Starfinder: Xenomorph Crusher

Chris Van Deelen

Xenomorph Crusher (Combatant) CR 10 XP 9,600

Neutral huge aberration

Init +9; Senses Blindsight 120 ft.; Perception +19

 

Defense                                                             HP 165

EAC 23; KAC 25

Fort +12; Ref +12; Will +11

Defensive Abilities Acid blood, acid splash; immunities Acid, cold, vacuum

Weaknesses Flanking vulnerability, vulnerability to fire

 

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee Bite, +22 (2d10+15 P) or two claws +18, (3d4+15 plus grab S), or ram

Space 15 ft. Reach 15 ft.

Offensive Abilities Devastating charge, inner jaw

 

Statistics

Str +8; Dex +5; Con +3; Int -4; Wis -2; Cha -2

Skills Acrobatics +24, Athletics +19

Feats Improved initiative

Languages None

Gear None

 

Ecology

Environment Any

Organization Solitary

 

Special Abilities

Acid blood (Ex) The blood of the Xenomorph is highly acidic. Whenever it bleeds, the blood will burn through almost any substance and will cause 1d6+10 points of damage. The blood will continue to burn for 1d6+6 rounds, causing damage each round. Attacking the Xenomorph with natural weapons is a very poor idea.

Acid Splash (Ex) Whenever the Xenomorph is hit by any type of attack which deals more than 10 points of damage in a single strike, the blood will have a chance to effect anyone near. The acid splash has a radius of 10 ft. and those caught in the area of effect are allowed a Ref save (DC 17) to avoid taking damage. If the save fails, the victim will suffer 1d6+9 points of damage per round, for 1d6 rounds.

Devastating Charge (Ex) As a full round action, the Crusher can charge at any target within 60 ft. of its position. The charge follows the standard rules for charging an opponent, and there cannot be any obstructions in the way or the charge fails. Any target struck by the charge will suffer 2d12+15 points of damage and must make a Ref save (DC 17) or be not only knocked prone by the attack, but knocked back 1d6x5 feet from its current position.

Flaking Vulnerability  For the most part the creature is nearly invulnerable to most types of physical damage, but those who are able to get directly behind it will find a literal chink in the armor. The EAC and KAC is 4 points less when attacked from the rear.

Inner Jaw (Ex) Possessing an additional ‘jaw’ the creature can opt to use this attack. It typically will use this on a grappled target, or it can opt to use this in addition to the bite. The bite does slightly less damage (2d8+15 S) but is more accurate. The creature has a +27 with this particular attack, and if the target is prone, then the bonus is +30.

Natural Weapons (Ex) Cannot be disarmed.

Vulnerability to fire (Ex) The creature has few vulnerabilities, and fire is one. Whenever it encounters fire, the creature will take an additional 50% damage (rounded to nearest) and suffer a -4 to any saving throws involving fire.

 

This particular type of Xenomorph seems to be a cross between a queen, canine and a Praetorian. The creature is massive, easily 15 feet in length and weighing several tons. The creature has all the standard physiological aspects found in the species, and is incredibly tough.

With the amount of mobile armor used against infestations, it appears the Crusher was purposefully designed to combat this advantage. The creature can deliver a devastating blow against vehicles, and this has proven to be the downfall for more than a few warriors who have been foolish enough to attempt to go toe-to-toe with them.

Unlike the other Xenomorphs, this creature moves exclusively on all fours, and due to its size and weight, it cannot cling to any surface the way the others of its species can.  They are never found inside the hive, and are always encountered outside, typically acting as sentries.

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Chris Van Deelen is the creator and contributor to over half of the Wisdom from the Wastelands series, contributor to the Swords of Kos: Hekaton anthology. He also wrote Creatures of the Tropical Wastelands, and 100 Oddities found in a Car. As prolific as he is, Chris Van Deelen continues to write and produce material which will be in publication soon. Not only is he a prolific content creator, he also has a wide selection of fiction and stories! If you like his work, please follow his personal author page on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with his latest news and game content.