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While many know orcas as “killer whales,” they are actually the largest species of dolphin. These powerful animals hunt together in pods to take down seals, sharks, and even true whales. Adult orcas are typically 15–25 feet long and weigh 8,000–12,000 pounds.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 20

OrcaCreature 5

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 84 2.0
Perception +12; aquatic echolocation 120 feet, low-light vision
Skills Athletics +14, Stealth +13
Str +7, Dex +2, Con +5, Int -4, Wis +3, Cha +0
Aquatic Echolocation An orca can use its hearing as a precise sense at the listed range, but only underwater.
Deep Breath An orca can hold its breath for 2 hours.
AC 21; Fort +14, Ref +11, Will +12
HP 75
Speed swim 60 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +13 [+8/+3], Damage 2d8+9 piercing plus GrabAquatic Ambush Single ActionSingle Action 30 feet. An orca can travel no further than 5 feet onto land as part of an Aquatic Ambush. After it does so, it is prone until it Crawls to return to the water.Breach Two ActionsTwo Actions The orca Swims up to its swim Speed, then Leaps vertically out of the water up to 25 feet in the air, making a Strike against a creature at any point during the jump (this lets it attack a creature within 30 feet of the water's surface). After the Strike, the orca splashes back down into the water.

All Monsters in "Dolphin"

Bottlenose Dolphin0


Source Bestiary 2 pg. 85 2.0
Dolphins encompass a wide range of aquatic mammals, all of which are quite social, intelligent, and widespread through the world’s oceans.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Dolphins to the Rescue

Dolphins have a somewhat unusual trait—they often come to the aid of other creatures in distress, such as to save a drowning person or to protect someone from the attack of a shark. Not every monster in this book wants to hurt player characters— consider having a dolphin come to an endangered PC's rescue if the situation merits!