Fish, Piranha Swarm (3pp)

This cloud of tiny fish has razor sharp teeth and a veracious appetite.

Piranha Swarm CR 2

XP 600
N Tiny animal (aquatic, swarm)
Init +7; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +10


AC 15, touch 15, flat-footed 12 (+3 Dex, +2 size)
hp 14 (4d8-4)
Fort +3, Ref +7, Will +2
Defensive Abilities swarm traits


Speed swim 30 ft.
Melee swarm (1d6 plus 1 bleed)
Space 10 ft. cube; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks distraction (DC 11)


Str 4, Dex 16, Con 8, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 5
Base Atk +3; CMB -; CMD
Feats Alertness, Improved Initiative
Skills Perception +9; Racial Modifiers Swim +8


Scent (Ex)

A piranha swarm 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, school (3-5 swarms), or plague (6-10 swarms)
Treasure none

Piranhas are dangerous aquatic predators that travel in schools. Local cultures fear them for their ability to strip the flesh from a man in mere minutes. An average piranha is just under a foot long and weighs about one pound.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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

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