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Elemental, Water

This translucent creature’s shape shifts between a spinning column of water and a crashing wave.


Drench (Ex)

The elemental’s touch puts out non-magical flames of Large size or smaller. The creature can dispel magical fire it touches as dispel magic (caster level equals elemental’s HD).

Vortex (Su)

A water elemental can create a whirlpool as a standard action, at will. This ability functions identically to the whirlwind special attack, but can only form underwater and cannot leave the water.

Water Mastery (Ex)

A water elemental gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls if both it and its opponent are touching water. If the opponent or the elemental is touching the ground, the elemental takes a –4 penalty on attack and damage rolls. These modifiers apply to bull rush and overrun maneuvers, whether the elemental is initiating or resisting these kinds of attacks.

Elemental Size Category Height Weight Vortex Save DC Vortex Height
Small Small 4 ft. 34 lb. 13 10–20 ft.
Medium Medium 8 ft. 280 lbs. 15 10–30 ft.
Large Large 16 ft. 2,250 lbs. 19 10–40 ft.
Huge Huge 32 ft. 18,000 lbs. 22 10–50 ft.
Greater Huge 32 ft. 18,000 lbs. 25 10–60 ft.
Elder Huge 32 ft. 18,000 lbs. 28 10–60 ft.

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

Water elementals are patient, relentless creatures made of living fresh or salt water. They prefer to hide or drag their opponents into the water to gain an advantage.

As with other elementals, all water elementals have their own unique shapes and appearances. Most appear as wave-like creatures with vaguely humanoid faces and smaller wave “arms” to either side. Another common form is that of any aquatic creature, such as a shark or octopus, but made entirely out of water.