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Air Elemental, Large

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

Large Air Elemental
CR 5

XP 1,600
N Large
outsider (air, elemental, extraplanar)
+11; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +11


AC 21, touch 17, flat-footed 13 (+7 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 natural, –1 size)
68 (8d10+24)
+9, Ref +13, Will +2
Defensive Abilities
air mastery; DR 5/—; Immune elemental traits


Speed fly 100 ft. (perfect)
2 slams +14 (1d8+4)
10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks
whirlwind (DC 18, 10–40 ft.)


Str 18, Dex 25, Con 16, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 11
Base Atk
+8, CMB +13; CMD 31
Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Flyby Attack, Improved InitiativeB, Mobility, Weapon FinesseB
Acrobatics +15, Escape Artist +15, Fly +21, Knowledge (planes) +5, Perception +11, Stealth +11


Air Mastery (Ex)

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


Environment Plane of Air
solitary, pair, or gang (3–8)

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 large air elemental is 16 feet long and weighs 4 pounds.