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Cetacean, Orca (Killer Whale)

This sleek black whale has a distinctive white patch near each eye and a mouth filled with sharp teeth.

Orca CR 5

XP 1,600
N Huge animal
Init +6; Senses blindsight 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +19


AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +6 natural, –2 size)
hp 67 (9d8+27)
Fort +9, Ref +8, Will +5


Speed swim 80 ft.
Melee bite +13 (2d6+12)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.


Str 27, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 6
Base Atk +6; CMB +16; CMD 28
Feats Endurance, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception, Swim), Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Perception +19, Swim +28; Racial Modifiers +8 Perception
SQ hold breath


Hold Breath (Ex)

An orca can hold its breath for a number of minutes equal to 6 times its Constitution score before it risks drowning.

Image courtesy Wikipedia (edited)
Orca Companions
Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed swim 80 ft.; AC +1 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6); Ability Scores Str 11, Dex 19, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 6; Special Qualities low-light vision, hold breath .

7th-Level Advancement: Size Large; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d8); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities blindsight 120 ft.


Environment cold oceans
Organization solitary, pair, or pod (3–20)
Treasure none

The orca, or “killer whale,” is actually the largest species of dolphin. Adult orcas are typically 15–25 feet long and weigh 8,000–12,000 pounds