Arctic Cat (CR 3)
Medium Magical Beast
Alignment: Usually neutral
Initiative: +6 (+2 Dex, +4 Improved Initiative); Senses: darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, and Spot +9
AC: 14 (+2 Dex, +2 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 12
Hit Dice: 5d10+5 (32 hp)
Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +2
Speed: 50 ft., climb 25 ft.
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +5; Grapple +0
Attack: 2 claws +8 melee and bite +2 melee
Full Attack: 2 claws +8 melee and bite +2 melee
Damage: Claw 1d6+2, bite 2d6+1
Special Attacks/Actions: Improved grab, psionic pounce, psionics, rake 1d6+1
Abilities: Str 15, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 6, Wis 12, Cha 11
Feats: Improved Initiative; Weapon Focus (claw)
Skills: Climb +14, Hide +14, and Spot +9
Advancement: 6-8 HD (Large); 9-16 HD (Huge)
Climate/Terrain: Cold mountains
Improved Grab (Ex): If a psionic cat hits an opponent that is at least one size category smaller than itself with both claw attacks, it deals normal damage and attempts to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity (grapple bonus +7 for a 5-HD cat, +16 for a 6-HD cat, or +27 for a 9-HD cat). If it gets a hold, it also attempts to rake on the same round. Thereafter, the arctic cat has the option to conduct the grapple normally, or simply use its claws to hold the opponent (-20 penalty on grapple check, but the arctic cat is not considered grappled). In either case, each successful grapple check it makes during successive rounds automatically deals damage for both claws.
Psionic Pounce (Sp): If an arctic cat uses dimension slide on a creature, it can make a full attack (including a rake attempt, see below) even though it has moved.
Psionics (Sp): At will -- dimension slide. Manifester level 16th.
Attack/Defense Modes (Sp): At will -- ego whip/mental barrier.
Rake (Ex): On any round that an arctic cat has a hold on an opponent (see Improved Grab, above), it can make two rake attacks with its hind legs at its full attack bonus for the damage indicated. The arctic cat can also attempt to rake when it uses psionic pounce on an opponent.
Skills: An arctic cat has a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks and a +4 racial bonus on Spot and Hide checks. *The Hide bonus rises by an additional +8 in winter terrain.
The arctic cat attacks using its claws and bite attacks, and it rakes with its rear claws when it gets the chance. It waits for prey by hiding in the terrain, and it uses its dimension slide to pounce.