(Spell Compendium, p. 193)

Level: Druid 3, Ranger 4,
Components: V, S,
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 round/level (D)

You cast the spell, and one of your arms turns into a venomous bright-green snake with a fanged, biting mouth that drips poison.

This spell transforms one of your arms into a poisonous serpent. As an attack action, you can strike an opponent with your snake arm by making a successful melee attack. The bite from the venomous serpent deals damage equal to 1d3 points + your Str modifier, and it carries a toxic venom that deals 2 points of Constitution damage as initial and secondary damage. Each instance of ability damage can be negated by a Fortitude save (DC equal to this spell's DC).

You can't hold a weapon with your transformed hand, but your other hand can be used to wield weapons or cast spells with somatic components. Attacking with the transformed hand and a weapon incurs the standard two-weapon fighting penalties (PH 160). You can be under the effect of only one snakebite spell at any given time.

Also appears in

  1. Magic of Faerun