Scarab Scourge

Weapon (whip), rare

This braided leather thong is embedded with shards of iron-hard iridescent chitin harvested from monstrous desert beetles. Though this lash is only a few feet long, it extends to the length of a normal whip when used to attack, functioning as a +1 whip, and when the wielder rolls a critical hit the target must make a DC 20 Dexterity saving throw.

On a failure, the scarabs from the scourge swarm over the target like a swarm of beetles, though it fills only the target’s space and clings to the target, moving with it. It does not harm other creatures unless they enter the target’s space (including creatures grappling the target).

The scarabs turn to dust even as they feast on the target’s flesh, causing the swarm to take 1d4 necrotic damage per round.

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