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Monster Templates

Aqueous (CR +0 or +1)

Monster Summoner's Handbook pg. 19
Acquired/Inherited Template Acquired
Simple Template Yes
Usable with Summons Yes - Requires the feat Versatile Summon Monster or Versatile Summon Nature's Ally

Aqueous creatures are native denizens of the Elemental Planes of Water, and they move with a unique grace underwater. This template can be applied only to a non-outsider that has none of the following subtypes: air, cold, earth, fire, or water. An aqueous creature’s CR increases by 1 only if the base creature has 5 or more HD.

Rebuild Rules: Type gains the water subtype; Senses gains darkvision 60 ft.; Defensive Abilities gains DR and resistance to cold as noted on the table below; Speed gains a swim speed equal to its highest speed + 10 ft.; Attacks gains bonus cold damage as noted on the table below on attacks with natural weapons and metal weapons.
Hit DiceDRResist ColdCold Damage
1-4-101 point
5-103/-151d6
11+5/-202d6