Beetle, Goliath Stag

This massive beetle is the size of a small house. Its immense, horn-like mandibles clash with a hungry fervor.

Goliath Stag Beetle CR 8

XP 4,800
N Huge vermin
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 21, touch 8, flat-footed 21 (+13 natural, –2 size)
hp 104 (11d8+55)
Fort +12, Ref +3, Will +3
Immune mind-affecting effects


Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +17 (3d8+16)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks trample (3d8+16, DC 26)


Str 32, Dex 10, Con 21, Int –, Wis 10, Cha 4
Base Atk +8; CMB +21; CMD 31 (39 vs. trip)
Skills Fly –8


Environment warm forests or plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–8)
Treasure none

Making its home in tropical and subtropical forests across the globe, the goliath beetle is among the largest species of giant beetle. While its diminutive cousins are primarily herbivores, the goliath stag beetle is carnivorous, hunting herd animals, humanoids, and even giants with ease. They typically use their trample attack against creatures smaller than themselves, returning after this punishing assault to pick off anything that’s still moving with swift and deadly bites.

A goliath stag beetle is 25 feet long and weighs 8,000 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.

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