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Panther (Heraldic)

Panther, Heraldic

A Panther is a creature out of ancient myth that resembles a big cat with a multicoloured hide.

Under medieval belief after feasting the panther will sleep in a cave for a total of three days. After this period ends, the panther roars, in the process emitting a sweet smelling odor. This odor draws in any creatures who smell it (the dragon being the only creature immune) and the cycle begins again.

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Created By Edward

Date Created: April 5, 2009

Panthers prey on just about anything they want to. They will patiently stalk a potential meal, striking whenever the creature lets down its guard.

Panthers grow to be over 9 feet long and can weigh up to 4,000 pounds.

Size/TypeLarge animal
Hit Dice6d8+26 (50 hp)
Speed40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class23 (–1 size, +8 Dexterity, +6 natural), touch 17, flat-footed 15
Base Attack/Grapple+6/+12
AttackClaw +15 melee (2d4+8)
Full Attack2 claws +15 melee (2d4+8) and bite +10 melee (2d6+4)
Space/Reach10 ft./5 ft.
Special AttacksImproved grab, pounce, rake 2d4+4
Special QualitiesLow-Light Vision, Scent, Darkvision 60ft, Resistance to cold and fire 5.
SavesFort +8, Ref +12, Will +6
AbilitiesStrength 18, Dexterity 26, Constitution 17, Intelligence 8, Wisdom 14, Charisma 12
SkillsClimb, Hide +7*, Jump +14, Listen +6, Move Silently +13, Spot +7, Swim +10
FeatsAlertness, Improved Natural Attacks, Run, Stealthy, Weapon Focus, Weapon Finesse
EnvironmentWarm forests
OrganizationSolitary or pair
Challenge Rating5
Advancement8–10 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment


A panther attacks by running at prey, leaping, and clawing and biting as it rakes with its rear claws.

Hide in Plain Sight (Ex): Panthers can use the Hide skill even while being observed. As long as he is within 10 feet of some sort of shadow, a panther can Hide itself from view in the open without having anything to actually Hide behind.

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a panther must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can rake.

Pounce (Ex): If a panther charges, it can make a full attack, including two rake attacks.

Rake (Ex): Attack bonus +10 melee, damage 2d4+4.

Skills: Panthers have a +4 racial bonus on Hide and Move Silently checks. *In areas of tall grass or heavy undergrowth as well as in forested or dark areas, the Hide bonus improves to +8.

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