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Ophidian Coil

Source Down the Blighted Path pg. 62
Aura faint transmutation CL 5th
Slot ring; Price 15,000 gp; Weight


This small wooden ring resembles a serpent with tiny gemstone eyes coiling around the wearer’s finger. If worn for 24 hours, it causes its wearer to manifest many serpentine traits. The wearer’s skin develops a faint, diamond-shaped pattern, and the pupils of her eyes elongate. The wearer grows a pair of fangs, gaining a bite attack as a primary natural attack that deals 1d4 points of piercing damage for a Medium wearer or 1d3 points of damage for a Small wearer.

Three times per day as a free action, the wearer of the ring may cause her fangs to drip with venom, making her bite attack poisonous for 1 round. The save DC of this poison is equal to 10 + 1/2 the wearer’s Hit Dice + the wearer’s Constitution modifier, but otherwise acts as black adder venom. If the wearer rolls a natural 1 on an attack with her poisonous bite, she is exposed to the poison.

Once per day as a standard action, the wearer may command her tongue to lengthen and become forked for 1 minute, gaining the scent special ability. While this ability is active, the wearer has a 20% chance of failure when casting any spell with a verbal component, as the tongue makes it difficult to speak.

The ring makes its wearer more sensitive to cold. She takes a –2 penalty to saves against spells with the cold descriptor and the effects of cold weather. Additionally, if the wearer is successfully affected by a spell with the cold descriptor, she is slowed for 1 round.


Requirements Forge Ring, beast shape I, poison; Cost 7,500 gp