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Piranha SwarmCreature 3

Source Pathfinder Bestiary 3
Perception +9 (blood scent, low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 100 feet)
Languages none
Skills Acrobatics +10, Athletics +8
Str +1, Dex +3, Con +2, Int -5, Wis +2, Cha -2

AC 16; Fort +9; Reflex +10; Will +7;
HP 40
Speed 0 feet (swim 30 feet)
Immunities precision, swarm mind
Weaknesses Area Damage 5, Splash Damage 5
Resistances Bludgeoning 5, Piercing 2, Slashing 5

Low-Light Vision

The monster can see in dim light as though it were bright light, so it ignores the Concealed condition due to dim light.

Blood Scent

The piranha swarm can smell blood in the water from up to 1 mile away.

Scent (Imprecise) 100 feet

Scent involves sensing creatures or objects by smell, and is usually a vague sense. The range is listed in the ability, and it functions only if the creature or object being detected emits an aroma (for instance, incorporeal creatures usually do not exude an aroma).

If a creature emits a heavy aroma or is upwind, the GM can double or even triple the range of scent abilities used to detect that creature, and the GM can reduce the range if a creature is downwind.

Swarm Mind

This monster doesn't have a single mind (typically because it's a swarm of smaller creatures), and is immune to mental effects that target only a specific number of creatures. It is still subject to mental effects that affect all creatures in an area.

Feeding Frenzy One Action

Each enemy in the swarm's space takes 2d6 piercing damage (DC 20 basic reflex save).

A creature that fails the save also takes 1d6 Persistent Bleed Damage and takes a -2 circumstance penalty to their Reflex saves against Feeding Frenzy while this damage continues, as the piranhas' frenzy increases in intensity when they smell blood.

More teeth and fury than body, few fish command as much fear and anxiety as the piranha. They move almost exclusively in schools, overwhelming larger creatures with sheer numbers and ferocity. Piranhas aggress toward sudden disturbances in the water and can smell blood from far away. Harvested piranha teeth serve as excellent cutting tools.

Swimming in vast shoals through open ocean underneath the sparkling sun, lurking deep in the muddy beds of rivers, or schooling in pristine lakes, fish are found nearly anywhere there is water.



Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.