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Slicer beetle

Slicer beetle, Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual II, Gary Gygax, 1983

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the slicer beetle is a type of giant insect.

Publication historyEdit

The slicer beetle first appeared under the "beetle" heading in the original first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[1]

The slicer beetle appeared in second edition for the Greyhawk setting under the "beetle" heading in the Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990),[2] and was reprinted in Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996).[3]


A slicer beetle is a monstrous insect with razor-sharp mandibles capable of severing the limbs of opponents.

Other publishersEdit

The slicer beetle appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[4]


  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  2. Breault, Mike, ed, et al. Greyhawk Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1990)
  3. Pickens, Jon, ed. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (TSR, 1996)
  4. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). "Tome of Horrors". Necromancer Games. pp. 20-21. 

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