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The Shark is a Threat that attacks the player and destroys the raft.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The Shark is an enemy always present around the player's raft and can be heard as it swims nearby. It will attack the raft approximately every 5 minutes. Jumping into the water pauses this timer for the duration that it is targeting you. When the Shark attacks the player's raft, it won't stop until it is killed, is dealt three points of damage, or breaks the piece that it is attacking. If a player enters the water while the Shark is around, it will immediately turn around and chase that player, unless the player is too far away, or another player is closer. If killed, the Shark will respawn after a few minutes.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Momentarily Deterring the Shark

Stabbing the Shark while underwater just as it opens its mouth will cause it to turn and swim away, giving the player a few seconds to reach land or the raft.

Simple Killing

The Shark dies if you do any of the following: stab him 30 times with a Wooden Spear, 15 times with a Metal Spear, or shoot him with a Bow and Arrow 10 times. While the amount of hits is fairly high, the Shark has a very straightforward attack pattern. Once the player gets used to these, killing the Shark without taking damage shouldn't be a problem. Do note that the window for attacking the Shark without taking damage yourself is much smaller on Hard Mode.


Placing Foundation Armor on Foundations and Collection Nets will cause the Shark to not attack the reinforced foundation. Alternatively, throwing Shark Bait into the water will distract the Shark for 80 seconds until it breaks the bait. Damaging the Shark with Weapons will cause him to swim away, later returning to the Shark Bait. If the player is still in the water after attacking a bait-eating Shark, it will return to attack the player.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Shark is named Bruce by the developers, which is likely a reference to the movie Jaws.

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