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Sharks are underwater Hostile Creatures in Sea of Thieves. Sharks attack by charging and biting. Each Shark attack lowers player health by 50%.

Sharks can only be found in the Ocean. They are attracted to Shipwrecks, Naval combat, and Megalodons which make them spawn in larger groups (2-4 Sharks). When swimming in calm waters, the shark spawn rate is greatly reduced, making it possible for a player to swim from one island to the next with no disturbances. They can be killed with any weapon, it generally takes 3 hits from any firearm and 5 sword hits. It is possible to Harpoon a shark or even stand on top of one.

Shark meat

When a shark is killed it drops a piece of Shark meat, which can be cooked and sold to The Hunter's Call or to the Sovereigns for a lesser price.


Base Rewards
(+50% when selling directly to The Hunter's Call)
Raw Under-Cooked Cooked Burnt
Sovereigns' Price X 40 Gold 45 Gold Gold
Hunter's Call Price X 60 Gold 68 Gold Gold


  • A Shark will not trigger a Gunpowder Barrel when it bites.
  • A shark's attack can be dodged by swimming directly towards the shark and going down last second.
  • The Shark's appearance may have been inspired by the real life Great White Shark.

Patch history

  • 2.2.1 (August 17, 2021)
    • Sharks should no longer chase players out of the sea and swim up onto the beaches.
  • 1.0.0 (March 20, 2018)
    • Introduced.