Name: Onyx Panther
A miniature statuette of a panther. When tossed down and the command word is spoken, it becomes a living panther that obeys and serves its owner.
Onyx Panther is a special Fighter hireling - pet that players will receive if they pre-ordered the collectors edition of Menace of the Underdark. Each character receives this bonus. This hireling contract goes into hireling contract folder if a character owns one. Unlike other hireling contracts, it never expires.
Onyx Panther is a level 20 Gold Seal hireling. She can be used at level 18 and later. Note that her high level might affect quest experience.
She is treated as a Gold Seal hireling for a couple of purposes:
- This affects Dungeon Scaling like any Gold Seal hireling (i.e., less than an extra player or regular hireling).
- This also allows you to summon her anywhere in any dungeon - but not raids.
- The panther acts as a party member, and takes up a party slot.
Unlike all other hirelings, multiple party members can summon their own panther.
- Claw/Bite - Piercing/Slashing
- Manslayer (vorpal vs. Humanoids, but reported to work on Cannith WF and Sands Hyenas too, possible bug), Improved Destruction, Tendon Slice 10%, Aligned, Metalline, Crystal, All regular Bane types
- Natural Armor +5 (or higher)
- +4 or higher STR/CON items
- Heavy Fortification
- 638 HP normally (700 HP with Augment Summoning).
- STR 34 DEX 23 CON 34 INT 10 WIS 19 CHA 14
|Originally Posted by (former developer) on March 5, 2012 |
The Panther has a number of "useful items" equipped, including ability score bonuses. (And deathblock, and heavy fortification, and a few other "standard adventuring items".)
- This panther is a reference to Drizzt Do'Urden's panther named Guenhwyvar which he summons from a small statue.