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Flail Snail (3pp)

Four long tentacles ending in bony, club-like appendages sprout from the head of this giant massive snail.

Snail, Flail CR 4

XP 1,200
N Large magical beast
Init -1; Senses darkvision 60 ft, low-light vision; Perception +7


AC 18, touch 8, flat-footed 18 (-1 Dex, +10 natural, -1 size)
hp 38 (4d10+16)
Fort +8, Ref +3, Will +1
Defensive Abilities warp spell; Immune fire, poison
Weaknesses light blindness


Speed 10 ft.
Melee 4 slams +7 (1d6+3)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.


Str 17, Dex 8, Con 18, Int 5, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +4; CMB +8; CMD 17 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Alertness, Weapon Focus (slam)
Skills Perception +7, Sense Motive +2, Stealth +0
Languages none
SQ warp spell


Warp Spell (Su)

When a spell directly targets a snail flail, there is a chance the protective minerals in its shell cause the spell to malfunction in some way.

Roll 1d10 to determine what occurs when a spell is cast at the flail snail. Area spells such as fireball are not affected by warp spell.

1d10 Effect
1-2 The spell’s energy backfires and disorients the caster for 1d4 rounds. The caster must make a DC 13 Concentration check to cast a spell while disoriented.
3-4 The spell rebounds and strikes the creature nearest the flail snail.
5-7 Spell functions normally.
8-9 The spell fails.
10 The spell strikes the caster instead.


Characters with ranks in Knowledge (Arcana) can learn more about a(n) Flail Snail. When a character makes a successful skill check, the following lore is revealed, including the information from lower DCs.

Knowledge (Arcana)

DC Result
16 Flail snails are omnivorous but not aggressive enough to pursue creatures beyond their territory. The shell of a flail snail is worth more than 1,000 gp on the open market.
21 The shell of a flail snail is worth more than 1,000 gp on the open market.
26 A flail snail’s shell and moist body protect it from fire. They are also immune to poison.
31 The shell of a flail snail can absorb and even reflect spells cast at it.

Advanced Flail Snails For each Hit Die a flail snails gains above four, it grows a new tentacle up to a maximum of 12 tentacles at 12 Hit Dice. A flail snail with 10 or more Hit Dice also grows to Huge size.