Squid, Vampire

This eerie-looking squid has red eyes and webbing between its hook-lined tentacles.

Vampire Squid CR 1/2

XP 200
N Tiny animal
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +1


AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 5 (1d8+1)
Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +1
Defensive Abilities pressure adaptation


Speed 0 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +0 (1d3–2), tentacles +0 (grab)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks photophores


Str 6, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 3
Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 8
Feats Lightning Reflexes
Skills Stealth +14, Swim +10


Photophores (Ex)

Once per day as a standard action while underwater, the vampire squid can release a 15-foot cone of disorienting bioluminescent mucus from its photophores, illuminating the area with dim light. A creature within this shimmering cloud of blue light must succeed at a DC 11 Fortitude save or be dazzled for as long as it remains in the cloud and for 1 round thereafter. The cloud persists for 1d4+1 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Pressure Adaptation (Ex)

A vampire squid takes no pressure damage from changes in water depth.

Tentacles (Ex)

A vampire squid’s tentacles all strike as a single primary attack but only to grapple.


Environment any oceans
Organization solitary, pair, or school (3–8)
Treasure none

The vampire squid—so called for its red eyes and cloak-like webbing—is a cephalopod from the lightless depths of the oceans. This eerie mollusk is covered in photophores, which it can use to create a defensive barrage of light when agitated.

A vampire squid can reach a total body length of up to 1 foot and weighs 1 pound.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Wilderness © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Alexander Augunas, John Bennett, Robert Brookes, John Compton, Dan Dillon, Steven T. Helt, Thurston Hillman, Eric Hindley, Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, Jason Nelson, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Jeffery Swank, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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