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Basilisk, Coldsnap

Coldsnap Basilisk CR 6

Six stocky legs sprout from this scaled purple creature as it cautiously stalks forward, its cold blue eyes alert for danger and a vapor of chilled air coming from out of its mouth.

XP 2,400
N Medium magical beast
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +12

DEFENSE

AC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 19 (–1 Dex, +10 natural)
hp 85 (9d10+32)
Fort +12, Ref +5, Will +6 Resist cold 15

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft.
Melee bite +12 (2d8+4)
Special Attacks freezing gaze

TACTICS

Before Combat Coldsnap basilisks are fearless and walk directly up to prey.

During Combat A coldsnap basilisk uses its freezing gaze to paralyze opponents, attacking enemies that aren’t turned into ice.

Morale Coldsnap basilisks retreat when reduced to 15 hp or less.

STATISTICS

Str 16, Dex 8, Con 18, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 11
Base Atk +9; CMB +12; CMD 21 (33 vs. trip)
Feats Blind-Fight, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative Iron Will, Skill Focus (Perception)
SQ big jaws
Skills Perception +12, Stealth +12; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Freezing Gaze (Ex)

Creatures within 30 ft. that meet a coldsnap basilisk’s gaze make a DC 18 Fortitude save or turn into ice for one hour; at the end of this hour, a creature turned to ice makes a DC 18 Fortitude save or becomes permanently frozen. Creatures immune to cold damage are immune to a coldsnap basilisk’s freezing gaze. The only way to restore a permanently frozen creature is with a miracle or wish, though after the coldsnap basilisk responsible has died, and creatures it has permanently frozen thaw out after one week.

The save DC is Constitution-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment any cold
Organization solitary
Treasure double

Coldsnap basilisks are the offshoot of their petrifying cousins, stalking the coldest climates in constant search for warm prey to eat. It’s widely believed that these chilling beasts are descendants of basilisks taken to or from a dimension consumed by cold, though the oldest records of their existence date back thousands of years and some believe they may have been bred by jotunn. Frost drakes and white dragons frequently lair near these magical beasts, treating them not unlike guard dogs.

A coldsnap basilisk is about 5 feet long and weighs between 200 and 250 pounds.

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