Sahuagin are savage fighters, asking for and giving no
quarter. When swimming, a sahuagin rakes with its feet as it
strikes with its claws or a weapon. About half of any group of
sahuagin are also armed with nets.
Blood Frenzy: Once per day a sahuagin that takes damage in
combat can fly into a frenzy the following round, clawing and
biting madly until either it or its opponent is dead. It gains +2
Constitution and +2 Strength, and suffers a -2 AC penalty. The
sahuagin cannot end its frenzy voluntarily.
Speak with Sharks (Ex): Sahuagin can communicate
telepathically with sharks up to 150 feet away. The communication
is limited to fairly simple concepts such as "food,"
"danger," and "enemy." Sahuagin can use
Animal Empathy to befriend and train sharks.
Underwater Sense (Ex): A sahuagin can locate creatures
underwater within a 30-foot radius. This ability negates the
effects of invisibility and poor visibility. It is less effective
against creatures without central nervous systems, such as
undead, oozes, and constructs; a sahuagin can locate such
creatures only within a 15-foot radius. Sahuagin are not fooled
by figments when underwater.
Light Blindness (Ex): Abrupt exposure to bright light (such as
sunlight or a daylight spell) blinds sahuagin for 1 round. In
addition to temporary blindness, they suffer a -1 morale penalty
to all attack rolls, saves, and checks while operating in bright
Amphibious (Ex): Sahuagin can survive out of the water for 1
hour per 2 points of Constitution.
Freshwater Sensitivity (Ex): A sahuagin fully immersed in
freshwater must succeed at a Fortitude save (DC 15) or leave the
water immediately. If the sahuagin fails and cannot escape, it
suffers a -4 morale penalty to all attack rolls, saves, and
checks. Even on a success, it must repeat the save attempt every
10 minutes it remains immersed.
Skills: Sahuagin receive a +4 racial bonus to Hide, Listen,
and Spot checks. *Underwater, the bonus improves to +8. They
receive a +8 bonus to Wilderness Lore and Profession (hunt)
checks within fifty miles of their homes.
A male sahuagin's favored class is ranger. Female
sahuagin favor the cleric class. Sahuagin clerics can choose any
two of the following domains: Evil, Law, Strength, and War.