Desert Centipede (3.5e Creature)

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Desert Centipede[edit]

Desert Centipede

CR 7

Chaotic (any) Huge Animal
Init/Senses +2/Listen +5, Spot +5
AC 18 (-2 size, +2 Dex, +8 nautral), touch 10, flat-footed 16
hp 52 (6d8 + 5 HD)
Fort/Ref/Will +5/+2/+0
Speed 60 ft.
Melee Charge (4d6 + 7) or
Melee Bite (2d8 + 7 + 1d6 poison)
Base Atk/Grp +6/+7
Abilities Str 25, Dex 15, Con 20, Int 2, Wis 10, Cha 2

Strategies and Tactics[edit]

This creature charges across the desert sands, its well-trained feet easily staying sturdy in the sand. It will attempt to barge you over with a stab of its powerful horns.

Sample Encounters[edit]



This creature lives in an almost harmonious relationship with the Desert Worm, which digs tunnels under the sand for the Desert Centipede to chase victims into.


Typical Desert Centipedes live in desert or extreme dry areas, and can survive on very little water.

Typical Physical Characteristics:

Having moved from forestry long ago, these creatures have evolved to better fit their new environment. You would hardly know that they were related to their Monstrous brethren. Their segments have lessened, for speed. Their armour has hardened, to protect them from the harsh sandstorms. Their eyes glow a yellow, and are able to see in the dark, as to better locate prey. Their eyes are also covered with a protective film, to stop sand from blinding them. They lost all of their legs except for four. These legs are incredibly muscular, perfect for balance and charging. Two large horns face forward. They are sharp and perfect for charging. Their scales now range from browny-yellow to a deep red, as to better camouflage in the desert sands. They havea long, arching neck with spikes running up it, and a small tail, both for balance.


Desert Centipedes are always chaotic, and they can be nurtured to be either good or evil.


Desert dwelling townsfolk warn of the Desert Centipede, but say if trained properly, it can be a fantastic companion.



Sample Lair[edit]

Traditionally, Desert Centipedes live in shielded areas, such as caves or under cliffs.

Typical Treasure[edit]

Desert Centipedes often have a lot of loot around their lairs, but most of it is mundane loot from their prey.

For Player Characters[edit]

Desert Centipedes are tame able by slowly gaining their trust over a series of days, feeding them, and then finally succeeding a handle animal check of 25.

Creatures As Characters[edit]


Creatures With Class Levels[edit]

A Desert Centipede levels up as a Fighter of the same level.

Advanced Creatures[edit]

7-15 HD

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