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

Slicer beetle
Alignment Neutral
Type Vermin
Publication history
Source books Fiend Folio
First appearance 1983


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

Publication historyEdit

The slicer beetle has appeared in the following publications:

  • It first appeared under the "beetle" heading in the original first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[1]
  • The second edition for the Greyhawk setting under the "beetle" heading in the Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990).[2]
  • Reprinted in Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996).[3]
  • 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. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.