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Dweomercat

Its coat shining vividly, this majestic tiger looks exotic and otherworldly. It gazes with piercing yellow eyes and stands calmly, as though fearless.

Creatures in "Dweomercat" Category

NameCR
Dweomercat7
Dweomercat Cub2

Dweomercat

Dweomercat CR 7

Source Pathfinder #36: Sound of a Thousand Screams pg. 82
XP 3,200
CN Medium magical beast
Init +10; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +16

Defense

AC 23, touch 17, flat-footed 16 (+6 Dex, +1 dodge, +6 natural)
hp 85 (10d10+30)
Fort +10, Ref +13, Will +6
DR 5/magic; SR 19

Offense

Speed 40 ft.
Melee 2 claws +16 (1d4+2), bite +16 (1d6+2)
Special Attacks dweomer leap, pounce, rake (2 claws +11, 1d4+2)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th)
Constant - detect magic
At will - lesser globe of invulnerability, dispel magic
3/day - dimension door (self only), antimagic field

Statistics

Str 15, Dex 23, Con 16, Int 13, Wis 16, Cha 16
Base Atk +10; CMB +12; CMD 29 (33 vs. trip)
Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Spring Attack, Weapon Finesse
Skills Climb +6, Knowledge (arcana) +11, Perception +16, Stealth +19; Racial Modifiers +4 Climb
Languages Common, Sylvan
SQ spell link

Ecology

Environment any forest (First World)
Organization solitary, hunt (2-3), ambush (1-3 dweomercats and 2-12 dweomercat cubs)
Treasure standard

Special Abilities

Dweomer Leap (Su) When a dweomercat is targeted by a spell or within the area of effect of a spell, it can, as a swift action, choose to teleport to a square adjacent to the spell’s caster, effectively appearing mid-leap and aimed toward the caster. This ability takes effect regardless of whether or not the spell overcomes the dweomercat’s spell resistance. If it chooses, the dweomercat can immediately make a full attack against the spell’s caster as though pouncing. Using this ability does not provoke an attack of opportunity. If there is no safe space adjacent to the caster—or if the dweomercat chooses—the dweomercat can forgo using this ability.

Spell Link (Su) When a dweomercat is targeted by a spell or within the area of effect of a spell, it can, as a swift action, forgo its dweomer leap ability to gain an effect related to the school of the spell targeting it. This effect activates before the dweomercat is affected by the spell targeting it and regardless of whether or not the spell overcomes its spell resistance. Each power lasts for 1 minute per level of the spell targeting the dweomercat, until the dweomercat uses this ability again, or until the dweomercat chooses to dismiss the effect as a free action, whichever duration is shortest. This ability does not prevent the spell affecting the dweomercat from taking effect; it only provides an additional benefit.

Abjuration: Gains acid, cold, fire, electricity, or sonic resistance equal to 2 per spell level.
Conjuration: Gains a deflection bonus to AC equal to +1 for every 5 levels of the spell.
Divination: Gains the effects of detect chaos, evil, good, or law.
Enchantment: Grants the effects of the spell heroism.
Evocation: Inflicts an amount of damage equal to the spell’s level upon the spell’s caster.
Illusion: Grants the effects of invisibility. This effect ends as per the spell.
Necromancy: Gains the effects of false life, as if cast by the opposing spell’s caster.
Transmutation: Gains an enhancement bonus on its natural weapons equal to +1 for every 5 levels of the spell.

Powerful and regal, dweomercats stalk the First World, preying upon lesser creatures, but more voraciously hunting new and ever stranger sources of magic. Beings as much composed of sculpted arcane eddies as of flesh and blood, these capricious felines flourish along the intangible ley lines of their home realm, drinking in its weird powers as a plant thrives on light. Yet even more potent than their thirst for magic and the euphoria they draw from being in proximity to the reshaping of reality is dweomercats’ racial curiosity, which leads them endlessly across the First World—and often beyond.

The average adult dweomercat is about 4 feet tall and 7 feet long, weighing over 250 pounds, while their cubs are approximately 1 foot tall and weigh no more than 15 pounds.

Dweomercat Cubs as Familiars

Attracted to flashy displays of magic and the strange powers inherent in a bond between a magic-user and her familiar, a dweomercat cub that’s wandered from the First World might find its taste for magic and adventure satisfied in the service of a particularly whimsical or ostentatious arcane spellcaster. A spellcaster with the Improved Familiar feat can acquire a chaotic neutral dweomercat cub at 7th level or higher. Should the spellcaster settle into a life of research and predictability for a span of months, the dweomercat cub familiar might take to wandering off and, eventually, might not return—deliberately severing the master-familiar bond and freeing the spellcaster to summon a new familiar.