Zombie, Giant Shark

Family: Zombies

Huge undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 87 (7d12 + 42)
Speed 0 ft., swim 50 ft.

21 (+5) 10 (+0) 23 (+6) 1 (-5) 9 (-1) 3 (-4)

Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses blindsight 60 ft., passive Perception 9
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Blood Frenzy. The shark has advantage on melee attack rolls against any creature that doesn’t have all its hit points.
  • Pack Tactics. The shark has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the shark’s allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.
  • Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the shark has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
  • Undead Fortitude. If damage reduces the shark to 0 hit points, it must make a Constitution saving throw with a DC of 5 + the damage taken, unless the damage is radiant or from a critical hit. On a success, the shark drops to 1 hit point instead.
  • Water Breathing. The shark can breathe only underwater.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (2d10 + 5) piercing damage.


A large fin pierces the blue of the sea. Lurking just out of sight is a powerful predator. However, this is no ordinary sea creature. This is the giant shark zombie, a lethal killing machine. Shark zombies resemble living sharks, but they also show the wounds that killed them.

Great Guardian. These undead horrors are used by sahuagin to guard important locations. The sharks are able to follow simple commands from the sea devils.

Powerful Predator. They are at least 30 feet long and have sizeable jaws. Giant shark zombies always take the shortest route to their prey. Groups of shark zombies often work together to swarm victims.

Sahuagin Servant. Some sahuagin also use these undead as mounts. Many mariners believe sahuagin necromancers are responsible for bringing the fearsome sharks back from the dead.

Undead Nature. A giant shark zombie doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.

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