Scorpion, Stygian Fat-Tailed

Family: Insects Rodents & Vermin

Tiny beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 10 (4d4)
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.

3 (-4) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 1 (-5) 10 (+0) 2 (-4)

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Challenge 3 (700 XP)


  • Multiattack. The scorpion makes three attacks: two with its claws and one with its sting.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 bludgeoning damage.
  • Sting. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage, plus 21 (6d6) poison damage and the target is poisoned until it completes a short or long rest. A successful DC 10 Constitution saving throw reduces the poison damage to half and prevents the poisoned condition. If the target fails this saving throw while already poisoned, it gains one level of exhaustion in addition to the other effects.


The black carapace gleams in the desert sun, and its tail drips translucent venom. Even the largest lion avoids this scorpion.


Highly Venomous. Known for its small size and aggressive behavior, the Stygian fat-tailed scorpion brings a swift death to those who feel its toxic sting.

Pit Traps. A Stygian fat-tailed scorpion is no more than a foot long, with a tail about the same length. It weighs no more than 5 pounds for the largest specimens-they make excellent guard animals that require little food or care, and are often kept at the bottom of pits or in rarely used tunnels.

Valuable Venom. A dose of fat-tailed scorpion venom can be worth 4,000 gp or more to the right buyer.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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