Devastation Beetle (3.5e Monster)
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Note: This is a homebrew version of the SRD Devastation Beetle, and is intended as a replacement. You may be looking for the SRD Devastation Beetle instead.
|Devastation Beetle (Larva)||Devastation Beetle (Adult)|
|Size/Type:||Colossal Aberration||Colossal Aberration|
|Hit Dice:||30d8+450+60 (645 hp)||40d8+720+180 (1,080 hp)|
|Initiative:||+14 (+10 Dex, +4 Improved Initiative)||+14 (+10 Dex, +4 Improved Initiative)|
|Speed:||60 ft., burrow 60 ft., climb 60 ft.||70 ft., burrow 70 ft., climb 70 ft., fly 280 ft. (clumsy)|
|Armor Class:||34 (–8 size, +10 Dex, +8 deflection, +14 natural), touch 20, flat-footed 34||38 (–8 size, +10 Dex, +8 deflection, +18 natural), touch 20, flat-footed 38|
|Attack:||Bite +32 (4d6+18) melee||Bite +43 (8d6+21) melee|
|Full Attack:||Bite +35/+30/+25/+20 (4d6+18) melee||Bite +43/+38/+33/+28 (8d6+21) melee|
|Space/Reach:||50 ft./40 ft.||50 ft./40 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Trample 8d10+18 (DC 30)||Trample 10d10+21 (DC 38)|
|Special Qualities:||Traits, Darkvision (unlimited), Fast Healing 3, Tremorsense 600 ft., SR 29, Universal Resistance 5/—, Hard Ability Damage Reduction 2 (all).||Traits, Darkvision (unlimited), Tremorsense 300 ft., SR 35, Universal Resistance 10/—, Hard Ability Damage Reduction 4 (all).|
|Saves:||Fort +25, Ref +20, Will +17||Fort +31, Ref +23, Will +22|
|Abilities:||Str 46, Dex 31, Con 40, Int 7, Wis 10, Cha 9||Str 52, Dex 31, Con 46, Int 9, Wis 10, Cha 9|
|Skills:||Listen +35, Spot +2||Listen +2, Spot +45|
|Feats:||Alertness, Blind-Fight, Dodge, Fleet of Foot, Run, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Fast Healing, Epic Toughness (2)||Alertness, Blind-Fight, Dodge, Flyby Attack, Improved Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Epic Toughness (6)|
|Organization:||Solitary or brood (2-6)||Solitary or mated pair (2)|
|Alignment:||Always neutral||Always neutral|
|Advancement:||31-39 HD (Colossal)||None|
"The Creator has an inordinate fondness for devastation."
A devastation beetle gains iterative attacks to its primary bite natural weapon from having a high base attack bonus.
Its natural attacks are considered magical, epic and adamantine for the purposes of overcoming damage reduction and hardness as well as a siege engine for interacting with attacks and objects.
Hard Ability Damage Reduction: A devastation beetle possesses Hard Ability Damage Reduction 4 (all) for the adult and 2 (all) for the larva.
Hurricane Wind Force (Ex): A devastation beetle adult can buzz its wings, generating a swirl of hurricane-force winds out to 200 feet from it, and a windstorm for another 800 feet beyond that. It can activate or deactivate this ability at will but is otherwise constant while it is flying.
Pheromone Cloud (Ex): A devastation beetle adult, when searching for a mate, exudes a constant vapor that radiates outward in every direction for 1 mile. This vapor makes tracking by scent useless, as the area is permeated by the overpowering chemical signal. The scent lingers for 1d4+1 days in any area unless washed thoroughly.
Super Colossal: A devastation beetle is larger than normal for its size category with a 50 foot space and a 40 foot reach. It otherwise has the size bonuses and penalties of a colossal creature.
Trample (Ex): A devastation beetle (larva or adult) can trample Gargantuan and smaller creatures (10d10+21 points of damage for the adult and 8d10+18 for the larva) and are knocked prone. Opponents who do not make attacks of opportunity against the devastation beetle can attempt a Reflex save (DC 38 for the adult and DC 30 for the larva) to halve the damage and negate falling prone. A creature in its space is automatically subject to its trample damage in any round in which the beetle attacks while on the ground.
Universal Resistance: This special damage resistance reduces hit point damage from all types and sources (such as energy, physical and untyped damages) before applying other effects, like damage reduction or energy resistance. A devastation beetle adult resists 10 damage from each attack or damage source, while the larva resists 5 damage.
Any multiplication of damage against it has its Universal Resistance multiplied by the same amount.