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Snakebiter Arrow

Source Monster Codex pg. 201
Aura strong divination CL 12th
Slot none; Price 306 gp ; Weight


This animated wood and metal snake squirms and hisses when handled, attempting to bite its holder just as a real snake might. To use the snakebiter arrow as a projectile, the bearer must first succeed at a DC 10 Handle Animal or wild empathy check to get the snake to shape itself into a +1 seeking arrow or a +1 seeking bolt (this is considered a trick known by the snake) for 1 minute. Failure means the snake attacks the bearer for 1 round, using the statistics of a Tiny viper familiar (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 133). A target struck by the projectile must succeed at a saving throw or be affected by a powerful variant black adder venom (Fortitude DC 20). Normally, these items are carried in a pouch rather than a quiver to prevent them from getting loose.


Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, animate objects, poison, true strike; Price 156 gp