Beetle, Giant Slicer

Beetle, Giant Slicer

This creature is a Giant beetle with a triangular head and two long, razor sharp mandibles.

Its body is jet black.

This creature is a Giant beetle with a grayish- brown carapace and wing-covers. A large, brownish-black “horn” is positioned between its mandibles.

Giant Slicer Beetle

XP 700 ()

Unaligned Large

Initiative +0


DEFENSE

AC 15 (natural armor)

hp: 59 (7d10 + 21)


OFFENSE

Speed: 20 ft.

Melee Attack—Bite: +7 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 2d10 + 5 piercing damage. If this attack scores a critical hit, see Vorpal Bite, below.


STATISTICS

Str 20 (+5), Dex 10 (+0), Con 16 (+3),

Int 2 (–4), Wis 10 (+0), Cha 9 (–1)

Languages: None

Senses: Darkvision 60 ft.


TRAITS

Vorpal Bite: The mandibles of a slicer beetle are extremely sharp. It scores a critical hit if the attack roll is a natural 19 or 20. If a slicer beetle scores a critical hit on its attack roll, the affected creature must make a DC 10 Dex saving throw. Failure indicates the slicer beetle severed one of the opponent’s extremities (roll 1d8: 1–4 = arm, 5–8 = leg; even = right, odd = left).


ECOLOGY

Environment: Temperate

Organization: Solitary or cluster (2–5)

The slicer beetle closely resembles a large stag beetle and is often mistaken for one. However, the slicer beetle is more aggressive than the stag beetle. The creature dines on carrion, fresh meat, and leaves.

Slicer beetles are about 10 feet long, but they can grow to lengths of 20 feet or more.

The slicer beetle attacks by biting with its razor-sharp mandibles. Their lairs are often littered with the severed limbs of their victims.