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Barracuda, Small

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, Small CR 1/2

XP 200
Always N Small Animal ( Aquatic)
Init +3; Senses Low-Light Vision, Scent; Perception +4

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 11 (+3 Dex, +1 size)
hp 4 (1d8)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed 70 ft.
Melee Bite +4 (1d4-1)
Tactics The barracuda strikes quickly in combat. Slain prey is devoured immediately.

STATISTICS

Str 8, Dex 16, Con 11, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 2
Base Atk +0; CMB -2; CMD 11 (cannot be tripped)
Feats Alertness, Weapon FinesseB
Skills Perception +4, 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.