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How to Deal with Sharks – Raft Wiki Guide

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  • If you’re full HP, you’ll only be able to take four bites from a Shark before it kills you.
  • Dealing three damage points to the shark will cause it to let go of any structures it may be destroying or potentially stopping any incoming attacks.

  • The Shark is set to attack the raft every 5 minutes, but should you enter the water, the five-minute timer will be paused until you exit.
  • After successfully killing the shark, it will respawn in the area after 3 minutes.

Distract Bruce with Shark Baits

Need to get in the water but scared you’ll run into Bruce, the Shark? Well, look no further than Shark Bait, as the meaty distraction will allow you to explore underwater without any distractions for a short period.

With the ability to sense the bait from up to 80 meters away, the shark can also sense when players are in the water from up to 30 meters away. With up to 1,000 health points, you can expect the Shark Bait to last the following duration.

  • Game Mode: Easy & Normal
    • Health: 800
    • Time: 1 Minute and 5 Seconds
  • Game Mode: Hard
    • Health: 1,000
    • Time: 1 Minute and 20 Seconds

So if you’re looking to create a Shark Bait distraction, you’ll need 2 Rope, 2 Raw Herring, and 1 Raw Pomfret.


It’s important to remember to time your dives, as the baits are only a temporary distraction, and you do not want to get caught off guard.

Alternatively, if you’re playing with friends, you can always have them store their items and distract the shark for you while you attempt to gather the underwood resources.

When it does come to diving, it’s important to remember that shallow water near the shore of islands is always the most prepared Diving in the shallow water near shore, opposed to the deep, dark, depths of the ocean.

How to Successfully Defeat Sharks in Raft

If you’re looking to kill the shark, particularly while underwater, there are a few techniques that you will need to learn in order to attack the shark without taking any damage.

To attack the shark without taking any damage, you’ll want to be swimming towards it and attacking it on the nose as it opens its mouth. As you can imagine, this method is pretty hit and miss until you’ve managed to master the timing.Alternatively, you can kill sharks in a much slower but easier process that some might find rather tedious. As we explained in our Tips and Tricks section above, sharks can smell players from up to 30 meters away, so you’ll want to work on bringing the shark towards the raft by jumping in and out of the water.

Once it’s close enough to the raft, you will want to continue jumping in and out of the water. Just as the shark is about to attack you, jump back onto the raft and quickly attempt to attack the shark with either your Spear or Machete.

Here’s a complete breakdown of how many hits each major weapon will need to do to kill the shark.

How Many Hits To Kill A Shark
Weapon Hits
Wooden Spear 30
Metal Spear 15
Stone Arrows 15
Metal Arrows 10
Machete 10

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