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This behemoth has three huge, snapping shark-like heads on short, scaly necks, while its lower body appears to be that of a gigantic octopus with eight muscular tentacles.

Lusca CR 17

XP 102,400
CE Gargantuan magical beast (aquatic)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +28


AC 32, touch 6, flat-footed 32 (+26 natural, –4 size)
hp 270 (20d10+160)
Fort +20, Ref +12, Will +11
Immune electricity, poison


Speed 10 ft., swim 40 ft., jet 200 ft.
Melee 3 bites +27 (2d8+10/19–20), 8 tentacles +21 (1d8+5 plus grab)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d8+5 plus poisonous suckers), rend ship
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 18th; concentration +22)

3/daychain lightning (DC 20), geyser (DC 19)
1/daysummon (level 8, 1d3 dire sharks 50%), vortex (DC 21)


Str 30, Dex 11, Con 26, Int 13, Wis 21, Cha 18
Base Atk +20; CMB +34 (+38 grapple); CMD 44
Feats Awesome Blow, Critical Focus, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Sickening Critical, Snatch, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Perception +28, Stealth +11, Swim +41
Languages Aquan, Common
SQ tenacious grapple


Poisonous Suckers (Ex)

A creature constricted by a lusca's tentacles is exposed to its deadly venom.

Lusca Venom: Constrict—injury; save Fort DC 28; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d6 Dex; cure 2 consecutive saves.

Rend Ship (Ex)

As a full-round action, a lusca can attempt to use four of its tentacles to grapple a ship of its size or smaller by making a combat maneuver check opposed by the ship's captain's Profession (sailor) check; the lusca receives a cumulative +4 bonus on the check for each size category smaller than Gargantuan the ship is. If the lusca grapples the ship, it holds the ship motionless; it can attack targets anywhere on or within the ship with its tentacles, but can't attack foes at all with its shark heads. Each round it maintains its hold on the ship, it automatically deals bite damage to the ship's hull.

Tenacious Grapple (Ex)

A lusca does not gain the grappled condition if it grapples a foe with its tentacles.