This squat but nevertheless large beetle moves with a swift scuttling motion. Its mandibles appear to be remarkably sharp.
Slicer Beetle CR 4
Speed 40 ft., fly 20 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +8 (2d6+7/19–20)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks crippling bite
A slicer beetle’s bite attack threatens a critical hit on a roll of 19–20. If a slicer beetle scores a critical hit on a target, its mandibles cut deep, resulting in a wound that causes 1d6 bleed and leaving its foe staggered for 1d3 rounds from the tremendous pain dealt.
Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary or cluster (2–5)
The slicer beetle sports specialized mouthparts that scissor apart f lesh for easier consumption. Each side of its horizontally closing mandibles fits into the other with barely a hair’s breadth to spare. These creatures prefer to dwell in compact caves or warrens.
A typical slicer beetle measures 10 feet long and weighs 800 pounds.
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.