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Reef Octopus

The common reef octopus is a risky but valuable catch for coastal fishers.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 15

Reef OctopusCreature 1

NSmallAnimalAquatic
Source Bestiary 2 pg. 187 2.0
Perception +7; low-light vision
Skills Athletics +6, Stealth +9
Str +1, Dex +4, Con +1, Int -4, Wis +1, Cha +0
AC 17; Fort +6, Ref +9, Will +7
HP 20; Resistances cold 3
Speed 10 feet, swim 30 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action beak +9 [+4/-1] (finesse), Damage 1d10+1 piercing plus reef octopus venomMelee Single ActionSingle Action arm +9 [+5/+1] (agile, finesse), Damage 1d6+1 bludgeoning plus GrabCamouflage The reef octopus can change the color of its skin to Hide even if it doesn't have cover.Ink Cloud Single ActionSingle Action The reef octopus emits a cloud of dark-brown ink in a 10-foot emanation. This cloud has no effect outside of water. Creatures inside the cloud are hidden and can't use their sense of smell. The cloud dissipates after 1 minute. The octopus can't use Ink Cloud again for 2d6 rounds.Jet Two ActionsTwo Actions The reef octopus moves up to 80 feet in a straight line through the water without triggering reactions.Reef Octopus Venom (poison) Saving Throw DC 17 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d4 poison damage and flat-footed (1 round); Stage 2 1d6 poison damage and flat-footed (1 round); Stage 3 1d8 poison damage and flat-footed (1 round)Writhing Arms Two ActionsTwo Actions The reef octopus makes up to four arm Strikes with different arms, each against a different target. These attacks count toward the octopus's multiple attack penalty, but the multiple attack penalty doesn't increase until after it makes all of its attacks.

All Monsters in "Octopus"

NameLevel
Blue-Ringed Octopus0
Giant Octopus8
Reef Octopus1

Octopus

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 187 2.0
These cunning marine animals live in a variety of ocean habitats.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Octopus Species

The octopuses presented here are smaller versions of the much larger giant octopus, but other species exist as well. The brightly colored seafire octopus occupies a predatory niche somewhere between the reef octopus and giant octopus—its bite injects a venom that causes a painful rash and nausea. The immense grisly octopus is among the largest of its kind. It can swallow humans whole and can squirt particularly sticky crimson ink to incapacitate prey.