a successful hit causing an injury, this attack will inflict 1d3 wounds instead of just 1.


Overview

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The giant spiny viper is a gigantic version of the spiny bush viper (atheris hispida), averaging at 12 feet of length and 200 pounds of weight when fully grown.

These giant snakes possess a particularly intimidating appearance, with bright yellow and black scales armed with short but sharp spikes, forcing any creature attempting to hit or bite them to stab themselves on these natural defenses. As with any venomous snake, they also possess large fangs and the ability to deliver venom during a bite. Uncannily, they are also capable of striking targets with head-butts, using their spiny armor as makeshift horns with which they can deliver multiple puncture wounds at once, thus causing potentially severe bleeding.

Despite their scary appearance, these scales are not actually hard enough to be considered bullet-resistant. As such, they can actually be defeated with more ease than other, truly armored reptiles, such as the crocodile or the giant thorny lizard. To destroy these creatures, simply use any sufficiently sensible weapon you have at your disposal, and make sure to keep them out of biting or headbutting range.