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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

    DEFENSE

    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

    OFFENSE

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

    TACTICS

    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.

    STATISTICS

    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

    SPECIAL ABILITIES

    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).