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Barracuda, Large

The barracuda is a predatory fish that averages about 2 feet long and weighs 10-15 pounds. Its body is bluish-gray near the front changing to silver mottled with black spots in the rear. Its mouth is filled with razor-sharp teeth. Medium barracudas are about 6 feet long and weigh 30-45 pounds. Large barracudas are about 10 feet long and weigh 50-80 pounds.

Barracuda, Large CR 5

XP 1,600
N Large Animal ( Aquatic)
Init +3; Senses Low-Light Vision, Scent; Perception +10

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 11, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +3 natural, -1 size)
hp 38 (7d8+7)
Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +3

OFFENSE

Speed 70 ft.
Melee Bite +7 (1d8+3)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. Tactics The barracuda strikes quickly in combat. Slain prey is devoured immediately.

STATISTICS

Str 15, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 2
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 17 (cannot be tripped)
Feats Alertness, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Perception +10, Swim +10 Racial Modifiers Barracudas have a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line. Barracudas use either their Strength or Dexterity modifier for Swim checks, whichever is higher.

ECOLOGY

Environment Any Aquatic
Organization Pair, Pack (2-5), or school (6-11).
Treasure None

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Section 15 Copyright Notice
Barracuda from the Tome of Horrors, Copyright 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott Greene.