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.