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MahanagaSister species of the nagrani, other than the whiter color of their scales, the two are virtually indistinguishable. She is also no less cold-blooded nor any less sinister than her kinswoman, only stronger.

Mahanaga (CR 12)

XP 19,200
CE Large Aberration (Reptilian)
Init +6; Senses Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +27


AC 29, touch 18; flat-footed 20 (+8 dex, +1 dodge, +11 natural, -1 size)
hp 154 (17d8+85)
mp 59
Fort +10, Ref +14, Will +14
Defensive Abilities Guarded Thoughts; DR 10/-; Immune Poison


Speed 30 ft.
Melee Bite +17 (2d8+6 plus poison) or Sting +17 (2d6+6 plus poison)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks Tongue
Spells Known (SC CL 17th, Concentration +22)

At will – Daze (DC 15), Elemental Orb, Read Magic
1st – Blind (DC 16), Dark (DC 17), Mage Armor, Sleep (DC 16), Stone (DC 16)
2nd – Dark II (DC 18), Silence (DC 17), Stone II (DC 17)
3rd – Blindga (DC 18), Dark III (DC 19), Darkra (DC 18), Sleepga (DC 18), Stonera (DC 18), Stone III (DC 18)
4th – Dazera (DC 19), Disable (DC 19), Frog (DC 19), Silencega (DC 19), Vanish
5th – Crush (DC 20), Drain (DC 21), Stonega (DC 20)
6th – Greater Vanish, Shadowfire Ray, Syphon (DC 22)


Str 22, Dex 26, Con 20, Int 20, Wis 18, Cha 10
Base Atk +12; CMB +19; CMD 37 (cannot be tripped)
Feats Alertness, Combat Casting, Combat Expertise, Dodge, Elemental Focus (Shadow), Greater Spell Penetration, Lightning Reflexes, Spell Penetration, Stealthy
Skills Bluff +25, Knowledge (Local) +23, Perception +27, Sense Motive +26, Spellcraft +23, Stealth +31
Language Common, Infernal, Undercommon +2 others
SQ Oversized Maw


Guarded Thoughts (Ex)

Mahanaga are immune to any form of mind reading, such as that granted by detect thoughts. This ability also grants a +2 racial bonus on all saves against charm effects.

Oversized Maw (Ex)

The collection of membranous skin surrounding the jaw of this creature has led many to underestimate the powerful bite that the mahanaga can deliver. If forced into a melee combat battle or cornered, the mahanaga will make use of its bite attack. A mahanaga’s maw is immensely large, and this ability increases the damage dice of its bite attack as if it was two size categories larger.

Poison (Ex)

Sting – injury; save Fort DC 23; frequency 1 round; effect frog for 4 rounds; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Tongue (Su)

A mahanaga licks a nearby unsuspecting foe, making a melee touch attack (+18). If it hits, the target must make a Will save (DC 18) or be inflicted with the Sleep status effect for 1d8+4 rounds. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 3rd level spell (Knowledge: Dungeoneering DC 21).