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Feline, Cheetah

Cheetah CR 2 (Combatant)

XP 600
N Medium animal
Init +4; Senses low-light vision; Perception +7


HP 25
EAC 13; KAC 15
Fort +6; Ref +6; Will +1


Speed 50 ft., sprint
Melee bite +10 (1d6+4P plus grab), or claw +10 (1d6+4S)
Offensive Abilities pounce


Str +2; Dex +4; Con +1; Int -4; Wis +1; Cha -2
Skills Athletics +7, Stealth +12 (+16 in undergrowth), Survival +7
Other Abilities feline stealth


Feline Stealth (Ex)

A cat has a +4 bonus to Stealth checks in tall grass and heavy undergrowth.

Pounce (Ex)

When a cat successfully hits with a bite attack during a charge, the cat can make a claw attack as a swift action.

Sprint (Ex)

Once per hour, a cheetah can move 10 times its normal speed (500 feet) when it makes a charge.


Environment warm plains
Organization solitary or pair

Felines are cats of various size and appearance. They can range from the tiny domestic cat to the massive cave lions and smilodon. Cats are natural predators, using their claws and sharp fangs to hunt and kill prey.

A cheetah is a large cat that hunts in savannas. Its streamlined body is built for sudden bursts of speed; indeed the cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. These incredible speeds can only be maintained for a few short minutes; the cheetah is often very tired afterwards. As such, they will only use their great speed when they know they can catch their prey.

The body of a cheetah is not like those of other great cats, being more similar in shape to a greyhound.

Spots cover its body, providing camouflage, ending with rings around its tail. Dark circle surround the cat’s eyes trailing in black “tear mark” patterns along their faces. The average cheetah is 4-1/2 feet long and weighs up to 140 pounds (14 bulk).

Male cheetahs tend to be territorial, but will often group with other males (usually brothers) in an attempt to maximize their hunting. Females, on the other hand tend to be solitary and wide-ranging.


Leopards are big cats. They dwell in forested mountains, hills, and plains. This basic leopard build can be used for any big cat that is small than a lion, such as a panther, cougar, or lynx.

To create a leopard, use the cheetah build.

Remove the sprint ability and replace it with the spider climb ability.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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