Shark, Dire (Megalodon)

Large as a dragon, this shark’s jaws open to reveal a cavernous, tooth-lined gullet capable of swallowing a horse whole.

Dire Shark (Megalodon) CR 9

XP 6,400
N Gargantuan animal (aquatic)
Init +6; Senses blindsense 30 ft., keen scent; Perception +25


AC 23, touch 8, flat-footed 21 (+2 Dex, +15 natural, –4 size)
hp 112 (15d8+45)
Fort +14, Ref +13, Will +8


Speed swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +17 (4d10+15/19–20 plus grab)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft.
Special Attacks swallow whole (2d6+15 damage, AC 17, 11 hp)


Str 30, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +11; CMB +25 (+29 grapple); CMD 37
Feats Bleeding Critical, Critical Focus, Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +25, Swim +18


Environment any ocean
Organization solitary
Treasure none

The true nightmare of the sea is the megalodon, a shark that represents the pinnacle of this species’ evolution. Horrifying in its immense size and ruinous appetite, the megalodon is certainly the beast behind many legends of enormous fish who swallow ships whole. A megalodon is 60 feet long and weighs 100,000 pounds.

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