Dire electric eels have elongated, cylindrical bodies. Their coloration is dark gray-brown on the back and yellow or orange on the belly. Mature males have a darker color on the belly. They have no scales. The mouth is square, and positioned right at the end of the snout.
Dire Electric Eel CR 4XP 1,200
N Large animal ( aquatic)
Init +3; Senses blindsense 30 ft., low-light vision; Perception +6
DEFENSEAC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +4 natural, -1 size)
hp 32 (5d8+10)
Fort +5, Ref +9, Will +2
OFFENSESpeed swim 30 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d4+3)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks jolt
STATISTICSStr 15, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 5
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 19
Feats Lightning Reflexes, Toughness
Skills Perception +6, Swim +8; Racial Modifiers +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.
SPECIAL ABILITIESFortitude save halves this damage and negates stunning. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Environment warm aquatic
Organization solitary, pair, or group (3-5)
The dire electric eel lives in deep, warm fresh water rivers and lakes, where it prefers to lurk in areas of thick vegetation. They aren’t actually eels, but are a type of fish. Electric eels prey most only fish and shrimp, but will eat refuse as well. A dire electric eel grows to a length of 18 feet and weighs about 600 pounds. Dire electric eels release a powerful electric jolt if frightened or molested. They also use this jolt to capture their prey. They can bite, but their jaws are surprisingly weak and they have no teeth.