Two-headed serpent

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Reptiles
Threat level 4
Two-headed serpent
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Basic statistics
Disposition Hostile
Armor Class C2
Pain Sensitivity 25%
Max Blood 60
Agility +0
Limb groups
HEAD 2 heads - 30 HP
BODY Body - 210 HP
LIMB N/A
EXTREMITY N/A
WEAK POINTS 4 eyes (2 per head)
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type Has bones.png
Can use Weapons/LBE? No box.png
Can use Clothing and armor? No box.png

The two-headed serpent (or twin-headed serpent) is a creature belonging to the Reptiles category.


Attacks and techniques

This creature has one attack: Poison bite.

Poison bite

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Melee 4 5 +1 22% 20% 18% 14% 11% 6% 1%


Other information

Creature traits:

  • Multiple heads: The effects of limb damage to the HEAD limb group are calculated based on the head with the highest HP. In practice, this means that this creature will not die if one of its heads has been disabled or severed, as long as it still possesses at least one remaining healthy head.


Overview

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The two-headed serpent (or twin-headed serpent) is a nightmarish version of a giant mamba, but with two heads splitting at the neck from a singular body.

Like the giant mamba, these creatures can reach approximately 20 feet of length on average, and up to 500 pounds of weight. Each head is fully functional, capable of moving independently, and presumably capable of thinking, as they both possess a functional brain. Because they share the rest of the body, both heads must "pilot" their body and work in unison to survive and keep themselves fed. Their diet and habits seem no different from that of other giant snakes, and have no appreciable differences in behavior other than being two-headed.

Both heads possess fully functional pairs of fangs and venom sacs as well, allowing the creature to deliver multiple venomous bites extremely quickly. The two-headed serpent's venom appears to be less potent than that of the giant mamba, but it is more than compensated for their ability to land more hits per second, and by the larger, sharper fangs. If given the opportunity, they are capable of landing up to 4 bites in five seconds, and it takes approximately ten successful bites to inject a dose of venom that would be lethal to an average human.

If you are expecting to face these horrible creatures, make sure you carry several bandages and antivenom syringes to treat the bites. Fortunately, despite the lethality of their attacks and the creature's very high tolerance to pain, the two-headed serpent does not possess armored scales and can be defeated using expanding ammunition. Use the best hollow-point ammunition available, if possible and applicable for your weapons, or any sensibly powerful weapon you have at your disposal. And remember that if you intend to go for headshots, every head you kill is one less that can bite you, but don't forget you must destroy both heads to kill it, otherwise it will survive and continue fighting back!