This immense primeval whale has a sleek body that looks more serpentine than mammal, and jaws filled with sharp teeth.
Basilosaurus CR 12
Speed swim 40 ft.
Melee bite +23 (4d6+15/19-20 plus grab), tail slap +18 (2d8+7)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft.
Special Attacks swallow whole (4d6+15 bludgeoning damage, AC 20, 16 hp)
Str 41, Dex 12, Con 21, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 6
Base Atk +12; CMB +31; CMD 42
Feats Diehard, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception), Vital Strike
Skills Perception +25, Swim +31; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
SQ hold breath
Environment any oceans
Organization solitary, pair, or pod (3-10)
A basilosaurus relies as much on vision as echolocation to find prey, but sometimes mistakes smaller ships for food. Basilosauruses have few natural predators; only supernatural monsters like krakens, thalassic behemoths, and the largest of sea serpents can truly threaten a fully grown one.
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