These elementals typically resembled a cresting wave of water. They could easily disappear within a body of water, becoming indistinguishable from all other liquid.
Being elementals, these creatures did not require any air, food, drink, or sleep to survive.
Due to being composed of water, these elementals could effortlessly move through spaces as small as 1 inch (0.025 meters). However, cold-based spells considerably restrained their movement.
Prior to the Time of Troubles, water elementals were only capable of straying 6 feet (1.8 meters) away from their element. Following this period and prior to the Spellplague, they were only capable of moving 180 feet (55 meters) from the body of water in which they were originally conjured. Following the events of the Second Sundering, there were no longer any limits on how far water elementals could stray from bodies of water.
Acid, as well as bludgeoning and piercing weaponry, was ineffective against water elementals. They could only be harmed by weaponry that was enchanted. Prior to the Time of Troubles, they could only be damaged by weapons with a +2 enchantment or greater.
Water elementals preferred to fight in bodies of water. They were capable of capsizing small boats and could impede the progress of larger craft. Outside of water they were slower and less effective combatants.
Water elementals would often attempt to grapple a larger creature or multiple smaller ones, restraining them within their watery body in an attempt to drown the victim(s). When not attempting this, water elementals would simply slam their bodies against opponents.
Prior to the Time of Troubles, a pool of water that was at least 1,000 cubic feet (28 cubic meters) in volume was required to summon a water elemental to the Prime Material plane, but several barrels of ale or wine would also suffice.
Following this period, more effective means for summoning water elementals were available. These included the spells elemental summoning and conjure water elemental. There were also magical items that could achieve this, such as as a bowl of commanding water elementals and elemental gems.
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