Weretiger: Tigger on the War Path

He was never the same after Pooh went back to the public domain.

That might just be my worst joke yet. And that is saying a lot.

Lore: Lone Hunters

Little is known about weretigers. Only two things are certain. Firstly, they are prideful hunters, warriors through and through. The other is that they dislike spreading their curse not due to morality, but simply because it would mean more competition.

So… these guys are basically Kraven the Hunter from Spider-Man.

This lore is incredibly weak. You can only write one or two stories out of it. Either the party gets in the way of a weretiger’s hunt or they themselves are the subject of said hunt. If you want to tell a truly compelling story, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Design: The Naked Warrior

Of all the lycanthropes, this one is likely the most popular with furries.

Why is he built like a castle?!

This dude looks freaking cool, dudes! Something about the red cloak and its arsenal and its stance just does something for me. Yes, it’s exactly what you’d expect; a tiger-man. It isn’t the most creative thing in the world. But in execution, it is effective.

Plus, it does tell a bit of a story. This clearly isn’t some savage beast. This is a hunter. One that has fully embraced his curse.

Wow. This entry really is just Kraven.

Stats: The Pouncing Arsenal

While not as dangerous as the werebear, the weretiger is certainly not a foe to scoff at. Its AC isn’t all that high, but its HP is definitely nothing to sneeze at. As per usual, you’ll need silvered weapons if you hope to do any melee damage. It’s far from the hardest monster to kill, but it’ll still pose a lengthy challenge to early-game parties.

It has a plethora of options to use for damaging the players. None of them are all that dangerous on their own; the worst part of its bite attack is the possibility of being cursed. If not for multiattack, it wouldn’t be that great of a threat.

That, and its Pounce ability. When it moves fifteen feet straight towards an enemy, the target must make a DC 14 STR save or be knocked prone. Afterwards, the weretiger can make a bite attack as a bonus action.

This ability does add a bit of depth to the fight. Players need to keep an eye on their position in regards to the monster, otherwise they’ll be left vulnerable to the pounce or its longbow.

Aside from that, however, it’s still a straight-forward slugfest. For an early game party, it could make a tense boss fight. For a late game party, it could make for a pretty simple fight. Either way, it doesn’t make for a terrible battle, but not an especially interesting one.

Placement

Overall, this is another middling entry. Its design is okay and its stats can make for a simple but fun fight. It won’t blow your players minds, but you could definitely choose worse. Many of those worse being the other lycanthropes.

With all that in mind, let’s put the Weretiger on the Best of the Bestiary!

  1. Beholder
  2. Death Tyrant
  3. Dragon Turtle
  4. Green Dragons
  5. Red Dragons
  6. Blue Dragons
  7. Black Dragons
  8. White Dragons
  9. Silver Dragons
  10. Couatl
  11. Behir
  12. Aboleth
  13. Sea Hag
  14. Lamia
  15. Bronze Dragons
  16. Brass Dragons
  17. Copper Dragons
  18. Gold Dragons
  19. Chuul
  20. Kuo-Toa
  21. Gibbering Mouther
  22. Kraken
  23. Intellect Devourer
  24. Chimera
  25. Death Knight
  26. Fomorian
  27. Bone Devil
  28. Dracolich
  29. Faerie Dragon
  30. Lich
  31. Kobold
  32. Kenku
  33. Hobgoblins
  34. Night Hag
  35. Green Hag
  36. Ankheg
  37. Hook Horror
  38. Storm Giant
  39. Hill Giant
  40. Empyrean
  41. Efreeti
  42. Grimlock
  43. Dao
  44. Cloud Giant
  45. Drow (all four of ’em)
  46. Shadow Demon
  47. Marilith
  48. Drider
  49. Aarackockra
  50. Azer
  51. Demilich
  52. Spectator
  53. Hydra
  54. Marid
  55. Harpy
  56. Werejackal
  57. Half-Dragon
  58. Cambion
  59. Fire Giant
  60. Animated Armor
  61. Banshee
  62. Basilisk
  63. Yochlol
  64. Bulette
  65. Cloaker
  66. Darkmantle
  67. Doppelganger
  68. Ghoul and Ghast
  69. Ettin
  70. Pit Fiend
  71. Erinyes
  72. Chain Devil
  73. Bearded Devil
  74. Barbed Devil
  75. Spined Devil
  76. Ice Devil
  77. Djinni
  78. Nalfeshnee
  79. Glabrezu
  80. Chasme
  81. Grell
  82. Barlgura
  83. Horned Devil
  84. Balor
  85. Shadow Dragon
  86. Werebear
  87. Lizardfolk
  88. Vrock
  89. Dretch
  90. Gnolls (all three)
  91. Goristro
  92. Hezrou
  93. Manes
  94. Frost Giant
  95. Weretiger <————–
  96. Duergar
  97. Quasit
  98. Dryad
  99. Flumph
  100. Goblin
  101. Wereboar
  102. Wererat
  103. Githyanki
  104. Planetar
  105. Imp
  106. Clay Golem
  107. Flameskull
  108. Displacer Beast
  109. Carrion Crawler
  110. Githzerai
  111. Grick
  112. Invisible Stalker
  113. Rug of Smothering
  114. Bugbear Chief
  115. Bugbear
  116. Flesh Golem
  117. Vine Blight
  118. Twig Blight
  119. Needle Blight
  120. Bullywug
  121. Hellhound
  122. Ettercap
  123. Gas Spore
  124. Cockatrice
  125. Lemure
  126. Homonculus
  127. Solar
  128. Deva
  129. Gorgon
  130. Hippogriff
  131. Griffon
  132. Cyclops
  133. Centaur
  134. Ghost
  135. Fire Elemental
  136. Water Elemental
  137. Air Elemental
  138. Stone Giant
  139. Deep Gnome
  140. Dinosaurs (All six of them)
  141. Iron Golem
  142. Stone Golem
  143. Earth Elemental
  144. Galeb Duhr
  145. Helmed Horror
  146. Flying Sword
  147. Crawling Claw
  148. Violet Fungus
  149. Shrieker
  150. Gargoyle
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