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Air Elemental, Greater

This cloud-like creature has dark hollows reminiscent of eyes and a mouth, and a howling wind whips it into ominous shapes.

Greater Air Elemental
CR 9

XP 6,400
N Huge
outsider (air, elemental, extraplanar)
Init
+14; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +16

 DEFENSE

AC 25, touch 19, flat-footed 14 (+10 Dex, +1 dodge, +6 natural, –2 size)
hp
123 (13d10+52)
Fort
+12, Ref +18, Will +6
Defensive Abilities
air mastery; DR 10/—; Immune elemental traits

 OFFENSE

Speed fly 100 ft. (perfect)
Melee
2 slams +21 (2d8+7)
Space
15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks
whirlwind (DC 23, 10-60 ft.)

 STATISTICS

Str 24, Dex 31, Con 18, Int 8, Wis 11, Cha 11
Base Atk
+13; CMB +22; CMD 43
Feats
Blind-Fight, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Flyby Attack, Improved InitiativeB, Iron Will, Mobility, Power Attack, Weapon FinesseB
Skills
Acrobatics +25, Escape Artist +23, Fly +27, Knowledge (planes) +12, Perception +16, Stealth +15
Languages
Auran

 SPECIAL ABILITIES

Air Mastery (Ex)

Airborne creatures take a –1 penalty on attack and damage rolls against an air elemental.



 ECOLOGY

Environment Plane of Air
Organization
solitary, pair, or gang (3–8)
Treasure
none

Air elementals are fast, flying creatures made of living air. Primitive and territorial, they resent being summoned or doing the bidding of mortals, and much prefer to spend their time on the Plane of Air, swooping and racing through the endless skies.

Although all air elementals of a similar size have identical statistics, the exact appearance of an air elemental can vary wildly between individuals. One might be an animated vortex of wind and smoke, while another might be a smoky bird-like creature with glowing eyes and wind for wings.

An air elemental prefers to attack flying or otherwise airbone targets, not only because its mastery over flight gives it a slight advantage, but also because it detests the thought of having to touch the ground. An air elemental can move underwater, and although it is an elemental and thus runs no risk of drowning, it has no ranks in Swim and loses much of its speed and mobility when underwater.

A greater air elemental is 36 feet long and weighs 10 pounds.