3e SRD:Sahuagin

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Size/Type: Medium Humanoid (Aquatic)
Hit Dice: 2d8+2 (11 hp)
Initiative: +1 (Dex)
Speed: 30 ft., swim 60 ft.
AC: 16 (+1 Dex, +5 natural)
Attacks: Trident +3 melee, 2 rakes +1 melee (or 2 rakes +3 melee, 2 claws +1 melee), bite +1 melee; or heavy crossbow +2 ranged
Damage: Trident 1d8+2, rake 1d4+2 (1d4+1 when a secondary attack), claw 1d2+1, bite 1d4+1; or heavy crossbow 1d10
Face/Reach: 5 ft. by 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Blood frenzy
Special Qualities: Speak with sharks, underwater sense, light blindness, amphibious, freshwater sensitivity
Saves: Fort +4, Ref +1, Will +1
Abilities: Str 14, Dex 13, Con 12, Int 14, Wis 13, Cha 9
Skills: Animal Empathy +2, Hide +6*, Listen +7*, Profession (hunt) +2, Spot +7*, Wilderness Lore +1*
Feats: Multiattack
Climate/Terrain: Warm aquatic
Organization: Solitary, pair, team (5-8), patrol (11-20 plus 1 3rd-level lieutenant and 1-2 sharks), band (20-80 plus 100% noncombatants plus 1 3rd-level lieutenant and 1 4th-level chieftain per 20 adults plus 1-2 sharks), or tribe (70-160 plus 100% noncombatants plus 1 3rd-level lieutenant per 20 adults, 1 4th-level chieftain per 40 adults, 9 4th-level guards, 1-4 underpriestesses of 3rd-6th level, 1 7th-level priestess, and 1 baron of 6th-8th level plus 5-8 sharks)
Challenge Rating: 2
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Always lawful evil
Advancement: By character class


Sahuagin are savage fighters, asking for and giving no quarter. When swimming, a sahuagin rakes with its feet as it strikes with its claws or a weapon. About half of any group of sahuagin are also armed with nets.

Blood Frenzy: Once per day a sahuagin that takes damage in combat can fly into a frenzy the following round, clawing and biting madly until either it or its opponent is dead. It gains +2 Constitution and +2 Strength, and suffers a -2 AC penalty. The sahuagin cannot end its frenzy voluntarily.

Speak with Sharks (Ex): Sahuagin can communicate telepathically with sharks up to 150 feet away. The communication is limited to fairly simple concepts such as "food," "danger," and "enemy." Sahuagin can use Animal Empathy to befriend and train sharks.

Underwater Sense (Ex): A sahuagin can locate creatures underwater within a 30-foot radius. This ability negates the effects of invisibility and poor visibility. It is less effective against creatures without central nervous systems, such as undead, oozes, and constructs; a sahuagin can locate such creatures only within a 15-foot radius. Sahuagin are not fooled by figments when underwater.

Light Blindness (Ex): Abrupt exposure to bright light (such as sunlight or a daylight spell) blinds sahuagin for 1 round. In addition to temporary blindness, they suffer a -1 morale penalty to all attack rolls, saves, and checks while operating in bright light.

Amphibious (Ex): Sahuagin can survive out of the water for 1 hour per 2 points of Constitution.

Freshwater Sensitivity (Ex): A sahuagin fully immersed in freshwater must succeed at a Fortitude save (DC 15) or leave the water immediately. If the sahuagin fails and cannot escape, it suffers a -4 morale penalty to all attack rolls, saves, and checks. Even on a success, it must repeat the save attempt every 10 minutes it remains immersed.

Skills: Sahuagin receive a +4 racial bonus to Hide, Listen, and Spot checks. Underwater, the bonus improves to +8. They receive a +8 bonus to Wilderness Lore and Profession (hunt) checks within fifty miles of their homes.

Sahuagin Mutants

About one in two hundred sahuagin has four arms. Such creatures can make four claw attacks or use extra weapons, in addition to the rake and bite attacks.

If a community of aquatic elves is located within a hundred miles of a sahuagin community, about one in one hundred sahuagin looks just like an aquatic elf. These creatures, called malenti, have a swim speed of 40 feet, can remain out of water for 1 hour per point of Constitution, and have freshwater and light sensitivity (-1 to attack rolls). They are otherwise identical with sahuagin.

Sahuagin Characters

A male sahuagin's favored class is ranger. Female sahuagin favor the cleric class. Sahuagin clerics can choose any two of the following domains: Evil, Law, Strength, and War.

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