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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the wereshark is a type of lycanthrope.

Publication history[edit]

The wereshark first appeared in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[1]

Weresharks are available to use as player characters in Night Howlers (1992),[2] which resulted in Rick Swan describing them as one of the "oddball variants" of lycanthrope in the basic Dungeons & Dragons game.[3]

The wereshark appeared in second edition for the Forgotten Realms setting in the City of Splendors (1994) boxed set, and under the "lycanthrope" heading in Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995).[4]

The wereshark appeared in third edition in Monsters of Faerûn (2001),[5] and appeared in Lost Empires of Faerûn (2005).[6]


A wereshark is a neutral evil human inflicted with a form of lycanthropy which enables it to take shark form whenever it chooses.