A gigantic blue praying mantis. It hunts other insects and animals of all shapes and sizes with its razor-sharp raptorial fore legs. While on the hunt, it waits patiently with its fore legs folded into a distinctive pose until its prey arrives. After feeding, the twinscythe has the habit of carefully licking its fore legs clean. Though a patient and tidy creature, its eerie habit gives it a cunning and cruel image in the eyes of others.
Twinscythe (CR 7)
N Large Magical Beast
Init +3; Senses Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +7
AC 21, touch 12, flat-footed 18 (+3 dex, +9 natural, -1 size)
hp 123  (13d10+52)
Fort +12, Ref +11, Will +7
Immune mind-affecting effects; Resist earth 10
Speed 30 ft., Climb 30 ft., fly 40 ft. (poor)
Melee 2 claws +17 (2d6+5/19-20 x3 plus grab)
Space 10 ft; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks Drainsickles
Str 20, Dex 16, Con 19, Int -, Wis 17, Cha 11
Base Atk +13; CMB +19 (+23 grapple); CMD 33 (37 vs. tripped)
Skills Climb +22, Fly -3, Perception +7, Stealth +12 (+24 in forests); Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth (+12 in forests)
SQ Razor-sharp Claws
5/day, a twinscythe can attack with both of its claw attacks. If any of the claw attacks hit, it receives half of the damage back as health.
A mantis’s limbs are capable of reaching much farther than normal for a creature of its size. As a full-attack action, it can make a single attack with its claws at double its normal reach. When a mantis attacks with a claw in this manner, it gains a +4 bonus on its attack roll. A mantis cannot make attacks of opportunity with its lunge.
A mantis that grabs a foe can make a bite attack against that foe as a secondary attack. The mantis’s bite is a +12 attack that inflicts 1d8+2 points of damage on a hit.
Razor-sharp Claws (Ex)
A mantis’ claw attacks have an increase critical range by 1 and damage size increased by 2.
Sudden Strike (Ex)
A mantis is particularly adept at moving quickly when its foes are surprised. During a surprise round, a giant mantis may act as if it had a full round to act, rather than just one standard action.