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A nimble quadruped that hunts using its sharp teeth. The fluid covering its fangs and claws causes status effects.


Panthers are a race of monster in Final Fantasy Tactics. They are stronger than the other common enemy encountered early in the game, the Goblin, with higher Attack power and mobility. They have an elemental weakness to Earth.


Rank I
Red Panther

Red Panthers are the first type of Panther battled in the game, at Mandalia Plains. They also commonly appear in random battles in other locales.

Rank II
Coeurl (Cuar)

Coeurls are light blue variations of the Red Panther.

Rank III
Vampire Cat (Vampire)

Vampire Cats are much more dangerous than their kin, due to their innate Blaster ability, which can Petrify units.


Monster Move Jump Phy. Evasion Rate Innate Abilities Common Poach Rare Poach
Red Panther 4 4 23% Cannot enter water, Ignore Elevation, Counter Antidote Battle Boots
Coeurl 4 4 26% Cannot enter water, Ignore Elevation, Counter Gold Needle Germinas Boots
Vampire Cat 4 4 24% Cannot enter water, Ignore Elevation, Counter Holy Water Croakadile Bag


The damage formula for Claw is as follows:

The damage formula for Cat Scratch is as follows:

The success rate for inflicting statuses is as follows:

Ability Red Panther Coeurl Vampire Cat Range Effect Vertical
Claw Yes Yes Yes 1 1 3
Attack with keen-edged claws.
Venom Fang Yes Yes No 1 1 2
Poison the target by injecting venom.
Effect: Poison
Cat Scratch No* Yes Yes 1 1 2
Attack with a powerful kick.
Blaster No No* Yes 3 1 Infinite
Attack by releasing luminous energy.
Effect: Petrify, Stop
Vampire No No No* 1 1 0
Feast on the target's blood to restore HP.
Effect: Vampire

*Abilities can be learned by this race when a unit with the "Beastmaster" support ability is nearby.



Panther is a mythological creature that resembles a big cat with a multicoloured hide. Under medieval belief, after feasting, the panther will sleep in a cave for three days, then roars emitting a sweet odor that draws in any creatures who smell it (the dragon being the only creature immune). They are eaten by the panther, and the cycle begins again.

The term panther may also refer to the big cats leopard, cougar or jaguar. Black and white variations also exist.

The coeurl is a fictional alien race created by science-fiction writer A. E. van Vogt. Coeurls also appear in other fantastical environments, such as in Dungeons & Dragons (as "Displacer Beasts"). Coeurls are generally described to be feline with longer forelimbs and tentacles.

The strongest form is known as the Vampire Cat. Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence, generally in the form of blood, of living creatures. Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures, and may go back to "prehistoric times", the term vampire was not popularized until the early 18th century.