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With burning eyes and a snapping maw, this blood-red serpent rises from the ocean's depths. Sweltering heat radiates from its rippling scales.

Gargiya CR 10

XP 9,600
N Huge magical beast (aquatic)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 90 ft., low-light vision; Perception +6


AC 24, touch 9, flat-footed 23 (+1 Dex, +15 natural, –2 size)
hp 138 (12d10+72)
Fort +14, Ref +11, Will +4
Immune fire


Speed 20 ft., swim 50 ft.
Melee bite +20 (3d6+10/19–20 plus grab), tail slap +15 (2d6+5)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks boiling seas, constrict (3d6+12), dying gasp, scalding scales


Str 31, Dex 13, Con 23, Int 2, Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk +12; CMB +24 (+28 grapple); CMD 35 (can't be tripped)
Feats Awesome Blow, Critical Focus, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite), Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack
Skills Perception +6, Stealth +4, Swim +22


Boiling Seas (Ex)

Once per minute, a gargiya can concentrate the heat within its body, causing seawater in a 20-foot radius to boil for 1d6 rounds. All creatures caught in this boiling seawater take 4d8 points of fire damage. Creatures spending 2 or more consecutive rounds subjected to this damage must succeed at a DC 22 Fortitude save or fall unconscious. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Dying Gasp (Su)

When a gargiya is killed, it disgorges from its gullet the molten boulder that heats its body. Its fiery death throes deal 6d6 points of fire damage to all creatures within a 20-foot-radius burst. A DC 22 Reflex save halves this damage. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Scalding Scales (Ex)

A gargiya generates such intense heat that anything touching it takes 2d6 points of fire damage. Creatures striking a gargiya with natural attacks or unarmed strikes are subject to this damage.

  • Any metal weapon striking a gargiya must succeed at a DC 22 Fortitude save or melt, gaining the broken condition.
  • A metal weapon that fails a second save is destroyed.
  • Wooden weapons are destroyed after only one failed save.

The save DC is Constitution-based.