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Sahuagin exists in other D&D editions see:

Sahuagin (disambiguation).

This material from the 5th edition SRD is published under the OGL and CC-BY
Sahuagin [SRD5 OGL/CC-BY][1] [2] [3] [4]
Medium Humanoid (Sahuagin), Lawful Evil
Armor Class: 12 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 22 (4d8+4)
Speed: 30 ft., swim 40 ft.
13 (+1) 11 (+0) 12 (+1) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 9 (-1)
Skills: Perception +5
Senses: darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages: Sahuagin
Habitat: Coastal, Underwater
Challenge: 1/2 (100 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +2


Blood Frenzy. The sahuagin has advantage on melee attack rolls against any creature that doesn't have all its hit points.

Limited Amphibiousness. The sahuagin can breathe air and water, but it needs to be submerged at least once every 4 hours to avoid suffocating.

Shark Telepathy. The sahuagin can magically command any shark within 120 feet of it using a limited telepathy. 


Multiattack. The sahuagin makes two melee attacks: one with its bite and one with its claws or spear.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d4+1) piercing damage.

Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d4+1) slashing damage.

Spear. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4+1) piercing damage, or 5 (1d8+1) piercing damage if used with two hands to make a melee attack.

End of the SRD5 material

Unofficial Description: Sahuagin are aquatic humanoids, shark-like in temperament

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Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL & CC-BY.
  2. also published in — Wizards RPG Team (September 2014). Monster Manual. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786965618. p. 263.
  3. Habitat — Not part of the SRD5.
  4. habitat - Dungeon Master's Guide (5e) p.302-305

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Facts about "Sahuagin"
AlignmentLawful Evil +
AuthorSRD5 +
CRval0.5 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating1/2 +
Creature NameSahuagin +
Experience Points100 +
FeaturesBlood Frenzy +, Limited Amphibiousness +, Shark Telepathy +, Multiattack +, Bite +, Claws + and Spear +
HabitatCoastal + and Underwater +
Hit Dice4d8+4 +
Hit Points22 +
NameSahuagin +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeMedium +
SortTextSahuagin AAA Common +
SubtypeSahuagin +
SummarySahuagin are aquatic humanoids, shark-like in temperament +
TypeHumanoid +