Giant scorpion

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The giant scorpion is a monster added in SLASH'EM. As the name implies, it is a far stronger version of a scorpion; similar to a winged gargoyle, however, scorpions can not grow up into giant scorpions, and laying an egg while polymorphed into a giant scorpion will only produce another giant scorpion.

Strategy

These monsters are a major threat: they possess good speed, many hit points, and can inflict a large and steady stream of damage. One should be particularly careful if one lacks poison resistance, but even with it they remain formidable foes. Elbereth, powerful pets and/or attack wands, and possibly escape items are all advised. Be very careful not to mistake them for the regular scorpions with whom they share a glyph: they have three times as much health and hit approximately five times as hard.