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SHARK, SWORDTOOTH

Large beast, unaligned

DEFENSE

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 60 (8d10 + 16)
Speed 0 ft., swim 40 ft.

ABILITY SCORES

STR 18 (+4)DEX 13 (+1)CON 15 (+2)INT 1 (-5)WIS 10 (+0)CHA 4 (-3)

STATISTICS

Skills Perception +4
Senses blindsight 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages ---
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

TRAITS

Ambusher. The swordtooth shark has advantage on attack rolls against any creature it has surprised.

Blood Frenzy. The swordtooth shark has advantage on melee attack rolls against any creature that doesn't have all its hit points.

Savage Bite. A bite attack deals one extra die of damage when the swordtooth shark hits with it (included in the attack).

Water Breathing. The swordtooth shark can breathe only underwater.

ACTIONS

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (3d8 + 4) piercing damage.



Swordtooth sharks are highly aggressive carnivores that spend most of their time hunting and killing. Swordtooth sharks are found in both freshwater and saltwater, and while most dwell in the large expanse of the world’s oceans, some take to underground rivers and lakes where the fish are plentiful and other predators are rare. Swordtooth sharks, like their brethren, are pure killing machines, highly aggressive when hungry, and extremely territorial. A typical swordtooth’s territory can cover several square miles.

Swordtooths, like some other sharks, are not required to be in perpetual motion. They often rest on the bottom of their watery lair, staying motionless for up to 24 hours. When resting, a swordtooth is highly attuned to its surroundings and always has its eyes open and focused on anything moving near it. Because of their resting habits, some swordtooths have developed ambush tactics, lying in wait on the ocean floor for prey to swim nearby before striking with blinding speed.

The average swordtooth shark dull gray in color. It is 10 feet long and weighs about 500 pounds, but can grow to lengths of up to 20 feet and weigh over 1,000 pounds. A swordtooth shark has three rows of razor-sharp teeth, pointed lower teeth for gripping its prey and serrated upper teeth for tearing flesh and muscle. Smaller prey is usually swallowed whole, while large prey is torn into large chunks before being eaten. Occasionally a swordtooth is cut open and a small amount of treasure spills out; remnants of a previously digested meal. A swordtooth has an average lifespan of 30–40 years.

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