This massive creature combines the trunk, tusks, and size of an elephant with the powerful jaws, scaly hide, and tail of a crocodile.

Makara Vahana CR 9

XP 6,400
N Huge magical beast (aquatic, augmented animal)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +22


AC 22, touch 10, flat-footed 20 (+2 Dex, +12 natural, –2 size)
hp 115 (11d8+66)
Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +7; +4 on Will saves vs. enchantment
DR 10/magic; Resist acid 10, cold 10, electricity 10, fire 10; SR 20


Speed 70 ft., swim 70 ft.
Melee gore +18 (2d8+12), slam +18 (2d6+12), bite +18 (2d6+12)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks trample (2d8+18, DC 27)


Str 34, Dex 14, Con 23, Int 12, Wis 15, Cha 9
Base Atk +8; CMB +22 (+24 bull rush); CMD 34 (36 vs. bull rush)
Feats Endurance, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Iron Will, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +22
Languages Common and either Abyssal, Celestial, or Infernal; telepathy (with rider only)
SQ amphibious, blended beast, rider bond (water breathing)


Environment any
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

Vahanas are steeds of legend, created by the gods. Deities gift vahanas to faithful servants to help them accomplish great deeds or as rewards for the same.

Makaras, elephants with crocodile features, are one of the common types of vahana.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5 © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, John Bennett, Logan Bonner, Creighton Broadhurst, Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Thurston Hillman, Eric Hindley, Joe Homes, James Jacobs, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Ben McFarland, Jason Nelson, Thom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alistair Rigg, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, Wes Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Mike Shel, James L. Sutter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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