Size/Type: Small Animal
Hit Dice: 1d8 (4 hp)
Speed: 20 ft. (4 squares), climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Armor Class: 17 (+1 size, +3 Dex, +3 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple: +0/-6
Attack: Bite +4 melee (1d2-2 plus poison)
Full Attack: Bite +4 melee (1d2-2 plus poison)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Poison
Special Qualities: Scent
Saves: Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +1
Abilities: Str 6, Dex 17, Con 11, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 2
Skills: Balance +11, Climb +11, Hide +11, Listen +7, Spot +7, Swim +6
Feats: Improved Initiative, Weapon FinesseB
Environment: Temperate Marshes
Challenge Rating: 1/2
Level Adjustment: —
These creatures range widely in size. They are not particularly aggressive, but will often lash out with a bite attack before attempting to retreat.
Viper snakes rely on their venomous bite to kill prey and defend themselves.
Poison (Ex): A viper snake has a poisonous bite that deals initial and secondary damage of 1d6 Con. The save DC varies by the snake’s size, with the Small Viper's Save DC being 10. The save DCs are Constitution-based.
Source: Monster Manual 1