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Scorpion, Black

This towering scorpion’s carapace is as black as coal, and its claws are each as long as a man’s body.

Black Scorpion
CR 15

XP 51,200
N Colossal vermin
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +4

DEFENSE

AC 30, touch 2, flat-footed 30 (+28 natural, –8 size)
hp 228 (24d8+120)
Fort +19, Ref +8, Will +8
Immune mind-affecting effects

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft.
Melee 2 claws +23 (2d8+13 plus grab), sting +23 (2d6+13 plus poison)
Space 30 ft.; Reach 30 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (2d8+19), rapid stinging

STATISTICS

Str 36, Dex 10, Con 20, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +18; CMB +39 (+43 grapple); CMD 49 (61 vs. trip)
Skills Climb +17, Perception +4, Stealth –12; Racial Modifiers +4 Climb, +4 Perception, +4 Stealth

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Poison (Ex)

Sting—injury; save Fort DC 27; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d4 Str, 1d4 Dex, and 1d4 Con; cure 3 saves.

Rapid Stinging (Ex)

A black scorpion’s stinger strikes with astounding speed; it can make one additional attack in a round with its sting as a swift action.

ECOLOGY

Environment warm deserts
Organization solitary
Treasure none

The immense black scorpion is one of the largest desert predators. Capable of stinging with blinding speed, this creature is constantly on the hunt.

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.