Medium aberrant beast (reptile)
Level 13 Elite Skirmisher XP 1600
Initiative +11 Senses Perception +10
HP 270; Bloodied 135
AC 29; Fortitude 29, Reflex 26, Will 27
Saving Throws +2
Speed 8, burrow 4, climb 8
Action Points 1
Reach 3; +18 vs AC; 4d4+5 damage.
+16 vs AC; 2d8+6 damage. The swarmtongue hydra makes three tongue lash attacks.
Close blast 4; +16 vs Reflex; the target takes ongoing 10 damage and is dazed (save ends both).
Close blast 4; +16 vs Fortitude; the target falls unconscious (save ends).
If a target hit by its consuming grubs has resistance to damage, the swarmtongue hydra gains resist 10 against that type of damage and can transform the damage it deals from any attack into damage of that type. (if the target has multiple resistances, choose one.)
Damage from the swarmtongue hydras tongue lash and consuming grubs attacks does not wake creatures that are sleeping or have been rendered unconscious by a sleep effect.
Each time the swarmtongue hydra becomes dazed or stunned, it instead loses one attack with its fierce lashing power on its next turn. Multiple such effects stack.
Alignment Unaligned Languages -
Skills Stealth +14
Str 20 (+11) Dex 17 (+9) Wis 19 (+10)
Con 23 (+12) Int 2 (+2) Cha 7 (+4)
Published in Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons.