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Stag Beetle, Giant

Giant Stag Beetle Creature4

N Large Animal

Senses Perception +10; darkvision

Skills Acrobatics +9, Athletics +13

Str +5, Dex +1, Con +5, Int -5, Wis +2, Cha -1

AC 22; Fort +13, Ref +9, Will +8

HP 55

Speed 20 feet, fly 20 feet

Melee [one-action] mandibles +13, Damage 2d8+5 piercing

Melee [one-action] foot +11, Damage 1d10+5 bludgeoning

Trample [three-actions] Medium or smaller, foot, DC 21


The giant stag beetle is larger than a horse, and the sight of one flying (if slowly and somewhat clumsily) on great buzzing wings is unnerving. Its enormous mandibles are used to impress mates, intimidate rivals, and discourage predators, for they can deliver deadly blows. While giant stag beetles are deadly predators, they can be domesticated by skilled wranglers. In such a capacity, these beetles serve well as beasts of burden or even as mounts.

Giant stag beetles can be a serious menace in marshes, cavern complexes, and heavy forests. More than one logging camp has attracted a cluster of giant stag beetles and had to be completely abandoned, yielding all its lumber to the hunger of the giant insects.

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