A variant of the zergling – the claws shrink, while the abdomen swells and fills with acid. Upon death (or suicide charge), banelings burst, splashing acid on everything within 5 yds. Zerg are immune to this acid, so killing one baneling in a swarm doesn't set off a chain-reaction.

ST: 30 HP: 30 Speed: 8.00
DX: 14 Will: 12 Move: 12/24
IQ: 7 Per: 12
HT: 14 FP: 14 SM: +1
Dodge: 12 Parry: 14

DR: 20 (Can't Wear Armor; Hardened 1)
Bite (16): 3d(2) imp, Reach C. (dDmg 1d-4(2).)
Claws (16): 5d(2) cut or imp, Reach C. (dDmg 1d-3(2).)
Acid Sac: 15d corr ex; suicide attack or triggered by death. (dDmg 1d+2.)

Traits: Zerg; Dramatic Death; Enhanced Move 1 (Ground); Extra Legs (4); Berserk; No Fine Manipulators.

Skills: Brawling-16; Climbing-16; Jumping-16; Running-16; Stealth-16.

Baneling Variants
• “Hunter Strain” – as Raptor Strain (Zergling variant).
• “Splitter Strain” – Upon death, also creates two smaller banelings (use stats for a Drone, but no needle attack) who each explode for 5d corr ex damage (dDmg 1d-3).

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