Pantherborn (4e Race)

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A proud, silent race with the features and sensibilities of predatory cats.

Racial Traits
Average Height: 5'2" - 6'4"
Average Weight: 120 - 240 lbs.
Ability Scores: +2 Dexterity, +2 one other (depending on tribe choice)
Size: Medium
Speed: 6 squares
Vision: Low-light
Languages: Common, choice of one other
Skill Bonuses: +2 Athletics, +2 one other (depending on tribe choice)
Retractable Claws: Treat your unarmed attacks as if they were made with a light blade, with a +3 proficiency bonus and d6 damage.
Cat-like Reflexes: Gain a +5 racial bonus to Acrobatics checks to land on your feet.
Tribe: Choose from the following tribes: Nightstalker, Grassrunner, or Pridemane. This choice affects your racial powers.
  • Grassrunner: +2 Wisdom, +2 Endurance. Your speed increases to 7.
  • Nightstalker: +2 Intelligence, +2 Stealth. You gain darkvision.
  • Pridemane: +2 Strength, +2 Intimidate. You gain the primal roar racial encounter power.

Primal Roar Pantherborn (Pridemane) Racial Power
You let loose a primal roar, deafening your target and rooting it in place.
Encounter Star.gif Fear, Psychic
Minor Action Burst 5
Prerequisite: You must be a Pridemane Pantherborn.
Target: One target in burst
Attack: Strength, Constitution, or Charisma Vs. Will
Hit: Target is deafened, dazed, and slowed until the end of your next turn.
Special: When you take this power, choose Strength, Constitution, or Charisma as the attack modifier. This choice remains throughout your character's life.

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Play a Pantherborn if you want...

  • to look like a jaguar, cheetah, lion, or other large cat.
  • to be an agile hunter.
  • to be a member of a race that favors almost any class, especially the rogue.

Physical Qualities[edit]

All Pantherborn have short fur over their entire bodies, fully feline heads, and tails. Their eyes are generally some shade of yellow.

Pridemane: The largest of the pantherborn, pridemane pantherborn exhibit physical excellence. Their fur is always a solid color, ranging from pale gold to medium brown. Males have an impressive mane of hair, which covers the full range of fur colors and extends into dark brown, and occasionally even black. They stand between 5'10" and 6'4", and weigh 180 – 240 lbs.

Grassrunner: Smaller and leaner than other pantherborn, grassrunners are light and somewhat lanky. Their fur is usually a light yellow, with lots of small black spots. They have a very distinctive black “tear” pattern, black stripes which run from the inside corners of their eyes to the corners of their mouths. Very rarely, a grassrunner will also have a solid black stripe down his spine. These individuals are always the leaders of their tribe, though not every grassrunner tribe has one.

Nightstalker: Nightstalker pantherborn fall somewhere in between the other two varieties, tending toward medium height and build. Most nightstalkers have rich golden fur, with black spots arranged in circular patterns. Rarely, their fur will be entirely black.

Playing a Pantherborn[edit]


Pantherborn Characteristics: Pantherborn are almost as variable in personality as humans, although they tend to talk less.

Male Names:

Female Names:

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