SRD:Psionic Couatl

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Psionic Couatl[edit]

Size/Type: Large Outsider (Native, Psionic)
Hit Dice: 9d8+18 (58 hp)
Initiative: +7
Speed: 20 ft. (4 squares), fly 60 ft. (good)
Armor Class: 21 (–1 size, +3 Dex, +9 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 18
Base Attack/Grapple: +9/+17
Attack: Bite +12 melee (1d3+6 plus poison)
Full Attack: Bite +12 melee (1d3+6 plus poison)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Constrict 2d8+6, improved grab, poison, psi-like abilities, spells
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., ethereal jaunt, telepathy 90 ft.
Saves: Fort +8, Ref +9, Will +10
Abilities: Str 18, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 17, Wis 19, Cha 17
Skills: Concentration +14, Diplomacy +17, Jump +0, Knowledge (any two) +15, Listen +16, Search +15, Sense Motive +16, Spellcraft +15 (+17 scrolls), Spot +16, Survival +4 (+6 following tracks), Tumble +15, Use Magic Device +15 (+17 scrolls)
Feats: Dodge, Empower Spell, Eschew MaterialsB, Hover, Improved Initiative
Environment: Warm forests
Organization: Solitary, pair, or flight (3–6)
Challenge Rating: 10
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Always lawful good
Advancement: 10–13 HD (Large); 14–27 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment: +7

A couatl is about 12 feet long, with a wingspan of about 15 feet. It weighs about 1,800 pounds.

Couatls speak Celestial, Common, and Draconic, and also have the power of telepathy (see below).


A couatl uses its detect thoughts ability on any creature that arouses its suspicions. Since it is highly intelligent, a couatl usually casts spells from a distance before closing. If more than one couatl is involved, they discuss their strategy before a battle.

Constrict (Ex): A couatl deals 2d8+6 points of damage with a successful grapple check.

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a couatl must hit a creature of up to two size categories larger with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can constrict.

Poison (Ex): Injury, Fortitude DC 16, initial damage 2d4 Str, secondary damage 4d4 Str.

The save DC is Constitution-based.

Psi-Like Abilities: At will—aura sight, cloud mind (DC 15), detect psionics, read thoughts (DC 15); 3/day—mental barrier (2 rounds*), metamorphosis, psionic plane shift, thought shield (power resistance 19*). Manifester level 9th. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

*Includes augmentation for the psionic couatl’s manifester level.

Spells: A couatl casts spells as a 9th-level sorcerer.

It can choose its spells known from the sorcerer list, the cleric list, and from the lists for the Air, Good, and Law domains. The cleric spells and domain spells are considered arcane spells for a couatl, meaning that the creature does not need a divine focus to cast them.

Typical Spells Known (6/7/7/7/4; save DC 13 + spell level): 0—cure minor wounds, daze, disrupt undead, light, obscuring mist, ray of frost, read magic, resistance; 1st—endure elements, mage armor, protection from chaos, true strike, wind wall; 2nd—cure moderate wounds, eagle’s splendor, scorching ray, silence; 3rd—gaseous form, magic circle against evil, summon monster iII; 4th— charm monster, freedom of movement.

Ethereal Jaunt (Su): This ability works like the ethereal jaunt spell (caster level 16th).

Telepathy (Su): A couatl can communicate telepathically with any creature within 90 feet that has an Intelligence score. The creature can respond to the couatl if it wishes—no common language is needed.

Change Shape (Su): A couatl can assume the form of any Small or Medium humanoid.

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Facts about "Psionic Couatl"
AlignmentAlways lawful good +
Challenge Rating10 +
EnvironmentWarm forests +
Level Adjustment+7 +
SizeLarge +
SubtypeNative + and Psionic +
TitlePsionic Couatl +
TypeOutsider +