aragornbird: I really loved the scarab without legs. Yours and KoA are my favourite and his doesn't have legs either. The cap doesn't have levitate, but it doesn't really need it. I like that change to the arms, they fit well with the stat spread. I would stick to your second design, keeping the change in the arms.
Good luck over the next few days, I'm liking your design, Koa and CBMeadow.