Scavengers are ugly, pathetic creatures who survive off of carrion and corpses too diseased to attract any other carnivores. I did once meet a raggedy fellow who claimed that he had trained one of the beasts to bring him large rats to eat, but I'm sure the story is utter nonsense.
— Abd al-Hazir
Scavengers look like a hybrid between a horse, a hyena and a rabbit, three very unrelated animals which when combined give rise to a monstrosity like the Scavenger. From the concept artwork, we can say either of two things-
- that there are four variants of the Scavenger and this confirms that Blizzard is using the tried-and-tested method of using the same base monster model and creating new variants by changing their pallete.
- that all four Scavengers are only different forms of a single monster called the Scavenger, with forms changing in each game, like the armor and weapons of Skeletons from Diablo II.
|Diablo III Bestiary|
|Bosses||Skeleton King • The Butcher • Maghda • Zoltun Kulle • Belial • Ghom • Maiden of Lust • Azmodan • Izual • Diablo|
|Demons||Activated Vessel • Armored Destroyer • Dark Berserker • Dark Cultist • Dark Demon • Dark Vessel • Triune Cultist • Triune Leader • Triune Leader Blood Guard • Triune Leader Death Guard • Triune Vessel • The Fallen Ones • Dune Dervish|
|Undead||Crawling Torso • Ghoul • Grotesque • Risen • Skeletal Executioner • Skeletal Shieldman • Skeleton • Skeletal Archer • Tomb Guardian • Unburied • Walking Corpse • Wraith • Wretched Dead • Wretched Mother|
|Animals||Beast • Dune Thresher • Lamprey • Scavenger • Goatman • Goatman Shaman • Desert Wasp • Tomb Viper • Quill Fiend|
|Uncategorizable||Horned Ground Sloth • Ghostly Orb • Gnarled Walker • Pit Flayer Spawner • Treasure Goblin • Carrion Bat • Carrion Nest • Winged Molok • Vile Hellbat • Gharbad the Strong|