This chain is woven through a medusa's snakes, allowing her to make melee attacks with a reach weapon in addition to using her gaze attack or shortbow. A snake chain is a reach weapon. A medusa can strike opponents 10 feet away with the chain. In addition, unlike most other weapons with reach, she can use it against an adjacent foe.
Because the chain can wrap around an enemy's leg or other limb, the medusa can make trip attacks with it. If the medusa is tripped during her trip attempt, she cannot drop the chain to avoid being tripped.
When using a snake chain, a medusa gets a +2 bonus on her opposed attack roll when attempting to disarm an opponent (including the roll to avoid being disarmed if she fails to disarm her opponent).
A snake chain does not transmit the poison of the medusa's snakes. She may choose to attack with the snakes instead of with the snake chain; if so, normal rules and reach for the snakes apply.
|Exotic Weapon - Melee|
|See weapon entry for special rules.|
Preferred weapon of: No known deity.