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A to Z – Cobra Cat

3 April, 2018
White Cat

One of these and . . .

A long-bodied cat with a longish muzzle. It weaves it way through the legs of a chair and eyes you quizzically.

Cobra-Cat CR 1
XP 400

N Tiny magical beast (chimeric)
Init +7; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +5

DEFENSE
AC 16, touch 15, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +1 Natural, +2 size)
hp 11 (2d10)
Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +1

Cobra

. . . and one of these.

OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee 2 claws +7 (1d3–2), bite +7 (1d6–2/ x3 + poison)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Defensive Abilities Immune to consumed toxins

STATISTICS
Str 6, Dex 17, Con 11, Int 3, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +2; CMB -1; CMD 11 (15 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative [B], Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +7, Climb +7, Perception +5, Stealth +15; Racial Modifiers +4 Climb, +4 Stealth
SQ Familiar, Pleased by Poison

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Familiar (Su) The master of a cobra-cat familiar gains a +1 bonus on Initiative checks and a +4 bonus to saves against consumed toxins.

Immune to consumed toxin (Su) Anything poisonous or toxic consumed by the cobra-cat is ingested with no ill-effect. If the poison consumed has a higher DC than the cobra-cat’s poison, the cobra cat gains a +1 bonus to its poison DC for 24-hours.

Pleased by Poison (Ex) The cobra-car will consume poisons and poisoned food preferentially, gaining a +4 bonus to perception checks to notice such.

Poison (Ex)
Bite—injury; save Fort DC 11; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Con; cure 1 save.

The origin of the cobra-cat is unknown but they have become very popular as pets for nobles.

While primarily mammalian, the cobra-cat lays eyes from which its kittens hatch and are nursed by the mother cobra-cat.

For D&D 5E:

Description as above.

Cobra-Cat

Tiny beast (chimeric), unaligned

Armor Class 14

Hit Points 7 (3d4)

Speed 40 ft., climb 30 ft.
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
5(-3) 15 (+2) 10 (+0) 3 (-4) 12 (+1) 10 (+0)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +4;

Senses passive Perception 13;

Languages —

Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

Preference for Poison: The Cobra-cat has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks to recognize poison or poisoned things and the cobra-cat is immune to any poison it consumes.

Actions

Multiattack: The cobra-cat makes two attacks: one with its bite and one with its claws.

Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw, taking 5 (2d4) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Claws: Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 slashing damage.

Special: If the cobra-cat is a familiar, its master gains advantage on saving throws against ingested toxins.

Notes: Partly from my love of chimeric creatures, partly from an off-hand remark by my wife.  One named  showed up in the latest Sea of Stars game I GMed as the pet of a lovely visse lady.

Images “White cat” by Kainoki Kaede and “Cobra” by tableatny licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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