This creature looks like a thick-bodied reptile with eight legs. Its eyes glow with an eerie, pale green incandescence.
Greater Basilisk CR 7
Greater basilisks rear up on their hind legs and slash opponents with their poisonous claws while also using their deadly gaze attack. The breath of a greater basilisk is so foul that all creatures within 5 feet can be affected by it just by entering or remaining in the area.
Str 24, Dex 6, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 11
Base Atk +10; CMB +18 (+22 sunder); CMD 26 (30 vs sunder, 38 vs trip)
Feats Great Fortitude, Greater Sunder, Improved Sunder, Power Attack, Toughness
Skills Perception +14, Stealth -2 (+4*); Racial Modifiers The greater basilisk’s dull coloration and its ability to remain motionless for long periods of time grant it a +4 racial bonus on Stealth checks in natural settings.
A greater basilisk’s breath is extremely foul. Any creature in a space directly in front of a greater basilisk must succeed on a DC 19 Fortitude save or take 2d4 points of Constitution damage each round they remain in the area. A creature that successfully saves cannot be affected by the breath of the same greater basilisk for one day. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Turn to stone permanently, range 30 feet, Fortitude DC 19 negates. A creature petrified in this manner that is then coated (not just splashed) with fresh greater basilisk blood (taken from a basilisk no more than 1 hour deceased) is instantly restored to flesh.
A single greater basilisk contains enough blood to coat 1d3+3 Medium creatures in this manner. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Greater Basilisk Poison
Organization solitary or pair
A larger and meaner cousin of the normal basilisk, the greater basilisk is a 12-foot long reptilian monster with dull brown skin and a yellow underbelly. Greater basilisks have curved horns and an extra set of clawed legs. Some sages believe the greater basilisk hails from the Plane of Earth, though planar travelers have not confirmed this postulate.
Greater basilisks rear up on their hind legs and slash opponents with their poisonous claws while also using their deadly gaze attack. The breath of a greater basilisk is so foul that all creatures within 5 feet can be affected by it just by entering or remaining in the area. If having difficulty killing an opponent, a greater basilisk will use its claws and bite to sunder the weapons, armor and shields of difficult prey.
Forgotten Foes © 2010 Tricky Owlbear Publishing, Inc.; Authors Mark Gedak and Stefen Styrsky.