3e SRD:Elemental

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Climate/Terrain: Any land and underground
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: Small 1; Medium 3; Large 5; Huge 7; Greater 9; Elder 11
Treasure: None
Alignment: Usually neutral
Advancement: Small 3 HD (Small); Medium 5-7 HD (Medium- size); Large 9-15 HD (Large); Huge 17-20 HD (Huge); Greater 22-23 HD (Huge); Elder 25+ HD (Huge)

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Elemental: Immune to poison, sleep, paralysis, and stunning. Not subject to critical hits.

Air Elemental[edit]

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Air Mastery (Ex): Airborne creatures suffer a -1 penalty to attack and damage rolls against an air elemental.

Whirlwind (Su): The elemental can transform itself into a whirlwind once every 10 minutes and remain in that form for up to 1 round for every 2 HD it has. In this form, the elemental can move through the air or along a surface at its fly speed.

The whirlwind is 5 feet wide at the base, up to 30 feet wide at the top, and up to 50 feet tall, depending on the elemental’s size. The elemental controls the exact height, but it must be at least 10 feet.

Creatures one or more sizes smaller than the elemental might take damage when caught in the whirlwind (see the following table for details) and may be lifted into the air. An affected creature must succeed at a Reflex save when it comes into contact with the whirlwind or take the listed damage. It must also succeed at a second Reflex save or be picked up bodily and held suspended in the powerful winds, automatically taking the listed damage each round. A creature that can fly is allowed a Reflex save each round to escape the whirlwind. The creature still takes damage but can leave if the save is successful. The DC for saves against the whirlwind’s effects varies with the elemental’s size.

The elemental can eject any carried creatures whenever it wishes, depositing them wherever the whirlwind happens to be. A summoned elemental always ejects trapped creatures before returning to its home plane.

If the whirlwind’s base touches the ground, it creates a swirling cloud of debris. This cloud is centered on the elemental and has a diameter equal to half the whirlwind’s height. The cloud obscures all vision, including darkvision, beyond 5 feet. Creatures 5 feet away have one-half concealment, while those farther away have total concealment. Those caught in the cloud must succeed at a Concentration check to cast a spell (DC equal to the Reflex save DC).

Air Elemental Sizes
—––—— Whirlwind ——––—
Elemental Height Weight Save DC Damage Height
Small 4 ft. 1 lb. 11 1d4 10–20 ft.
Medium 8 ft. 2 lb. 13 1d6 10–30 ft.
Large 16 ft. 4 lb. 16 2d6 10–40 ft.
Huge 32 ft. 8 lb. 22 2d8 10–50 ft.
Greater 36 ft. 10 lb. 25 2d8 10–60 ft.
Elder 40 ft. 12 lb. 27 2d8 10–60 ft.

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Earth Elemental[edit]

Earth elementals speak Terran but rarely choose to do so.

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Earth Elemental Sizes
Elemental Height Weight Elemental Height Weight
Small 4 ft. 80 lb. Huge 32 ft. 48,000 lb.
Medium 8 ft. 750 lb. Greater 36 ft. 54,000 lb.
Large 16 ft. 6,000 lb. Elder 40 ft. 60,000 lb.

Earth Mastery (Ex): An earth elemental gains a +1 attack and damage bonus if both it and its foe touch the ground. If an opponent is airborne or waterborne, the elemental suffers a -4 penalty to attack and damage. (These modifiers are not included in the statistics block.)

Push (Ex): An earth elemental can start a bull rush maneuver without provoking an attack of opportunity. The combat modifiers given in Earth Mastery, above, also apply to the elemental’s opposed Strength checks.

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Fire Elemental[edit]

Fire elementals speak Ignan, though they rarely choose to do so. When one does, its voice sounds like the crackle and hiss of a great fire.

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Fire Elemental Sizes
Elemental Height Weight Burn Save DC
Small 4 ft. 1 lb. 11
Medium 8 ft. 2 lb. 14
Large 16 ft. 4 lb. 17
Huge 32 ft. 8 lb. 22
Greater 36 ft. 10 lb. 24
Elder 40 ft. 12 lb. 26

Burn (Ex): Those hit by a fire elemental‘s slam attack must succeed at a Reflex save or catch fire. The flame burns for 1d4 rounds. The save DC varies with the elemental’s size. A burning creature can take a move-equivalent action to put out the flame.

Creatures hitting a fire elemental with natural weapons or unarmed attacks take fire damage as though hit by the elemental’s attack, and also catch fire unless they succeed at a Reflex save.

Fire Subtype (Ex): Fire immunity, double damage from cold except on a successful save.

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Water Elemental[edit]

Water elementals speak Aquan but rarely choose to do so.

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Water Mastery (Ex): A water elemental gains a +1 attack and damage bonus if both it and its opponent touch water. If the opponent or elemental is landbound, the elemental suffers a -4 penalty to attack and damage. (These modifiers are not included in the statistics block.) A water elemental can be a serious threat to a ship that crosses its path. The elemental can easily overturn small craft (5 feet of length per Hit Die of the elemental) and stop larger vessels (10 feet long per HD). Even large ships (20 feet long per HD) can be slowed to half speed.

Drench (Ex): The elemental’s touch puts out torches, campfires, exposed lanterns, and other open flames of nonmagical origin if these are of Large size or smaller. The creature can dispel magical fire it touches as dispel magic cast by a sorcerer whose level equals the elemental’s HD total.

Vortex (Su): The elemental can transform itself into a whirlpool once every 10 minutes, provided it is underwater, and remain in that form for up to 1 round for every 2 HD it has. In vortex form, the elemental can move through the water or along the bottom at its swim speed.

The vortex is 5 feet wide at the base, up to 30 feet wide at the top, and 10 feet or more tall, depending on the elemental’s size. The elemental controls the exact height, but it must be at least 10 feet.

Creatures one or more sizes smaller than the elemental might take damage when caught in the vortex (see the table below for details) and may be swept up by it. An affected creature must succeed at a Reflex save when it comes into contact with the vortex or take the listed damage. It must also succeed at a second Reflex save or be picked up bodily and held suspended in the powerful currents, automatically taking damage each round. A creature that can swim is allowed a Reflex save each round to escape the vortex. The creature still takes damage, but can leave if the save is successful. The DC for saves against the vortex’s effects varies with the elemental’s size.

The elemental can eject any carried creatures whenever it wishes, depositing them wherever the vortex happens to be. A summoned elemental always ejects trapped creatures before returning to its home plane.

If the vortex’s base touches the bottom, it creates a swirling cloud of debris. This cloud is centered on the elemental and has a diameter equal to half the vortex’s height. The cloud obscures all vision, including darkvision, beyond 5 feet. Creatures 5 feet away have one-half concealment, while those farther away have total concealment. Those caught in the cloud must succeed at a Concentration check to cast a spell (DC equal to the Reflex save DC).

Water Elemental Sizes
––—––—— Vortex ——––––—
Elemental Height Weight Save DC Damage Height
Small 4 ft. 34 lb. 13 1d4 10–20 ft.
Medium 8 ft. 280 lb. 15 1d6 10–30 ft.
Large 16 ft. 2,250 lb. 19 2d6 10–40 ft.
Huge 32 ft. 18,000 lb. 25 2d8 10–50 ft.
Greater 36 ft. 21,000 lb. 26 2d8 10–60 ft.
Elder 40 ft. 24,000 lb. 29 2d8 10–60 ft.

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