Scorpion

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For a list of all arthropods, see list of arthropods.

scorpion sScorpion.png
HP 11-24
HD 4
XP 69
Speed 10
AC 5
EV 10
MR 20
Attack1 10 (sting: poison)


Type of Meat Inedible
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Small
Type scorpion, scorpion
Flags No skeleton
A loathsome arachnid, armed to the teeth. Its body is covered in a thick carapace, its tail is tipped by a venomous sting, and its forelimbs are equipped with a pair of sharp grasping claws.

“Those poisonous fields, with rank luxuriance crown’d,
Where the dark scorpion gathers death around”
-Oliver Goldsmith, “The Deserted Village”, l. 351-2. 1770.

Useful Info

Scorpions are dangerous bugs with powerful poisonous stings. They are slightly more durable than worker ants, but much more capable of inflicting lethal amounts of poison damage. They can be found in the the early-to-mid portions of the Dungeon as well as the Spider's Nest.

Tips & Tricks

  • Low-level characters without poison resistance should try to weaken or kill them at range however they can.
  • Scorpions are vulnerable to poison themselves. Mephitic Cloud and Sting are very effective methods of handling them.
  • Don't be afraid to use a potion of curing if you don't think you can wait out your poisoned condition.