Whale, Great White

This immense whale has an enormous, box-shaped head over a massive, toothy maw. Its rough white hide is laced with scars.

Great White Whale CR 14

XP 38,400
N Colossal animal
Init –2; Senses blindsight 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +13


AC 28, touch 0, flat-footed 28 (–2 Dex, +28 natural, –8 size)
hp 225 (18d8+144)
Fort +21, Ref +9, Will +8


Speed swim 40 ft.
Melee bite +25 (6d6+20/19–20), tail slap +20 (3d6+10)
Space 30 ft.; Reach 30 ft.
Special Attacks capsize, smashing breach


Str 50, Dex 6, Con 27, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 5
Base Atk +13; CMB +41; CMD 49 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Critical Focus, Diehard, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite), Iron Will, Power Attack, Staggering Critical
Skills Perception +13, Swim +39; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
SQ hold breath


Smash Breech (Ex)

As a full-round action, a great white whale can make a special charge attack against creatures on the surface of the water. At the end of its charge, the whale breaches, then slams down onto the target with incredible force. Any Huge or smaller creatures in the whale’s space must make a DC 27 Reflex save or take 4d8+30 points of bludgeoning damage and be forced into the nearest square that is adjacent to the whale. This breach automatically attempts to capsize any boats caught wholly or partially in this area. The save DC is Constitution-based.


Environment any oceans
Organization solitary, pair, or pod (3–16)
Treasure none

Legendary in size and temper, great white whales are far more aggressive than their smaller kin.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
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