Medium beast, unaligned

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 52 (8d8 + 16)
Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft.

18 (+4) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 3 (–4) 12 (+1) 9 (–1)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +5
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Challenge 2 (450 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Grassland Camouflage. The megantereon has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide in grassland terrain.
  • Keen Smell. The megantereon has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Pounce. If the megantereon moves at 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits with a Claw attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 14 Strength saving throw or be forced prone. If the target is prone, the megantereon can make one Bite attack against it as a bonus action.
  • Running Leap. With a 10-foot running start, the megantereon can long jump up to 20 feet.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage. If the target is a creature other than an Undead or Construct, it must succeed on a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or lose 2 (1d4) hp at the start of each of its turns due to a bleeding wound. The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. Any creature can take an action to stanch the wound with a successful DC 12 Wisdom (Medicine) check. The wound also closes if the target receives magical healing.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) slashing damage.


This brawny predator is nimble and powerful with two long upper canines extending down from its upper jaw.

An ancient feline, the megantereon’s saber?like fangs inflict deep puncture wounds in its prey, causing it to bleed profusely. They like to leap down from an elevated position, delivering a devastating bite before springing away and waiting for its prey to bleed to death.

Rosetted Coat. The megantereon’s short fur is covered in small dark spots that help it blend into its grassland home.

Smaller than lions and saber-toothed tigers, the megantereon can climb and hide in trees, taking a strong position for ambushing prey while remaining safe from larger predators. Like leopards, the megantereon often pulls prey into trees and occasionally muscles leopards out of their trees, feasting on what remains of its smaller cousin’s prey.

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