Cat, Cheetah

This large, sleek feline has a golden coat spotted with black. Its long and powerful legs are obviously capable of great speed.

Cheetah CR 2

XP 600

N Medium animal

Init +8; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +5


AC 15, touch 14, flat-footed 11 (+4 Dex, +1 natural)

hp 19 (3d8+6)

Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +2


Speed 50 ft.; sprint

Melee bite +6 (1d6+3 plus trip), 2 claws +6 (1d3+3)


Str 17, Dex 19, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6

Base Atk +2; CMB +5; CMD 19 (23 vs. trip)

Feats Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse

Skills Acrobatics +8, Perception +5, Stealth +8 (+12 in tall grass); Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth in tall grass


Environment warm plains

Organization solitary or pair

Treasure none

Special Abilities

Sprint (Ex) Once per hour, a cheetah can move at 10 times its normal speed (500 feet) when it makes a charge.

The cheetah is a swift and deadly predator capable of moving with incredible speed, allowing it to run down unsuspecting foes hundreds of feet away. The hunting cat avoids areas of dense and tangled undergrowth, but has great skill at lying in wait in tall grass.

An adult cheetah is 4-1/2 feet long and weighs 140 pounds.