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This creature is composed of dozens of electric eels tightly knotted into a slithering, humanoid shape, crackling with energy.

Galvo CR 9

XP 6,400

NE Medium magical beast (aquatic)

Init +4; Senses blindsense 60 ft., darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +10


AC 23, touch 15, flat-footed 18 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +8 natural)

hp 127 (15d10+45)

Fort +12, Ref +13, Will +6

Defensive Abilities swarmlike; DR 10/slashing; Immune electricity


Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

Melee bite +19 (1d6+3 plus 2d6 electricity), 2 slams +19 (1d6+3 plus 2d6 electricity)

Ranged eel dart +19 touch (1d6+3 plus 1d6 electricity)

Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with slam)


Str 17, Dex 19, Con 16, Int 7, Wis 12, Cha 8

Base Atk +15; CMB +18; CMD 33 (can't be tripped)

Feats Blind-Fight, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Point-Blank Shot, Power Attack, Precise Shot, Vital Strike, Weapon Finesse

Skills Perception +10, Stealth +15, Swim +15

Languages Aquan (can't speak)

SQ amphibious, compression, varied attack


Environment any water

Organization solitary, pair, or tangle (3–9)

Treasure none

Special Abilities

Eel Dart (Ex) A galvo can launch one of its component eels like a dart up to 30 feet as a ranged touch attack. An eel dart deals a number of points of damage equal to 1d6 + the galvo's Strength modifier plus 1d6 points of electricity damage.

Swarmlike (Ex) A galvo has no discernible anatomy, and is not subject to critical hits or flanking. It is also immune to any physical spell or effect that targets a specific number of creatures (including single-target spells such as disintegrate). Mind-affecting effects that target a single creature function normally against a galvo, since the creature's individual components share a hive mind. A galvo takes half again as much damage (+50%) from damaging area effects such as fireball and splash weapons.

Varied Attack (Ex) A galvo's slam attack deals both bludgeoning and slashing damage since the creature is formed completely of biting eels.

In sunless ocean trenches, aberrant fleshcrafters created the first galvos to serve as soldiers in their war against the sahuagin and skum. Since those days, galvos have moved beyond their darkened trenches, breeding and expanding into shallower, warmer waters. In recent years, they have come closer to civilizations, preying on coastal communities.

A galvo can live both in the water and on land, and frightening stories tell of galvos springing up from the water to strike at prey both on ships and on beaches. A true horror to look upon, a galvo averages 7 feet tall and weighs around 300 pounds.