This is the latest entry in a series of creatures I converted for Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons from Martian fiction. Patrons get access to all 24 Critters for $2/month or you can purchase the PDF here.
This huge green bug has sharp snapping claws and a pair of vicious mandibles.
Encephalons use giant beetles to burrow beneath the enemy and attack underground installations. They do have a weakness however in that they are vulnerable to fire attacks.
Huge monstrosity (insect, mutant), unaligned
Armor Class 20 (natural armor)
Hit Points 95 (10d12+30)
Speed 30 ft., burrow 20 ft.
STR | DEX | CON | INT | WIS | CHA
20 (+5) | 10 (+0) | 14 (+2) | 16 (+3) | 10 (+0) | 2 (-4)
Skills Perception +4
Damage Resistances poison
Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Challenge 9 (5,000 XP)
Siege Monster. The monstrous beetle does double damage to objects and structures.
Multiattack. The monstrous beetle makes two attacks with its antennae and one with its bite.
- Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) piercing damage.
- Antenna. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) slashing damage.
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