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Shark, Common




This blue shark’s fins slice through the water, its black eyes rolling and its gaping jaws showing countless teeth.

Shark
CR 2
XP 600
N Large animal ( aquatic)
Init
+5; Senses blindsense 30 ft., keen scent; Perception +8
DEFENSE
AC 14, touch 10, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +4 natural, –1 size)
hp
22 (4d8+4)
Fort
+7, Ref +5, Will +2
OFFENSE
Speed swim 60 ft.
Melee
bite +5 (1d8+4)
Space
10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
STATISTICS
Str 17, Dex 12, Con 13, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 2
Base Atk
+3; CMB +7; CMD 18
Feats
Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative
Skills
Perception +8, Swim +11

 ECOLOGY

Environment any ocean
Organization solitary, pair, school (3–6), or pack (7–13)
Treasure
none

The shark is a relentless eating machine, a creature evolved over the course of eons to do one job perfectly—hunting. Sharks have achieved a special place in the lore of most seafaring races, who view them as devils, monsters, and the wrath of the gods.

The shark presented here is a 10-foot-long, 300-pound blue shark. Smaller sharks exist, although these are not dangerous. The same cannot be said of larger sharks, such as the following (you can create stats for these sharks by applying the indicated simple templates).