If you’ve been playing Stranded Deep for any amount of time, you may have come across a shark and wondered how to go about killing it. These are some of the deadliest creatures in the sea, so you’ll need to be careful if you want to attack one. Before you give it a shot, we suggest that you learn how to kill a shark in Stranded Deep.
How to Kill a Shark
There are currently five different types of sharks in Stranded Deep, each with different qualities and levels of health. Below is a list of all of the different varieties of sharks that can be found in the game. While each type is a little bit different, they can be hunted the same.
- Goblin Shark
- Great White Shark
- Hammerhead Shark
- Tiger Shark
- Whale Shark
The best way to kill a shark in Stranded Deep is with a bow and arrow or a speargun, depending on what materials you have available. If you have a speargun, it’ll be the best option. However, if you don’t have one on hand, a bow and arrow is will work fine. Plus, it’s easier to make than a speargun.
The number of hits you need to kill a shark in Stranded Deep will depend on the type of shark you’re fighting. Let’s say that you’re trying to kill a Tiger Shark, it should take around ten hits with either weapon. If you’re fighting a more dangerous shark, you may need a few extra hits, if it’s not as dangerous, you won’t need as many hits.
When you’re trying to hunt the shark, you’ll want to stand on top of something, like a raft or some rocks and shoot your arrows or spear down at it as it circles beneath you.
Sharks typically won’t attack you unless you provoke them first, so you may be able to land a shot or two if you catch them off guard. Additionally, if you’re standing on a raft, be advised that the sharks will likely try to knock you off and into the water. If you fall in, you need to get back on the raft as quickly as possible, or you’ll likely die.
Each shark you fight will have different qualities and offer different resources. For example, a Tiger Shark offers three large meat and four rawhides, while a Great White can be skinned for four large meat and four rawhides. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the danger level of the shark, the better reward you’ll get for killing it.
Some players have stated that they have hit the shark more than ten times and it hasn’t died. If that’s the case, then you’re either missing your target, fighting two different sharks, or experiencing some kind of glitch. If you’re certain that you’re not missing and are only fighting one shark, your best bet is going to be to abandon the fight, because you won’t be able to win due to a glitch.
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