Steel predators were reminiscent of big cats with muscles made of iron. Like a big cat, steel predators were strong and fast.
What was truly special about them was their sense of smell. It not only allowed them to track their targets but also allowed them to pinpoint it as readily as vision over close ranges.
A steel predator could make a special roar every six to twenty-four seconds that allowed it to not only deafen people but also deal physical damage with the sound. This attack was more effective against crystalline creatures.
The mouth of a steel predator was especially suited to destroying objects held by creatures. Its bite could also subdue a steel predator's enemy.
Steel predators had four legs but two claws that they could normally use for combat purposes. If one hit with both its claws, it could also use its hind legs to strike enemies.
Steel predators had complete immunities against attacks using electricity or sound. Because of their deafness, steel predators were also immune to any magic that worked by being heard. They had a strong resistance against non-magical physical attacks and fire and cold.
They had skills in sneaking, hiding, and balancing.
Steel predators had only one magical ability, their ability to sense the existence of metallic magic items.
Steel predators who got the drop on their enemies tried to roar against them and then overwhelm them with attacks, preferably destroying their weapons.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (May 29, 2018). Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 239. ISBN 978-0786966240.
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matthew Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt (April 2003). Fiend Folio. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 163–164. ISBN 0-7869-2780-1.
- ↑ Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 144. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.