They can present a challenge, even at higher 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 a reddish brown fur which it can use to 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. 
BehaviorEditThey occasionally travel in groups of two or three, although a sabre cat usually travels 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 traveler. They may lurk in nooks under hills just off the road, poised to ambush anyone who walks by. They do not follow prey into water, so it is likely that they cannot swim. They are susceptible to Command Animal and are sometimes summoned by spriggans.
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 light colored coat.
Sabre Cat Guardian SpiritEdit
- Sabre cats are derived from the real-world family of prehistoric Saber Toothed Cat such as Smilodon.
- A sabre cat or cave bear may spawn at Riverside Shack.
- They are possibly the same species as the sabretooth tigers found in Daggerfall.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)
|Creatures and Enemies (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)|
|Animals||Bear • Cave Bear • Chicken • Cow • Deer • Dog • Elk • Fox • Goat • Hawk • Horker • Horse |
Ice Wolf • Mammoth • Mudcrab • Rabbit • Sabre Cat • Skeever • Slaughterfish • Snow Bear • Snow Fox • Wolf
|Creatures||Chaurus • Frostbite Spider • Frost Troll • Giant • Hagraven • Ice Wraith • Spriggan • Troll|
|Daedra||Dremora • Flame Atronach • Frost Atronach • Storm Atronach|
|Undead||Corrupted Shade • Dragon Priest • Draugr • Magic Anomaly • Skeleton |
Subjugated Ghost • Wisp • Wispmother • Vampire
|Animunculi||Dwarven Centurion • Dwarven Sphere • Dwarven Spider|
|Dragons||Dragon • Blood Dragon • Frost Dragon • Elder Dragon • Ancient Dragon • Skeletal Dragon|
- Rarely when in rocky mountain areas, you can lead a Sabre cat down the mountain towards a river (while sprinting), cross over the river, and turn around and when standing absolutely still the Sabre cat will be spinning in the rocks, trying to decide which way to go.