The Red Skull Snake has only one projectile in contrast to the three of the Red Skull Snake in Grassland 1. However, it has a higher range. These enemies can be very dangerous, seeing as most players will have made their melee characters cease to move as to avoid being poisoned by the mushrooms in the stage. However, they have half the LP of the Tan Skull Snake, so they are easier to deal with at long range. Baiting it towards the melees is a good strategy, but the range will cause them to take a few hits before defeating it, where an Ice or Freeze type weapon should be used before doing this to make it easier to bait to melees.