Quote Originally Posted by Devils_Advocate View Post
It's clearly very silly that elementals are classified as alive in 3.5. Earth elementals, essentially big moving lumps of rock, can be infected with disease and have their "wounds" healed just like animals? Come on.
Your gripe is with Earth, which can infact contain diseases and other maladies, but you don't mention...the AIR being healed? Or you know, a massive roaring bonfire? Or a water spout? At least the Earth is physical and substantial.