Saber-Toothed Cat (4e Creature)

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The saber-toothed cat (or Smilodon as some academics call them) is a fierce predator about 4-5 feet long and 3 feet tall, weighing about 440 lbs. It is a bit smaller than a lion), but much heavier. It has relatively short legs and a short, bobbed tail. Its front legs are especially powerful. It's body is adapted for springing onto prey, but it is not a very fast runner. It's 12-inch-long skull has 2 huge canine teeth. These saber-like teeth are serrated, oval in cross-section, and up to 7 inches long.

Saber-Toothed Cat
Saber-Toothed Cat
Level 6 Soldier
Medium Natural Beast
XP 250
Initiative +7 Senses Perception +11, low-light vision
HP 73; Bloodied 36
AC 22; Fortitude 21, Reflex 20, Will 19
Speed 6
Basicmelee.png Bite ♦ at-will
Effect: +13 vs. AC; 1d10+4 damage, and target is Grabbed (until escapes). Attempting to Bite again releases the Grab (see also Rend).
Melee.png Rend ♦ at-will
Effect: The saber-toothed cat can choose to rip it's long incisors out of it's prey causing 2d8+4 damage. Using this ability releases the Grab.
Melee.png Claws ♦ at-will
Effect: +13 vs. AC; 1d6+4 damage.
Pounce ♦ recharge D6 (6).png
Effect: The saber-toothed cat can leap onto it's target from an adjacent square, and the target is knocked Prone.
Pack Hunting
Effect: All allies of the saber-toothed cat that are attacking the same target gain Combat Advantage.
Skills Acrobatics +10, athletics +14, endurance +11, perception, stealth +10
Str 23 (+9) Dex 15 (+5) Wis 12 (+4)
Con 17 (+6) Int 3 (-1) Cha 7 (+1)
Alignment Unaligned Languages

Saber-Toothed Cat Tactics[edit]

Saber-toothed cats use their great upper-body strength to wrestle prey to the ground, where its long canines can deliver a deep stabbing bite to the throat which would generally cut through the jugular vein and/or the trachea and thus kill the prey very quickly.

Encounter Groups[edit]

Saber-toothed cats are social animals, living and hunting in packs (more like wolves then cats) that provided food for old and sick members. Most packs consist of about 20 saber-toothed cats (with half that number being combatants) . The canine teeth and body size of saber-toothed cat are about the same in both male and female cats, and they will often hunt cooperatively. Sometimes barbaric races will capture and train saber-toothed cats to use as shock troops.

Level 8 Encounter (XP 2300)

  • 2 Saber-Toothed Cats (level 6 soldier)
  • 4 Orc Raiders (level 3 skirmisher)
  • 1 Orc Eye of Gruumsh (level 5 controller)

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