Tabaxi

Tabaxi

This creature appears as a tall, thin, felinelike with cinnamon-colored fur with black stripes like those of a tiger. It wears no clothing or armor. Its eyes are a piercing yellow, and it has pointed ears and a long tail.

Tabaxi

XP 25 ()

CN Medium

Initiative +2


DEFENSE

AC 12

hp: 11 (2d8 + 2)


OFFENSE

Speed: 40 ft., climb 20 ft.

Multiattack: A tabaxi attacks twice with claws or once with a weapon.

Melee Attack—Claw: +4 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d4 + 2 slashing damage. If both attacks hit the same target, the second attack does an additional 1d6 slashing damage.

Melee Attack—Shortsword: +6 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d6 + 2 piercing damage.

Ranged Attack—Javelin: +5 to hit (range 30 ft./120 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d6 + 1 piercing damage.


STATISTICS

Str 13 (+1), Dex 14 (+2), Con 12 (+1),

Int 10 (+0), Wis 12 (+1), Cha 10 (+0)

Languages: Common, Unique

Skills: Acrobatics +4, Stealth +4

Senses: Darkvision 60 ft.


TRAITS

Weapon Aptitude: Tabaxis have an instinctive affinity for weapons. They add twice their proficiency bonus to attack rolls with one-handed weapons and thrown weapons. This bonus is included in the attack modifiers listed above.


ECOLOGY

Environment: Warm

Organization: Solitary or pride (2–8)

The tabaxi (called cat-people or tigerfolk by some) are a reclusive race of feline s that dwell far from settled areas, making their homes deep in remote and jungles. They rarely engage in trade or dealings with other races, preferring to keep to themselves most of the time.

Tabaxis are catlike and very graceful in their movements. They resemble s with feline characteristics akin to tigers. Their hands and feet sport vicious claws that can inflict significant damage.

Although tabaxis have little use for clothing or most other material possessions, they have a great fascination for and aptitude with weapons. A tabaxi can pick up almost any weapon and immediately use it with great skill.

Tabaxis are also skilled at fighting with their claws. They specialize in a one-two attack that involves striking with both claws and then raking the target with the claws of one foot.

Tabaxis live in small groups called prides. A typical pride consists of one to three each of adult males, adult females, and young. Females tend to be slightly larger than males and usually are the dominant members of a pride. Tabaxis live a nomadic lifestyle, prowling through their chosen range and hunting in groups of three to five. They carry little in the way of possessions, other than the small armory of weapons they’ve captured from enemies and intruders. Unless they are desperately hungry, most tabaxi prides leave other intelligent creatures alone. They might attack, however, if intruders are carrying especially interesting-looking weaponry.