Walrus, Emperor

Thick folds of skin protect this massive sea mammal like fleshy armor. Tusks as tall as humans jut from its whiskered face.

Emperor Walrus CR 8

XP 4,800
N Gargantuan animal
Init –1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +16


AC 20, touch 5, flat-footed 20 (–1 Dex, +15 natural, –4 size)
hp 126 (12d8+72)
Fort +14, Ref +7, Will +8


Speed 20 ft., swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +16 (4d6+15/19–20) or slam +15 (2d6+15 plus trip)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft.


Str 31, Dex 9, Con 22, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 6
Base Atk +9; CMB +23; CMD 32 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Diehard, Endurance, Improved Critical (bite), Iron Will, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Perception +16, Swim +22
SQ hold breath


Environment cold oceans
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (1–3 and 5–20 walruses)
Treasure none

Towering over common walruses, emperor walruses live in only the most secluded arctic areas. They might be throwbacks to an earlier age of giant animals or bred by druids to be superior arctic predators. They often live in the company of common walruses, but are far more aggressive, driving off or killing any potential threats to the herd. Emperor walruses have a similar diet to common walruses, but may also eat giant crabs, seals, large fish, and seabirds.

A full-grown male emperor walrus measures 20 feet in length and weighs around 16 tons, with tusks up to 6 feet long. It can live up to 80 years.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.

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