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Giant Stag Beetle

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.

Giant Stag BeetleCreature 4

NLarge
Source Bestiary pg. 41
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

All Monsters in "Beetle"

NameLevel
Flash Beetle-1
Giant Stag Beetle4

Beetle

Source Bestiary pg. 41
Not all beetles are harmless creatures that can be easily crushed underfoot. Oversized and ravenous giant beetles can be found throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the world. They are often benign creatures, though when threatened or roused, giant beetles are quite dangerous. Their powerful mandibles and tough exoskeletons make for a challenging combatant.