This massive scorpion erupts from the sand, its giant pincers snapping and its tail stinger swaying threateningly.
|Giant Emperor Scorpion||CR 11|
Str 33, Dex 13, Con 20, Int —, Wis 12, Cha 2
Base Atk +11; CMB +26 (+30 grapple); CMD 37 (49 vs. trip)
Skills Climb +15, Perception +5, Stealth –3 (+1 in deserts); Racial Modifiers +4 Climb, +4 Perception, +8 Stealth (+12 in deserts)
A giant emperor scorpion can spend 1 minute digging itself into the soil or other ground debris. It then waits for its tremorsense to detect prey. When a creature comes within range, it can erupt from the ground as a free action as part of a charge, allowing it to use its pounce ability. When dug in, the scorpion has improved cover granting it a +10 bonus on Stealth checks.
Environment warm deserts
A giant emperor scorpion is an ambush predator, burying itself in soil or sand until prey approaches.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.