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Beetle, Giant Stag

Giant Stag Beetle CR 4 (Combatant)

XP 1,200
N Large vermin
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +10


HP 50
EAC 16; KAC 18
Fort +8; Ref +6; Will +3


Speed 20 ft., fly 20 ft. (Ex, poor)
Melee bite +12 (1d6+9P)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Offensive Abilities trample (1d6+9B, DC 13)


Str +5; Dex +1; Con +3; Int –; Wis +0; Cha -1
Skills Athletics +10, Survival +10
Other Abilities mindless


Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary, pair, or cluster (3-6)

Beetles are a type of vermin that compose a huge number of different insect species. There are more types of beetles than any other life form in the known worlds, consisting of 25% of all known forms of life.

Beetles can be found in all climates except for aquatic and polar regions. They feed on plants and fungi, breaking down animal and plant debris, as well as consuming other insects. Some beetles are known to prey upon small birds and animals.

All beetles are known for having a three-segmented body ending with an abdomen that contains a set of gossamer wings protected by an armored sheath. A number of species, particularly cave-dwelling, have been found to not possess wings.

Like many other insects, beetles can be found in massive sizes.

Giant stag beetles are serious pests that greedily devour cultivated crops. A single beetle can strip an entire farm in short order.

An adult giant stag beetle is about 10 feet long.

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