Beetle, Rhinoceros

Family: Beetles

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 114 (12d10 + 48)
Speed 20 ft.

23 (+6) 10 (+0) 18 (+4) 1 (-5) 10 (+0) 9 (-1)

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Charge. If the giant rhinoceros beetle moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a gore attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 16 Strength saving throw or be forced prone. If the target is prone, the giant rhinoceros beetle can make one slam attack against it as a bonus action.


  • Multiattack. The giant rhinoceros beetle makes three attacks: one bite, one gore, and one slam.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) piercing damage.
  • Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d10 + 6) piercing damage.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d6 + 6) bludgeoning damage.


This creature appears as a giant beetle with a grayish-brown carapace and wing casings and a large brownish-black “horn” between its mandibles.

These creatures are found in the warm jungles and forests of the world and spend their days searching for plants, fruits, and berries on which to sustain themselves. An adult rhinoceros beetle is about 12 feet long.

Rhinoceros beetles charge opponents, biting with their razor-sharp mandibles and slashing with their horn.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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