Pike, Giant

Huge beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 45 (10d8)
Speed 30 ft. (swim)

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 17 (+3) 10 (+0) 2 (-4) 14 (+2) 7 (-2)

Skills Stealth +5
Senses darkvision 120 ft., tremorsense (Water) 60 ft.; passive Perception 12
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Actions

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d8+3) piercing damage and target must succeed at a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw or is swallowed. Targets swallowed suffer 3 (1d6) damage per round from digestive juices, but can attack with small weapons, automatically hitting for base damage (no strength or Dexterity bonus).

About

Massive predators. Giant pike are rare and enormous fish, measuring nearly 20 feet in length.

Bottom feeders. Giant pike lurk near the bottom of lakes or underground rivers. They occasionally swim close to the surface in search of prey, particularly when that prey seems ripe for the feast.

Agile hunters. The giant pike’s favored tactic is to swim underneath their target and surprise them. The pike attempts to swallow any medium or smaller target and retreat. They are bold, but are inclined to retreat when their prey puts up too much of a fight.

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