arctic tatzlwyrm

The bank of snow suddenly explodes as a large reptile leaps out, as white as a blizzard and at least six feet in length. It has a dragon’s head filled with sharp teeth, and two arms ending in grasping claws. A cloud of greenish vapor wafts from its gaping maw.


CR 2
XP 600

N medium dragon
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +8

AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +3 natural)
hp 22 (3d12 +3)
Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +5
Immune paralysis, sleep

Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee bite +5 (1d8 +3 plus grab)
Special Attacks poison gasp, pounce, rake (2 claws +5, 1d4 +2)

Str 14, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 5, Wis 14, Cha 11
Base Atk +3; CMB +5 ( +9 grapple); CMD 17 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Nimble Moves, Stealthy
Skills Climb +14, Escape Artist +5, Intimidate +4, Perception +8, Stealth +10 ( +16 in arctic conditions)
Racial Modifiers +6 Stealth in arctic conditions
Languages Draconic

Special Abilities
Poison Gasp (Ex)
A tatzlwyrm’s breath contains a poisonous vapor. While grappling, instead of making a bite or rake attack, a tatzlwyrm can breathe poison into its victim’s face. A tatzlwyrm must begin its turn grappling to use this ability—it can’t begin a grapple and use its poison gasp in the same turn.

Tatzlwyrm poison: Breath—inhaled; save Fort DC 12; frequency 1/round for 2 rounds; effect 1d2 Str damage; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Pounce (Ex)
When a creature with this special attack makes a charge, it can make a full attack (including rake attacks if the creature also has the rake ability).

Rake (Ex)
A creature with this special attack gains extra natural attacks under certain conditions, typically when it grapples its foe. In addition to the options available to all grapplers, a monster with the rake ability gains two free claw attacks that it can use only against a grappled foe. The bonus and damage caused by these attacks is included in the creature’s description.

A monster with the rake ability must begin its turn already grappling to use its rake—it can’t begin a grapple and rake in the same turn.


arctic tatzlwyrm

Reign of Winter Mortis