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Basilisk CR 5 (Combatant)

XP 1,600
N Medium magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +11


HP 70
EAC 17; KAC 19
Fort +9; Ref +9; Will +4


Speed 20 ft.
Melee bite +15 (1d6+10P)
Offensive Abilities gaze (30 ft., flesh to stone, Fort DC 13)


Str +5; Dex +2; Con +3; Int -4; Wis +1; Cha +0
Skills Athletics +11, Stealth +11, Survival +16


Gaze (Su)

A creature standing 30 feet from a basilisk that meets the gaze of a basilisk is slowed (as the slow spell) if it fails a DC 13 Fortitude save. The slowed creature can attempt to remove the slowed effect by making a saving throw at the end of its turn. If the slowed creature is affected by the basilisk’s gaze again, the victim is turned into stone (as the flesh to stone spell). A creature petrified in this manner that is then coated (not just splashed) with fresh blood taken from a basilisk no more than 1 hour dead is instantly restored to flesh. A single basilisk contains enough blood to coat 1d3 Medium creatures in this manner.


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or colony (3-6)

A basilisk is a multi-legged magical beast that appears to be some type of lizard with strange eyes and a large body.

These creatures are greatly feared for their ability to transform any living creature into stone with their gaze.

Basilisks can be found in almost any environment.

Their scale colors and patterns vary, based on where they are found. Forest-dwelling basilisks will often be green, while desert basilisks will be brown or tan.

Some beings attempt to capture and use basilisks as special guardians. As these creatures tend to be slow-moving and sluggish, they make excellent guardbeasts, as once they have given a comfortable home they are loath to leave it.

The lair of a basilisk will not always be apparent.

Many would expect to find a number of statues having been petrified creatures lying about. However this is rarely the case. Basilisks will consume those that have been turned to stone by their gaze. These creatures have stomachs specially adapted to consuming petrified flesh.

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