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 Tactics
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.
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)