This hulking, roughly humanoid creature of dirt and stone explodes up from the earth, faceless save for two glowing gemstone eyes.
AC 18, touch 8, flat-footed 18 (–1 Dex, +10 natural, –1 size)
Speed 20 ft., burrow 20 ft., earth glide
Str 24, Dex 8, Con 17, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 11
A burrowing earth elemental can pass through stone, dirt, or almost any other sort of earth except metal as easily as a fish swims through water. If protected against fire damage, it can even glide through lava. Its burrowing leaves behind no tunnel or hole, nor does it create any ripple or other sign of its presence. A move earth spell cast on an area containing a burrowing earth elemental flings the elemental back 30 feet, stunning the creature for 1 round unless it succeeds on a DC 15 Fortitude save.
An earth elemental gains a +1 bonus on attack and
damage rolls if both it and its foe are touching the ground. If an
opponent is airborne or waterborne, the elemental takes a –4 penalty on
attack and damage rolls. These modifiers apply to bull rush and overrun
maneuvers, whether the elemental is initiating or resisting these kinds
of attacks. (These modifiers are not included in the statistics block.)