monster Scarab Beetle Giant

Scarab
Beetle Giant

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Striped Love Beetle Eudicella gralli at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England. Lives in the forests of Central Africa, especially Zaire. The irridescent wing covers are used as jewellery in marriage ceremonies. The males have horns, as in this picture. Photographed by Adrian Pingstone in December 2005 and released to the public domain.Striped Love Beetle Eudicella gralli at Bristol Zoo,
Bristol, England. Lives in the forests of Central Africa, especially Zaire.
The irridescent wing covers are used as jewellery in marriage ceremonies.
The males have horns, as in this picture. Photographed by Adrian Pingstone
in December 2005 and released to the public domain.


Originally Posted by Dracomortis
of the Wizards Community forums.

On
this Thread

A
giant scarab beetle is a rightfully feared predator of the waste. It can tear
the flesh off a victim in a matter of seconds, and it often surprises those wandering
above its lair before they can defend themselves.

Giant scarab
beetles are highly aggressive and attack even when not hungry or provoked.
























Scarab
Beetle Giant
Large vermin
Hit
Dice
9d8+18
(58 hp)
Initiative +3
Speed 30 ft.
(6 squares), burrow 30 ft.
Armor
Class
19 (–1
size, +3 Dexterity, +7 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 16
Base
Attack/Grapple
+6/+14
Attack Bite
+9 melee (3d6+6)
Full
Attack
Bite
+9 melee (3d6+6)
Space/Reach 10 ft./5
ft.
Special
Attacks
Desiccate
Special
Qualities
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves Fort
+8, Ref +7, Will +3
Abilities Strength
19, Dexterity 17, Constitution 15, Intelligence —, Wisdom 10, Charisma 9
Skills —
Feats —
Environment Warm
deserts
Organization Solitary,
pair, swarm (6–11), or mass (11–20)
Challenge
Rating
5
Treasure None
Alignment Always
neutral
Advancement 10–18
HD (Large); 19–27 HD (Huge)
Level
Adjustment
—

Combat

Giant
scarab beetles usually wait beneath the sand until prey passes overhead, then
bursts from hiding and grabs the closest opponent with its powerful jaws.

Desiccate
(Ex)
A giant scarab beetle can reduce a victim to nothing in mere seconds.
Any living creature struck by a giant scarab beetle’s bite attack must make
a DC 16 Fortitude save or take 1d6 points of Constitution damage. A creature reduced
to 0 Constitution by the scarab beetle is consumed completely. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Improved
Grab (Ex)
To use this ability, a giant scarab beetle must hit with its bite
attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking
an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold
and automatically deals bite damage each round it maintains the grapple. A grappled
foe is also subjected to the giant scarab beetle’s desiccate attack each
round.

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