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Octopus, Reef

Reef Octopus Creature1

N Small Animal Aquatic

Senses 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 [one-action] beak +9 (finesse), Damage 1d10+1 piercing plus reef octopus venom

Melee [one-action] arm +9 (agile, finesse), Damage 1d6+1 bludgeoning plus Grab Camouflage As blue-ringed octopus.

Ink Cloud [one-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-actions] As blue-ringed octopus, but 80 feet.

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-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.


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

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