Fish, Piranha (Mature)

This sharp-toothed fish hunts down food with deadly efficiency.

Piranha, Mature CR 1

XP 400
N Small animal (aquatic)
Init +5; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +7


AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 13 (3d8)
Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +2


Speed swim 40 ft.
Melee +1 (1d4-1 plus 1 Con bleed)


Str 9, Dex 14, Con 10, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 5
Base Atk +2; CMB +0; CMD 12
Feats Alertness, Improved Initiative
Skills Perception +7; Racial Swim +8


Scent (Ex)

A piranha can smell a warm-blooded creature in the water up to 100 ft. away and fresh blood in the water up to 300 ft. away.


Environment temperate or warm aquatic
Organization solitary, pair or school (3-10)
Treasure none

Despite being as tall as a halfling, a mature piranha could devour a halfling in minutes. The piranha’s appetite surpasses even a goblin in sheer ability in how much food it can eat for its body size. With its ability to smell blood from 300 feet away, more arrive shortly after a piranha gets it first bite.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations, copyright 2010 Jon Brazer Enterprises; Author Steven Helt.

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