Ball-Tailed Cat

Ball-Tailed Cat CR 7

XP 3,200
N Large magical beast
Init +7; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +12


AC 21, touch 12, flat-footed 18 (+3 Dex, +9 natural, -1 size)
hp 76 (9d10+27)
Fort +9, Ref +9, Will +4


Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +14 (1d8+7), 2 claws +12 (1d6+5), tail +13 (1d8+stun)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks pounce, rake (2 claws +12, 1d6+5), stun


Str 21, Dex 16, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 7
Base Atk +12; CMB +13; CMD 24
Feats Awareness, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Weapon Focus (tail)
Skills Climb +14, Perception +12


Stun (Ex)

The ball-tailed cat’s tail can deliver a powerful, stunning blow. A creature struck by this attack must make a DC 20 Fortitude save or be dazed for 1 round. If the strike is a critical hit and the target fails its save, it is instead stunned for 1d4 rounds. The save DC is Strength-based.


Environment forests, mountains, desert, and plains
Organization solitary or den (1–2 adults plus 1–3 cubs)
Treasure none

The ball-tailed cat is a partially armored mountain lion that has up to three bludgeon balls at the end of its very long tail. It swings its tail like a bolas, and can trip, wrap, or hit its prey with stunning or killing force.

Ball tailed cats are fierce hunters. They are lithe and dexterous but also partially armor-plated. They have up to three thick balls of bone at the end of their long tail, which they can swing with devastating effect, similar to a bolas. They are curious and intelligent. Ball-tailed cats tend to be loners, although they will stay in family units when raising kittens. They tend to be nocturnal and crepuscular, although daytime sightings do occur.

Ball-tailed cats make excellent familiars. They respond especially well to magic users and quickly bond with them and take commands. They can be used to store magical energy and possess the ability to communicate effortlessly with their familius. Ball-tailed cats will be friendly toward those with magical potential, but are usually hostile to those with none.

Ball-tailed cats prefer wooded areas away from human civilization, but they have also been spotted in high temperate deserts as well as warm ones. They tend to either live in natural caves or sleep in trees.


A ball-tailed cat can become a familiar to any 7th level spellcaster with the Improved Familiar feat.

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