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Wampus Cat

Medium fey, neutral evil

Armor Class 15
Hit Points 52 (7d10 + 12)
Speed 50 ft., climb 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 18 (+4) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 13 (+1)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +6
Senses darkvision 120 feet, passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 3 (450 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Frightening Gaze. The wampus cat fixes its gaze on one creature it can see within 10 feet of it. The target must succeed on a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw against this magic or become frightened for 1 minute. The frightened target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a target’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the target is immune to the wampus cat’s gaze for the next 24 hours.
  • Stench. Any creature other than a wampus cat that starts its turn within 5 feet of the wampus cat must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned until the start of the creature’s next turn. On a successful saving throw, the creature is immune to the stench of all wampus cats for 1 hour.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The wampus cat makes 2 claw attacks and 1 bite attack.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) slashing damage.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6+4) piercing damage.

ABOUT

Legend says that the original wampus cat was a woman possessed by the spirit of a great mountain cat. These silent predators have been known to steal children to be raised by the hags or other Unseelie fey. When it attacks, it lets out a strange, high-pitched hissing sound.

This great cat has six legs, but will occasionally run upright on just two legs. The wampus cat has a sleek, heavily muscled frame with jet black fur and a horrible smell like that of a wet animal that has fallen into a bog after it messed with a skunk. It has startlingly human eyes that shine with an eerie yellow glow.

Wampus cats live in deserted, humid areas with much plant growth, particularly swamplands and forested ravines. Wampus cats range from 7 to 9 feet long and can weigh anywhere from 250 to 700 pounds.

A fetid odor strikes your nose seconds before the muscular black cat attacks. It lets out a high-pitched hiss as its too-human eyes meet yours. Its amber gaze makes your blood run cold as you try to stand your ground before its fury.

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