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Sabre Cat
Sabre Cat
Basic Info
Level 6
Health-icon 150
MagickaIcon 0
Stamina 225
DamageIcon 35
Soul Size Lesser
Base ID 00023AB5
"The Sabre Cat of Skyrim is a giant, ferocious predator, and will often ambush travelers who stray too far from the roads, and into the wilds."
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Sabre Cats are large predators found in the mountainous or tundra areas of northern and central Skyrim, especially the open plains between Rorikstead and Whiterun.

They can present a challenge, particularly at lower levels, due to their high damage output and extremely rapid attacks. It is also possible to contract the disease Witbane from them. Animal Extermination quests may require a sabre cat to be killed.


The average sabre cat has reddish-brown fur which helps it blend into grassy regions. The snowy version of the sabre cat has spotted white fur which it uses more for stalking more than its cousin in the plains. Snowy sabre cats are typically found in the northern regions of Skyrim (as well as other cold areas), especially around Dawnstar and Winterhold.[1]


They occasionally travel in groups of two or three, though they do usually travel alone. Once a sabre cat catches sight of prey, it will crouch and slowly move towards it until pouncing at the right moment. Due to their camouflaged coats, they can easily ambush an unwary traveller. They may lurk in nooks under hills just off the road, poised to ambush anyone who walks by. They rarely follow prey into water, so only a river that is deep enough to swim in can be used as an escape route. They are susceptible to Command Animal, and are sometimes summoned by spriggans.


Snowy Sabre CatEdit

In addition to the standard sabre cat, there is a subspecies known as the snowy sabre cat, which is much stronger and lives in snow-covered areas, like the regions around Windhelm and Winterhold. They can be distinguished from regular sabre cats by their cream colored coat.

Sabre Cat Guardian SpiritEdit

A spectral sabre cat, that is also bigger and tougher, and is only encountered in the quest Kyne's Sacred Trials. It is located on the shore of the Sea of Ghosts near the glaciers' edge.

Vale Sabre CatEdit

Dawnguard adds another subspecies, the vale sabre cat, found in Darkfall Cave and the Forgotten Vale. They can be distinguished from the regular sabre cats by their purple and brown mottled coat.





This section contains bugs related to Sabre Cat. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  PC   360   PS3  They may fail to respawn due to missing respawn flag.[confirmation needed]
  • Rarely when in rocky mountain areas, it's possible to lead a Sabre cat down the mountain towards a river while sprinting, cross over the river, and the Sabre Cat will be spinning in the rocks, trying to decide which way to go.



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