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Beetle, Giant Slicer

This squat but nevertheless large beetle moves with a swift scuttling motion. Its mandibles appear to be remarkably sharp.

Slicer Beetle CR 4

XP 1,200
N Large vermin
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+8 natural, –1 size)
hp 39 (6d8+12)
Fort +7, Ref +2, Will +2
Immune mind-affecting effects

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 20 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +8 (2d6+7/19–20)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks crippling bite

STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 11, Con 15, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 6
Base Atk +4; CMB +10; CMD 20 (28 vs. trip)
Skills Fly –6

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Crippling Bite (Ex)

A slicer beetle’s bite attack threatens a critical hit on a roll of 19–20. If a slicer beetle scores a critical hit on a target, its mandibles cut deep, resulting in a wound that causes 1d6 bleed and leaving its foe staggered for 1d3 rounds from the tremendous pain dealt.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary or cluster (2–5)
Treasure none

The slicer beetle sports specialized mouthparts that scissor apart f lesh for easier consumption. Each side of its horizontally closing mandibles fits into the other with barely a hair’s breadth to spare. These creatures prefer to dwell in compact caves or warrens.

A typical slicer beetle measures 10 feet long and weighs 800 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.