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Complete Warrior. Yes, as long as you meet the conditions for SA. Several different feats depending on weapon, or just use a Monk weapon which are often Exotic. You get 3 uses a day that last 20 hours each, so definitely yes. You can also use normal wild shape all day starting at level 8 because 3 uses * 8 hours per use = 24 hours.

Yes if you want non magical characters to be viable and enjoyable non one trick ponies without jumping through 9,001 hoops to do so. No otherwise.

Doesn't that make druids VERY overpowered? Huge Elementals, with all feats/skills applying, with very high str/dex/con, and quite high int/wis/cha (druids won't have to use any point on point-buy for bodily stats, so mental stats will be high)
Is there any build (pun-pun excluded ^^) that can beat that?

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Yes if you want non magical characters to be viable and enjoyable non one trick ponies without jumping through 9,001 hoops to do so. No otherwise.
I agree (I just wanted a second opinion).

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Which book is shock trooper in?
Complete Warrior?

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Can I do Flurry of Blows with Sneak Attack?
The first attack will be Sneaked, but not the subsequent attacks.

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Is there a feat that lets me use exotic weapons for Flurry of Blows?
There's one in the ECS that allows you to use a longsword. Don't know about any others.

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Doesn't that make druids VERY overpowered? Huge Elementals, with all feats/skills applying, with very high str/dex/con, and quite high int/wis/cha (druids won't have to use any point on point-buy for bodily stats, so mental stats will be high)
Is there any build (pun-pun excluded ^^) that can beat that?
Yes, they can stay in an elemental form, but then he/she is fairly limited. Being huge has it's downsides (not to mention in a dungeon). Their gear is "gone" as well.

Question: Under the Druid's Wild Shape, it states that it functions as

Polymorph

Transmutation
Level:
Sorcerer/Wizard 4
Components:
V, S, M
Casting Time:
1 standard action
Range:
Touch
Target:
Willing living creature touched
Duration:
1 min./level (D)
Saving Throw:
None
Spell Resistance:
No

This spell functions like alter self, except that you change the willing subject into another form of living creature. The new form may be of the same type as the subject or any of the following types: aberration, animal, dragon, fey, giant, humanoid, magical beast, monstrous humanoid, ooze, plant, or vermin. The assumed form can't have more Hit Dice than your caster level (or the subject's HD, whichever is lower), to a maximum of 15 HD at 15th level. You can't cause a subject to assume a form smaller than Fine, nor can you cause a subject to assume an incorporeal or gaseous form. The subject's creature type and subtype (if any) change to match the new form.

Upon changing, the subject regains lost hit points as if it had rested for a night (though this healing does not restore temporary ability damage and provide other benefits of resting; and changing back does not heal the subject further). If slain, the subject reverts to its original form, though it remains dead.

The subject gains the Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution scores of the new form but retains its own Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. It also gains all extraordinary special attacks possessed by the form but does not gain the extraordinary special qualities possessed by the new form or any supernatural or spell-like abilities.

Incorporeal or gaseous creatures are immune to being polymorphed, and a creature with the shapechanger subtype can revert to its natural form as a standard action.

Material Component: An empty cocoon.

Polymorph
. Under

Polymorph

Transmutation
Level:
Sorcerer/Wizard 4
Components:
V, S, M
Casting Time:
1 standard action
Range:
Touch
Target:
Willing living creature touched
Duration:
1 min./level (D)
Saving Throw:
None
Spell Resistance:
No

This spell functions like alter self, except that you change the willing subject into another form of living creature. The new form may be of the same type as the subject or any of the following types: aberration, animal, dragon, fey, giant, humanoid, magical beast, monstrous humanoid, ooze, plant, or vermin. The assumed form can't have more Hit Dice than your caster level (or the subject's HD, whichever is lower), to a maximum of 15 HD at 15th level. You can't cause a subject to assume a form smaller than Fine, nor can you cause a subject to assume an incorporeal or gaseous form. The subject's creature type and subtype (if any) change to match the new form.

Upon changing, the subject regains lost hit points as if it had rested for a night (though this healing does not restore temporary ability damage and provide other benefits of resting; and changing back does not heal the subject further). If slain, the subject reverts to its original form, though it remains dead.

The subject gains the Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution scores of the new form but retains its own Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. It also gains all extraordinary special attacks possessed by the form but does not gain the extraordinary special qualities possessed by the new form or any supernatural or spell-like abilities.

Incorporeal or gaseous creatures are immune to being polymorphed, and a creature with the shapechanger subtype can revert to its natural form as a standard action.

Material Component: An empty cocoon.

Polymorph
, it states that "The subject...gains all extraordinary special attacks possessed by the form (such as blindsense, fast healing, regeneration, and scent) or any supernatural or spell-like abilities." Does this mean that when wild shaping into an elemental, a Druid only recieves Air Mastery (for an

Air Elemental

Air Elemental, Elder
Huge Elemental (Air, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice:
24d8+96 (204 hp)
Initiative:
+15
Speed:
Fly 100 ft. (perfect) (20 squares)
Armor Class:
27 (-2 size, +11 Dex, +8 natural), touch 19, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple:
+18/+32
Attack:
Slam +27 melee (2d8+6)
Full Attack:
2 slams +27 melee (2d8+6)
Space/Reach:
15 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks:
Air mastery, whirlwind
Special Qualities:
Damage reduction 10/-, darkvision 60 ft., elemental traits
Saves:
Fort +12, Ref +25, Will +10
Abilities:
Str 22, Dex 33, Con 18, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 11
Skills:
Listen +29, Spot +29
Feats:
Alertness, Blind-fight, Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative B, Iron Will, Mobility, Power Attack, Spring Attack, Weapon Finesse B
Environment:
Elemental Plane of Air
Organization:
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
11
Treasure:
None
Alignment:
Usually neutral
Advancement:
25-48 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:
-

Air elementals speak Auran, though they rarely choose to do so.

Combat

Their rapid speed makes air elementals useful on vast battlefields or in extended aerial combat.

Air Mastery (Ex): Airborne creatures take a -1 penalty on 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.

The elemental's movement while in whirlwind form does not provoke attacks of opportunity, even if the elemental enters the space another creature occupies. Another creature might be caught in the whirlwind if it touches or enters the whirlwind, or if the elemental moves into or through the creature's space.

Creatures one or more size categories smaller than the elemental might take damage when caught in the whirlwind (see the table below for details) and may be lifted into the air. An affected creature must succeed on a Reflex save when it comes into contact with the whirlwind or take the indicated damage. It must also succeed on a second Reflex save or be picked up bodily and held suspended in the powerful winds, automatically taking the indicated 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 (see the table). The save DC is Strength based.

Creatures trapped in the whirlwind cannot move except to go where the elemental carries them or to escape the whirlwind.

Creatures caught in the whirlwind can otherwise act normally, but must succeed on a Concentration check (DC 15 + spell level) to cast a spell. Creatures caught in the whirlwind take a -4 penalty to Dexterity and a -2 penalty on attack rolls. The elemental can have only as many creatures trapped inside the whirlwind at one time as will fit inside the whirlwind's volume.

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 concealment, while those farther away have total concealment.

Those caught in the cloud must succeed on a Concentration check (DC 15 + spell level) to cast a spell.

An elemental in whirlwind form cannot make slam attacks and does not threaten the area around it.

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.
28
2d8
10-60 ft.

Air Elemental, Elder), Earth Mastery and Push (for an

Earth Elemental

Earth Elemental, Elder
Huge Elemental (Earth, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice:
24d8+120 (228 hp)
Initiative:
-1
Speed:
30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class:
22 (-2 size, -1 Dex, +15 natural), touch 7, flat-footed 22
Base Attack/Grapple:
+18/+37
Attack:
Slam +27 melee (2d10+11/19-20)
Full Attack:
slams +27 melee (2d10+11/19-20)
Space/Reach:
15 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks:
Earth mastery, push
Special Qualities:
Damage reduction 10/-, earth glide, darkvision 60 ft., elemental traits
Saves:
Fort +19, Ref +7, Will +10
Abilities:
Str 33, Dex 8, Con 21, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 11
Skills:
Listen +29, Spot +29
Feats:
Alertness, Awesome Blow, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (slam), Improved Sunder, Iron Will, Power Attack
Environment:
Elemental Plane of Earth
Organization:
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
11
Treasure:
None
Alignment:
Usually neutral
Advancement:
25-48 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:
-

When summoned to the Material Plane, an earth elemental consists of whatever types of dirt, stones, precious metals, and gems it was conjured from.

Earth elementals speak Terran but rarely choose to do so.

Combat

Though an earth elemental moves slowly, it is a relentless opponent. It can travel though solid ground or stone as easily as humans walk on the earth's surface. It cannot swim, however, and must either walk around a body of water or go through the ground under it. An earth elemental can move along the bottom of a body of water but prefers not to.

Earth Mastery (Ex): An earth elemental gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls if both it and its foe are touching the ground. If an opponent is airborne or waterborne, the elemental takes a -4 penalty on attack and damage rolls. (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.

Earth Glide (Ex): An earth elemental can glide through stone, dirt, or almost any other sort of earth except metal as easily as a fish swims through water. Its burrowing leaves behind no tunnel or hole, nor does it create any ripple or other signs of its presence. A move earth spell cast on an area containing a burrowing earth elemental flings the elemental back 30 feet, stunning the creature for 1 round unless it succeeds on a DC 15 Fortitude save.

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 Elemental, Elder), Burn (for a

Fire Elemental

Fire Elemental, Elder
Huge Elemental (Fire, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice:
24d8+96 (204 hp)
Initiative:
+13
Speed:
60 ft. (12 squares)
Armor Class:
25 (-2 size, +9 Dex, +8 natural), touch 17, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple:
+18/+32
Attack:
Slam +26 melee (2d8+6 plus 2d8 fire)
Full Attack:
2 slams +26 melee (2d8+6 plus 2d8 fire)
Space/Reach:
15 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks:
Burn
Special Qualities:
Damage reduction 10/-, darkvision 60 ft., elemental traits, immunity to fire, vulnerability to cold
Saves:
Fort +14, Ref +23, Will +10
Abilities:
Str 22, Dex 29, Con 18, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 11
Skills:
Listen +28, Spot +29
Feats:
Alertness, Blind-Fight, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Improved Initiative B, Great Fortitude, Iron Will, Mobility, Spring Attack, Weapon Finesse B, Weapon Focus (slam)
Environment:
Elemental Plane of Fire
Organization:
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
11
Treasure:
None
Alignment:
Usually neutral
Advancement:
25-48 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:
-

A fire elemental cannot enter water or any other nonflammable liquid. A body of water is an impassible barrier unless the fire elemental can step or jump over it.

Fire elementals speak Ignan, though they rarely choose to do so.

Combat

A fire elemental is a fierce opponent that attacks its enemies directly and savagely. It takes joy in burning the creatures and objects of the Material Plane to ashes.

Burn (Ex): A fire elemental's slam attack deals bludgeoning damage plus fire damage from the elemental's flaming body. Those hit by a fire elemental's slam attack also must succeed on a Reflex save or catch on fire. The flame burns for 1d4 rounds. The save DC varies with the elemental's size (see the table below). A burning creature can take a move action to put out the flame. The save DC is Constitution- based.

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 on fire unless they succeed on a Reflex save.

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

Fire Elemental, Elder), or Water Mastery and Drench (for a

Water Elemental

Water Elemental, Elder
Huge Elemental (Water, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice:
24d8+120 (228 hp)
Initiative:
+6
Speed:
30 ft. (6 squares), swim 120 ft.
Armor Class:
23 (-2 size, +6 Dex, +9 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 17
Base Attack/Grapple:
+18/+35
Attack:
Slam +25 melee (2d10+9/19-20)
Full Attack:
2 slams +25 melee (2d10+9/19-20)
Space/Reach:
15 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks:
Water mastery, drench, vortex
Special Qualities:
Damage reduction 10/-, darkvision 60 ft., elemental traits
Saves:
Fort +19, Ref +16, Will +10
Abilities:
Str 28, Dex 22, Con 21, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 11
Skills:
Listen +29, Spot +29
Feats:
Alertness, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Critical (slam), Improved Bull Rush, Improved Sunder, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack
Environment:
Elemental Plane of Water
Organization:
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
11
Treasure:
None
Alignment:
Usually neutral
Advancement:
25-48 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:
-

A water elemental can't venture more than 180 feet from the body of water from which it was conjured.

Water elementals speak Aquan but rarely choose to do so.

Combat

A water elemental prefers to fight in a large body of water where it can disappear beneath the waves and suddenly swell up behind its opponents.

Water Mastery (Ex): A water elemental gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls if both it and its opponent are touching water. If the opponent or the elemental is touching the ground, the elemental takes a -4 penalty on attack and damage rolls. (These modifiers are not included in the statistics block.)

A water elemental can be a serious threat to a ship that crosses its path. An 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 (caster level equals elemental's HD).

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.

The elemental's movement while in vortex form does not provoke attacks of opportunity, even if the elemental enters the space another creature occupies. Another creature might be caught in the vortex if it touches or enters the vortex, or if the elemental moves into or through the creature's space.

Creatures one or more size categories 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 on a Reflex save when it comes into contact with the vortex or take the indicated damage. It must also succeed on a second Reflex save or be picked up bodily and held suspended in the powerful currents, automatically taking damage each round. An affected creature 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 save DC is Strength-based.

Creatures trapped in the vortex cannot move except to go where the elemental carries them or to escape the whirlwind. Creatures caught in the whirlwind can otherwise act normally, but must make a Concentration check (DC 10 + spell level) to cast a spell. Creatures caught in the whirlwind take a -4 penalty to Dexterity and a -2 penalty on attack rolls. The elemental can have only as many creatures trapped inside the vortex at one time as will fit inside the vortex's volume.

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 concealment, while those farther away have total concealment.

Those caught in the cloud must make a Concentration check (DC 15 + spell level) to cast a spell.

An elemental in vortex form cannot make slam attacks and does not threaten the area around it.

Skills: A water elemental has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.

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.
28
2d8
10-60 ft.
Elder
40 ft.
24,000 lb.
31
2d8
10-60 ft.

Water Elemental, Elder)?

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Doesn't that make druids VERY overpowered? Huge Elementals, with all feats/skills applying, with very high str/dex/con, and quite high int/wis/cha (druids won't have to use any point on point-buy for bodily stats, so mental stats will be high)
Is there any build (pun-pun excluded ^^) that can beat that?
Core only druids are automatically overpowered, simply by virtue of being core only druids. That's the power of Wild Shape. Adding non core stuff doesn't help Druids much. It's only possible to do better via Planar Shepherd cheese. Without Wild Shape they still own everything, they just don't get to be a bear while doing it.

However, Wild Shape does not affect Con. Two stats matter, not one.

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Can I do Flurry of Blows with Sneak Attack?
As long as each attack meets the conditions for sneak attack, yes. If you are under the effects of an invisibility spell or hidden, then only your first attack will have sneak attack damage added, since the first attack breaks invisibility. Otherwise, as long as your foe is denied dex for all of your attacks, you can use Sneak Attack on all of them.

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Question: Under the Druid's Wild Shape, it states that it functions as

Polymorph

Transmutation
Level:
Sorcerer/Wizard 4
Components:
V, S, M
Casting Time:
1 standard action
Range:
Touch
Target:
Willing living creature touched
Duration:
1 min./level (D)
Saving Throw:
None
Spell Resistance:
No

This spell functions like alter self, except that you change the willing subject into another form of living creature. The new form may be of the same type as the subject or any of the following types: aberration, animal, dragon, fey, giant, humanoid, magical beast, monstrous humanoid, ooze, plant, or vermin. The assumed form can't have more Hit Dice than your caster level (or the subject's HD, whichever is lower), to a maximum of 15 HD at 15th level. You can't cause a subject to assume a form smaller than Fine, nor can you cause a subject to assume an incorporeal or gaseous form. The subject's creature type and subtype (if any) change to match the new form.

Upon changing, the subject regains lost hit points as if it had rested for a night (though this healing does not restore temporary ability damage and provide other benefits of resting; and changing back does not heal the subject further). If slain, the subject reverts to its original form, though it remains dead.

The subject gains the Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution scores of the new form but retains its own Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. It also gains all extraordinary special attacks possessed by the form but does not gain the extraordinary special qualities possessed by the new form or any supernatural or spell-like abilities.

Incorporeal or gaseous creatures are immune to being polymorphed, and a creature with the shapechanger subtype can revert to its natural form as a standard action.

Material Component: An empty cocoon.

Polymorph
. Under

Polymorph

Transmutation
Level:
Sorcerer/Wizard 4
Components:
V, S, M
Casting Time:
1 standard action
Range:
Touch
Target:
Willing living creature touched
Duration:
1 min./level (D)
Saving Throw:
None
Spell Resistance:
No

This spell functions like alter self, except that you change the willing subject into another form of living creature. The new form may be of the same type as the subject or any of the following types: aberration, animal, dragon, fey, giant, humanoid, magical beast, monstrous humanoid, ooze, plant, or vermin. The assumed form can't have more Hit Dice than your caster level (or the subject's HD, whichever is lower), to a maximum of 15 HD at 15th level. You can't cause a subject to assume a form smaller than Fine, nor can you cause a subject to assume an incorporeal or gaseous form. The subject's creature type and subtype (if any) change to match the new form.

Upon changing, the subject regains lost hit points as if it had rested for a night (though this healing does not restore temporary ability damage and provide other benefits of resting; and changing back does not heal the subject further). If slain, the subject reverts to its original form, though it remains dead.

The subject gains the Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution scores of the new form but retains its own Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. It also gains all extraordinary special attacks possessed by the form but does not gain the extraordinary special qualities possessed by the new form or any supernatural or spell-like abilities.

Incorporeal or gaseous creatures are immune to being polymorphed, and a creature with the shapechanger subtype can revert to its natural form as a standard action.

Material Component: An empty cocoon.

Polymorph
, it states that "The subject...gains all extraordinary special attacks possessed by the form (such as blindsense, fast healing, regeneration, and scent) or any supernatural or spell-like abilities." Does this mean that when wild shaping into an elemental, a Druid only recieves Air Mastery (for an

Air Elemental

Air Elemental, Elder
Huge Elemental (Air, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice:
24d8+96 (204 hp)
Initiative:
+15
Speed:
Fly 100 ft. (perfect) (20 squares)
Armor Class:
27 (-2 size, +11 Dex, +8 natural), touch 19, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple:
+18/+32
Attack:
Slam +27 melee (2d8+6)
Full Attack:
2 slams +27 melee (2d8+6)
Space/Reach:
15 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks:
Air mastery, whirlwind
Special Qualities:
Damage reduction 10/-, darkvision 60 ft., elemental traits
Saves:
Fort +12, Ref +25, Will +10
Abilities:
Str 22, Dex 33, Con 18, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 11
Skills:
Listen +29, Spot +29
Feats:
Alertness, Blind-fight, Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative B, Iron Will, Mobility, Power Attack, Spring Attack, Weapon Finesse B
Environment:
Elemental Plane of Air
Organization:
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
11
Treasure:
None
Alignment:
Usually neutral
Advancement:
25-48 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:
-

Air elementals speak Auran, though they rarely choose to do so.

Combat

Their rapid speed makes air elementals useful on vast battlefields or in extended aerial combat.

Air Mastery (Ex): Airborne creatures take a -1 penalty on 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.

The elemental's movement while in whirlwind form does not provoke attacks of opportunity, even if the elemental enters the space another creature occupies. Another creature might be caught in the whirlwind if it touches or enters the whirlwind, or if the elemental moves into or through the creature's space.

Creatures one or more size categories smaller than the elemental might take damage when caught in the whirlwind (see the table below for details) and may be lifted into the air. An affected creature must succeed on a Reflex save when it comes into contact with the whirlwind or take the indicated damage. It must also succeed on a second Reflex save or be picked up bodily and held suspended in the powerful winds, automatically taking the indicated 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 (see the table). The save DC is Strength based.

Creatures trapped in the whirlwind cannot move except to go where the elemental carries them or to escape the whirlwind.

Creatures caught in the whirlwind can otherwise act normally, but must succeed on a Concentration check (DC 15 + spell level) to cast a spell. Creatures caught in the whirlwind take a -4 penalty to Dexterity and a -2 penalty on attack rolls. The elemental can have only as many creatures trapped inside the whirlwind at one time as will fit inside the whirlwind's volume.

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 concealment, while those farther away have total concealment.

Those caught in the cloud must succeed on a Concentration check (DC 15 + spell level) to cast a spell.

An elemental in whirlwind form cannot make slam attacks and does not threaten the area around it.

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.
28
2d8
10-60 ft.

Air Elemental, Elder), Earth Mastery and Push (for an

Earth Elemental

Earth Elemental, Elder
Huge Elemental (Earth, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice:
24d8+120 (228 hp)
Initiative:
-1
Speed:
30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class:
22 (-2 size, -1 Dex, +15 natural), touch 7, flat-footed 22
Base Attack/Grapple:
+18/+37
Attack:
Slam +27 melee (2d10+11/19-20)
Full Attack:
slams +27 melee (2d10+11/19-20)
Space/Reach:
15 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks:
Earth mastery, push
Special Qualities:
Damage reduction 10/-, earth glide, darkvision 60 ft., elemental traits
Saves:
Fort +19, Ref +7, Will +10
Abilities:
Str 33, Dex 8, Con 21, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 11
Skills:
Listen +29, Spot +29
Feats:
Alertness, Awesome Blow, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (slam), Improved Sunder, Iron Will, Power Attack
Environment:
Elemental Plane of Earth
Organization:
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
11
Treasure:
None
Alignment:
Usually neutral
Advancement:
25-48 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:
-

When summoned to the Material Plane, an earth elemental consists of whatever types of dirt, stones, precious metals, and gems it was conjured from.

Earth elementals speak Terran but rarely choose to do so.

Combat

Though an earth elemental moves slowly, it is a relentless opponent. It can travel though solid ground or stone as easily as humans walk on the earth's surface. It cannot swim, however, and must either walk around a body of water or go through the ground under it. An earth elemental can move along the bottom of a body of water but prefers not to.

Earth Mastery (Ex): An earth elemental gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls if both it and its foe are touching the ground. If an opponent is airborne or waterborne, the elemental takes a -4 penalty on attack and damage rolls. (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.

Earth Glide (Ex): An earth elemental can glide through stone, dirt, or almost any other sort of earth except metal as easily as a fish swims through water. Its burrowing leaves behind no tunnel or hole, nor does it create any ripple or other signs of its presence. A move earth spell cast on an area containing a burrowing earth elemental flings the elemental back 30 feet, stunning the creature for 1 round unless it succeeds on a DC 15 Fortitude save.

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 Elemental, Elder), Burn (for a

Fire Elemental

Fire Elemental, Elder
Huge Elemental (Fire, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice:
24d8+96 (204 hp)
Initiative:
+13
Speed:
60 ft. (12 squares)
Armor Class:
25 (-2 size, +9 Dex, +8 natural), touch 17, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple:
+18/+32
Attack:
Slam +26 melee (2d8+6 plus 2d8 fire)
Full Attack:
2 slams +26 melee (2d8+6 plus 2d8 fire)
Space/Reach:
15 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks:
Burn
Special Qualities:
Damage reduction 10/-, darkvision 60 ft., elemental traits, immunity to fire, vulnerability to cold
Saves:
Fort +14, Ref +23, Will +10
Abilities:
Str 22, Dex 29, Con 18, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 11
Skills:
Listen +28, Spot +29
Feats:
Alertness, Blind-Fight, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Improved Initiative B, Great Fortitude, Iron Will, Mobility, Spring Attack, Weapon Finesse B, Weapon Focus (slam)
Environment:
Elemental Plane of Fire
Organization:
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
11
Treasure:
None
Alignment:
Usually neutral
Advancement:
25-48 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:
-

A fire elemental cannot enter water or any other nonflammable liquid. A body of water is an impassible barrier unless the fire elemental can step or jump over it.

Fire elementals speak Ignan, though they rarely choose to do so.

Combat

A fire elemental is a fierce opponent that attacks its enemies directly and savagely. It takes joy in burning the creatures and objects of the Material Plane to ashes.

Burn (Ex): A fire elemental's slam attack deals bludgeoning damage plus fire damage from the elemental's flaming body. Those hit by a fire elemental's slam attack also must succeed on a Reflex save or catch on fire. The flame burns for 1d4 rounds. The save DC varies with the elemental's size (see the table below). A burning creature can take a move action to put out the flame. The save DC is Constitution- based.

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 on fire unless they succeed on a Reflex save.

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

Fire Elemental, Elder), or Water Mastery and Drench (for a

Water Elemental

Water Elemental, Elder
Huge Elemental (Water, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice:
24d8+120 (228 hp)
Initiative:
+6
Speed:
30 ft. (6 squares), swim 120 ft.
Armor Class:
23 (-2 size, +6 Dex, +9 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 17
Base Attack/Grapple:
+18/+35
Attack:
Slam +25 melee (2d10+9/19-20)
Full Attack:
2 slams +25 melee (2d10+9/19-20)
Space/Reach:
15 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks:
Water mastery, drench, vortex
Special Qualities:
Damage reduction 10/-, darkvision 60 ft., elemental traits
Saves:
Fort +19, Ref +16, Will +10
Abilities:
Str 28, Dex 22, Con 21, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 11
Skills:
Listen +29, Spot +29
Feats:
Alertness, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Critical (slam), Improved Bull Rush, Improved Sunder, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack
Environment:
Elemental Plane of Water
Organization:
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
11
Treasure:
None
Alignment:
Usually neutral
Advancement:
25-48 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:
-

A water elemental can't venture more than 180 feet from the body of water from which it was conjured.

Water elementals speak Aquan but rarely choose to do so.

Combat

A water elemental prefers to fight in a large body of water where it can disappear beneath the waves and suddenly swell up behind its opponents.

Water Mastery (Ex): A water elemental gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls if both it and its opponent are touching water. If the opponent or the elemental is touching the ground, the elemental takes a -4 penalty on attack and damage rolls. (These modifiers are not included in the statistics block.)

A water elemental can be a serious threat to a ship that crosses its path. An 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 (caster level equals elemental's HD).

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.

The elemental's movement while in vortex form does not provoke attacks of opportunity, even if the elemental enters the space another creature occupies. Another creature might be caught in the vortex if it touches or enters the vortex, or if the elemental moves into or through the creature's space.

Creatures one or more size categories 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 on a Reflex save when it comes into contact with the vortex or take the indicated damage. It must also succeed on a second Reflex save or be picked up bodily and held suspended in the powerful currents, automatically taking damage each round. An affected creature 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 save DC is Strength-based.

Creatures trapped in the vortex cannot move except to go where the elemental carries them or to escape the whirlwind. Creatures caught in the whirlwind can otherwise act normally, but must make a Concentration check (DC 10 + spell level) to cast a spell. Creatures caught in the whirlwind take a -4 penalty to Dexterity and a -2 penalty on attack rolls. The elemental can have only as many creatures trapped inside the vortex at one time as will fit inside the vortex's volume.

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 concealment, while those farther away have total concealment.

Those caught in the cloud must make a Concentration check (DC 15 + spell level) to cast a spell.

An elemental in vortex form cannot make slam attacks and does not threaten the area around it.

Skills: A water elemental has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.

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.
28
2d8
10-60 ft.
Elder
40 ft.
24,000 lb.
31
2d8
10-60 ft.

Water Elemental, Elder)?
First, the errata completely changes Wild Shape, so read that. Second, yes, that used to be the case.




 

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