Yuan-Ti (Pureblood)

Yuan-Ti (Pureblood)

( Serpent Kingdoms, p. 190)


Size: Medium
Base speed: Land 30
Strength: +0
Intelligence: +2
Dexterity: +2
Wisdom: +0
Constitution: +0
Charisma: +2
Level adjustment: +2
Space: 5 feet
Reach: 5 feet
Natural armor: +1
Automatic languages: Common , Yuan-Ti
Bonus Languages: Abyssal , Draconic
Racial Hit Dice: 4d8 (Monstrous humanoid)
Racial Base Attack: +4
Racial Base Saves: Fort +1, Reflex +4, Will +4


Sarrukh-controlled breeding and the centuries of free-willed mating that followed have established three basic natural forms for the yuan-ti: the pureblood, the halfblood, and the abominations. Details of these three kinds of yuan-ti, which make up the bulk of the race, can be found in the yuan-ti entry on page 262 in the Monster Manual. They have created two subraces of servitors as well (tainted ones and broodguards).

Yuan-ti that can pass for humans with suitable clothing, cosmetics, and magic are known as purebloods. These creatures are usually charged with infiltrating humanoid societies and managing covert operations that require direct contact with humanoids. Pureblood travel throughout Faerûn, infiltrating human societies everywhere. Most can easily disguise their snakelike features to pass for humans. Typically, purebloods serve as spies and agents, carrying out the plots of higher-ranking yuan-ti. Some, however, are ambitious enough to make their own plans, and a few even leave their fellow yuan-ti and embrace human society completely. Such purebloods can make enjoyable player characters.


Racial Traits

Yuan-Ti Purebloods have the following racial traits (basically following the entry in the Monster Manual on page 262):

Also appears in

  1. Races of Faerûn
  2. Monster Manual v.3.5

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