by a Cleric
, or Warlock
You can use an action to speak this staff's Command Word
and throw the staff on the ground within 10 feet of you. The staff becomes a Giant Constrictor Snake
(see the Monster Manual
for statistics) under your control and acts on its own Initiative
count. By using a Bonus Action
to speak the Command Word
again, you return the staff to its normal form in a space formerly occupied by the snake.
On Your Turn
, you can mentally Command
the snake if it is within 60 feet of you and you aren't Incapacitated
. You decide what action the snake takes and where it moves during its next turn, or you can issue it a general Command
, such as to Attack
your enemies or guard a location.
If the snake is reduced to 0 Hit Points
, it dies and reverts to its staff form. The staff then shatters and is destroyed. If the snake reverts to staff form before losing all its Hit Points
, it regains all of them.