Great white Shark.png
Walking speed
9.0 (total: 900)
9.0 (total: 180)
Armor penetration
Bleeding reduction
Damage reflection
Size scale
Biome statistics
Oxygen time
15 seconds
Temperature time
10 seconds
Pressure time
5 seconds
Salinity time
20 seconds

The Shark is a tier 10 animal.


  • The Shark is one of the animals that are evolved from hammerheads, the other being the Bull Shark and the Tresher Shark.
    • 48,000 XP is required for a hammerhead to evolve into a shark.
  • Sharks do not evolve into any other animals, as they are one of the Tier 10 Animals.
  • Sharks drop meat upon death.
  • As a shark, friendly fire is turned off for all tier 1 animals: meaning you cannot damage them nor be damaged by them.
  • Sharks can't stop swimming for too long, as they will lose oxygen if they do so.
  • Orcas can deplete a shark's oxygen bar if one is to successfully grab a shark. This makes them a hard shark counter as the shark will receive an unavoidable 270 damage if they are grabbed.


Passive Abilities[]

Name Image Description
Bloodseeker Shark Bloodseeker.png You can detect the blood of weakened and bleeding prey from far away.

Active Abilities[]

Name Image Charge Time Description
Long Rush Shark Rush.png 0.5 seconds Charge boost to rush with +200% speed and +50% damage (270).

You have limited turning during the rush.

Your boost ends upon hitting an animal.

You're immune to most grabs while rushing (and during the delay), giant squids are exceptions.

You're slowed by 25% if you miss your boost.

You can't eat food except meat while boosting.

Suitable Biomes[]

  • The suitable biome for the shark is the ocean.
    • If a shark enters the ocean surface, it will lose oxygen.
    • If a shark enters the arctic, it will lose temperature.
    • If a shark enters the arctic surface, it will lose oxygen and temperature.
    • If a shark enters the deeeep, it will lose pressure.
    • If a shark enters the swamp, it will lose salinity.
    • If a shark enters the swamp surface, it will not regenerate salinity.


This is a complete list of food that sharks can eat.

Name Can be eaten by Image XP Description
Barb All except for the stonefish who spawned it Barb.png 0 Spawns behind a stonefish using their active ability. Deals damage upon eating it (7% of max life). Poisons anyone who eats it with a base DPS of 10% that lasts 5 seconds (except poison-immune animals). Despawns after 4 seconds.
Bird Poop All except for lamprey and seagull Bird Poop.png 10 Affected by gravity. Automatically spawns below any seagull every 10 seconds.
Plankton All Food.png 25 Spawns in the ocean.
Ice All Ice.png 50 Spawns in the arctic and deeeep.
Volcano Food All except lamprey Lavabubble.png 125 Floats upwards and stays in clumps above volcanos. Spawns out of volcanoes, which can be hidden in and are located in the arctic and the deeeep. When eaten as an animal that is not suited to the arctic, it will replenish some of your temperature.
Person Tier 9 to tier 10 except sunfish and stonefish Man.png 300 Spawns just above the water. Does not spawn in the arctic.
Flappy Duck Ray to tier 10 Flappyduck.png 675 Spawns in a horizontal line just below the height limit in TFFA.
Meat All Meat.png 1000 Spawns where an animal dies (tier 2 to tier 10 animals only). The amount of meat that spawns depends on what animal it was.

Hiding Places[]

Sharks cannot hide anywhere as they are a tier 10 animal.


This section highlights all the changes made to the shark in documented updates so far. A full changelog can be found here.

Update Changes
Pre-November 4th, 2016 (Release) Added 7 animals: fish, crab, squid, ray, hammerhead, dolphin, and shark.
November 4th, 2016 Sharks can no longer stay still for too long, as they will stop breathing.
January 21st, 2017 Shark has new passive (Bloodseeker) and active (Rage) skills (rage increases speed for 4 seconds, but slows rotation speed).

If a killer whale grabs a shark, it will now lose all of its oxygen.

Sharks without oxygen lose 10% of their max life per second.

February 2nd, 2017 Sharks can no longer eat food while in rage.
February 13th, 2017 Killer whale's maximum grabbing time for a shark has been reduced from 4 to 3 seconds.

DogJelly's idea: Whale's attack increases when killer whales or sharks are near. 5% per shark and 15% per orca, stackable 5 times. Attack only increases towards Sharks/Orca.

February 28th, 2017 Sharks and orcas can now eat NPC fish (pollock).

Removed whale damage bonus for sharks (and bonus for orcas is divided by amount of whales near).

March 18th, 2017 Giant Squid can now grab a boosting shark.