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Creatures in "Gar" Category

NameCR
Gar1
Giant Gar6

Gar, Giant Gar

This fish is enormous—a sleek predator with bony scales and a long set of toothy jaws.

Giant Gar CR 6

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 128
XP 2,400
N Huge animal (aquatic)
Init +4; Senses low-light vision; Perception +11

Defense

AC 19, touch 8, flat-footed 19 (+11 natural, –2 size)
hp 73 (7d8+42)
Fort +11, Ref +7, Will +5

Offense

Speed swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +13 (2d6+15 plus grab)
Space 15 ft., Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks swallow whole (2d6+10 bludgeoning damage, AC 15, hp 7)

Statistics

Str 30, Dex 10, Con 23, Int 1, Wis 13, Cha 2
Base Atk +5; CMB +17 (+21 grapple); CMD 27 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack
Skills Perception +11, Swim +18

Ecology

Environment temperate freshwater
Organization solitary, pair, or school (3–6)
Treasure none

Description

Although typical gars are frightening enough, tales of enormous giant gars that lurk in the deepest rivers and lakes persist in many regions. These creatures are true monsters, often growing to lengths of 30 feet or more and capable of swallowing a horse and rider in a single gulp. Fortunately, giant gars are much rarer than their smaller kin.

Giant gars are often kept as pets and guard animals by aquatic creatures such as merrows, scrags (aquatic trolls), and the rare sea hags who dwell in freshwater dens.