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Celestial Dire Shark

Dire Shark
NG Huge Magical Beast (extraplanar)
Init +2; Senses Darkvision 60, Keen Scent; Listen +12, Spot +11

AC 17 (-2 size, +2 Dex, +7 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 15
hp 147 (18 HD); DR 10/magic
SR 23
Resist Acid, Cold and Electricity 10
Fort +14, Ref +13, Will +12
Speed swim 60
Melee Bite +18 (2d8+9)
Space/Reach 15 ft./10 ft.
Base Atk +13; Grp +27
Atk Options Smite Evil 1/day (+18 damage)

Abilities Str 23, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 3, Wis 12, Cha 10
SQ Swim: A dire shark has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.
Feats Improved Natural Attack (bite), Toughness (4), Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Listen +12, Spot +11, Swim +14
Improved Grab: To use this ability, a dire shark must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can try to swallow the foe on the following round.
Swallow Whole: A dire shark can try to swallow a grabbed opponent of up to one size smaller by making a successful grapple check. The swallowed creature takes 2d6+6 points of bludgeoning damage and 1d8+4 points of acid damage per round from the dire shark's gullet. A swallowed creature can cut its way out by using a light slashing or piercing weapon to deal 25 points of damage to the gizzard (AC 13). Once the creature exits, muscular action closes the hole; another swallowed opponent must cut its own way out.

CR 11

Encounter Treasure

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Sourcebooks: Monster Manual

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