Lava Beetle

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Lava Beetle
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Statistics
Attack Type: Ranged
Monster Traits: Hot / Cave
Base Size: Small (1x1)
Expansion(s): Conversion Kit
Crown of Destiny



Lava Beetle is a monster found in the second Hero and Monster Collection set, Crown of Destiny. It was originally found in the Second Edition Conversion Kit.

Description

Lava beetles have adapted to life in their freezing environment by generating their own body heat through an unknown internal process. This same biological chemistry gives them their defense mechanism - expelling a stream of sticky, boiling, liquid goo explosively from their abdomens at anything they deem a threat. The bigger, more brightly colored beetles shoot fluid so hot that it's flammable. Lava beetles are hive creatures, but sometimes groups of patrolling beetles are seen away from their home, foraging for the nest.

These terrying creatures burrow through earth and rock in volcanically active areas. When a lava beetle perceives a threat, it defends itself with a fiery projectile that engulfs its target and everything nearby in flames. They are surprisingly intelligent creatures, and their thick carapaces make them annoying difficult to dispatch.

Setup

Monster Group Size
#
Heroes
Minions Masters
2 1 1
3 2 1
4 3 1


Act I

Minion

Speed
3
Health
3
Defense
1 Gray
Special 1
Surge: Blast
Special 2
Surge: +1 Heart
Attack
1 Blue + 1 Red

Master

Speed
3
Health
5
Defense
1 Gray
Special 1
Blast
Special 2
Surge: +1 Heart
Attack
1 Blue + 1 Red

Act II

Minion

Speed
3
Health
5
Defense
1 Gray
Special 1
Surge: Blast
Special 2
Surge: +2 Heart
Attack
1 Blue + 1 Red

Master

Speed
3
Health
7
Defense
1 Gray
Special 1
Blast
Special 2
Surge: +2 Heart
Special 3
Surge: +1 Heart
Attack
1 Blue + 1 Red + 1 Yellow

Abilities

  • Blast: This attack affects all figures adjacent to the target space.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Lava Beetles first appeared in the Tomb of Ice expansion from Descent: Journeys in the Dark (first edition).