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Beetle, Giant Slicer (3pp)

This creature appears as a giant beetle with a triangular head and two long, razor sharp mandibles. Its body is black in color.

Giant Slicer Beetle CR 4

XP 1,200
N Large vermin
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 17, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+8 natural, –1 size)
hp 37 (5d8+15)
Fort +7; Ref +1; Will +1
Immune mind-affecting effects


Speed 20 ft.
Melee type +8 (2d8+9/19-20)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks vorpal bite


The slicer beetle attacks by biting with its mandibles. A critical hit by the slicer beetle has a chance of severing a foe’s arm or leg.


Str 23, Dex 10, Con 16, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 9
Base Atk +3; CMB +10; CMD 20 (28 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Critical (bite)B


Vorpal Bite (Ex)

The mandibles of a slicer beetle are extremely sharp. It gains Improved Critical (bite) as a bonus feat. The mandibles can sever body parts from opponents. If a slicer beetle scores a natural 20 on its attack roll and confirms the critical hit, it severs one of the opponent’s extremities (roll 1d6: 1-3 arm, 4-6 leg; 50% chance of either right or left).