Beetle, Giant Rhinoceros

This creature appears as a giant beetle with a grayish-brown carapace and wing-covers and a large brownish-black “horn” between its mandibles.

Giant Rhinoceros Beetle CR 7

XP 3,200
N Large vermin
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 20, touch 9, flat-footed 20 (+11 natural, -1 size)
hp 85 (10d8+40)
Fort +11; Ref +3; Will +3


Speed 20 ft.
Melee gore +12 (2d6+6), bite +12 (2d6+6)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with horn)
Special Attacks trample (DC 21, 1d8+9)


Str 23, Dex 10, Con 18, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 9
Base Atk +7; CMB +14; CMD 24 (32 vs. trip)


Environment warm forests
Organization cluster (2–5) or swarm (6–11)
Treasure none

These creatures are found in the warm jungles and forests of the world and spend their days searching for plants, fruits, and berries on which to sustain themselves. An adult rhinoceros beetle is about 12 feet long.

Giant rhinoceros beetles charge opponents, biting with their razor sharp mandibles and slashing with their horn.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Giant Rhinoceros Beetle from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.

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