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Shark

by Sheldon Morris

Sharks are predators, feeding mostly on fish. They have little intelligence and are unpredictable. They are attracted to the scent of blood and it can drive them into a feeding frenzy. Sharks are found in salt water.

BULL SHARK

These are 8 feet long and brown in color. Bull sharks will ram their prey first to stun it, and then attack the helpless prey.

BULL SHARK

Medium beast, unaligned
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Armour Class 12 (natural armour)
Hit Points 32 (5d8 + 10)
Speed swim 40 ft.
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STR|DEX|CON|INT|WIS|CHA
14 (+2)|12 (+1)|14 (+2)|1 (-5)|10 (+0)|4 (-3)
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Skills Perception +2
Senses blindsight 30 ft., passive Perception 12
Challenge (100 XP)
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Charge. If the shark moves at least 20 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a ram attack on the same turn, the target must succeed on a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or be stunned for 1 minute. If the target is stunned, the shark can make one bite attack against it as a bonus action. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Water Breathing. The shark can breathe only underwater.

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ACTIONS
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range ft., one target.
Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) piercing damage.

Ram. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range ft., one target.
Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) bludgeoning damage.

MAKO SHARK

These are 12 feet long and blue-grey or tan in color. Mako sharks are very unpredictable, ignoring prey one moment and attacking another.

MAKO SHARK

Large beast, unaligned
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Armour Class 12 (natural armour)
Hit Points 52 (7d10 + 14)
Speed swim 40 ft.
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STR|DEX|CON|INT|WIS|CHA
17 (+3)|13 (+1)|14 (+2)|1 (-5)|10 (+0)|4 (-3)
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Skills Perception +2
Senses blindsight 30 ft., passive Perception 12
Challenge 1 (200 XP)
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Water Breathing. The shark can breathe only underwater.

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ACTIONS
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range ft., one target.
Hit: 12 (2d8 + 3) piercing damage.

GREAT WHITE SHARK

These are 30 feet long or larger and grey with a white underside. They have been known to destroy small boats.

GREAT WHITE SHARK

Huge beast, unaligned
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Armour Class 13 (natural armour)
Hit Points 94 (9d12 + 36)
Speed swim 50 ft.
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STR|DEX|CON|INT|WIS|CHA
21 (+5)|12 (+1)|19 (+4)|1 (-5)|10 (+0)|5 (-3)
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Skills Perception +2
Senses blindsight 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Challenge 3 (700 XP)
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Water Breathing. The shark can breathe only underwater.

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ACTIONS
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range ft., one target.
Hit: 18 (3d8 + 5) piercing damage.

Design Notes: The 3 sharks in the RC actually mapped quite closely to the ones in the 5E MM (Bull -> Reef, Mako -> Hunter, and Great White -> Giant), however, I figured I might as well convert using the RC info to provide just a few more options for water encounters. The bull shark is the main one I wanted converted since its ram-&-stun tactic was interesting and different from the others.