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Scorpion, Giant

Giant Scorpion CR 3

The sixteen-foot-long scorpion scrabbles forward, ferocious claws raised in challenge, stingered tail arched over its back.

XP 800
N Large vermin
Init +1; Senses blindsight (vibration) 60 ft., darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +13


EAC 14; KAC 16
Fort +7, Ref +5, Will +2


Speed 50 ft.
Melee claw +11 (1d6+7 S plus grab) or sting +11 (1d6+7 P plus giant scorpion venom)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities constrict (1d6+7 S)


Str +4, Dex +1, Con +2, Int —, Wis +0, Cha –4
Skills Athletics +8, Stealth +13
Other Abilities mindless


Poison (Ex)

Creatures struck by a giant scorpion’s tail attack are exposed to its poison.

Giant Scorpion Venom

Type poison (injury); Save Fortitude DC 12; Track Strength; Frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; Cure 1 save


Environment warm or temperate deserts, forests, plains, or underground
Organization solitary

Giant scorpions are monstrous versions of the more common desert scorpion. They are likely to attack any creature that approaches. Giant scorpions usually charge when attacking, grabbing prey in their pincers, then lashing their segmented tails forward to kill their victim with injected venom. Giant scorpions live in underground burrows, either as solitary hunters or in small colonies.

Giant scorpions are just over 8 feet long from head to the base of the tail; the tail adds an additional 8 feet or so, although it is usually curled up over the scorpion’s back. Giant scorpions weigh between 2,000 and 6,000 pounds.

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