Monstrous Physique — Black Panther (SF)

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Last time this happened, I statted up Miles Morales as a prominent Black figure in fiction. I mentioned in that blog that I considered doing Black Panther as well. So, now I’m doing Black Panther. I feel like he was a decently obscure comic hero, maybe B-list or C-list, until a few years ago. The Black Panther movie is phenomenal and introduced so many people to a great character. T’Challa is a character who is trying to rid the world of injustice and help others using the privilege he holds. Also, he’s just cool and kicks a lot of butt. So, let’s take a look at T’Challa, the Black Panther!

Black Panther                         CR 10
XP 9,600
N Medium humanoid (human)
Init +8; Senses darkvision 120 ft.; Perception +19
HP 165
EAC 23; KAC 25
Fort +12, Ref +12, Will +11
Defensive Abilities combat suit; DR 5/—
Speed 50 ft.
Melee claws +22 (2d10+15 slashing)
Special Attacks unleash energy
Str +5, Dex +8, Con +3, Int +2, Wis +0, Cha +6
Skills Acrobatics +24, Athletics +24, Diplomacy +19, Mysticism +19, Stealth +24
Languages Common
Other Abilities enhanced agility, vibranium claws
Environment any
Organization solitary
Enhanced Agility (Ex) Black Panther can leap great distances. When making Athletics checks to jump, he does not need to take a 10-foot running start. In addition, the DC for his jump attempts are four times the number of feet he is attempting to jump horizontally or equal to the number of feet he is trying to jump vertically.
Combat Suit (Ex)
 Black Panther wears a specialized vibranium suit that can absorb kinetic energy. When he takes damage from attacks that targets KAC, he stores a number of points equal to half the damage. He can store up to 100 points in this way.
Unleash Energy (Ex) Black Panther releases the energy stored in his suit as a full action. All creatures within 10 feet of him take force damage equal to the number of points he had stored in the suit. A successful DC 17 Reflex save halves this damage.
Vibranium Claws (Ex) Black Panther’s claws are made with vibranium, a rare element that is stronger than all known metals. His attacks ignore the 20 points of hardness and are treated as adamantine for the purposes of damage reduction.

T’Challa is the king of Wakanda, a small, yet technologically advanced nation in Africa. As the king of Wakanda, T’Challa has accepted the mantle of Black Panther, Wakanda’s legendary protector. As part of taking on the mantle, T’Challa consumed the heart-shaped herb which granted him supernatural abilities, including enhanced strength, speed, and resilience. In combination with his abilities, T’Challa makes use of a number of Wakanda’s technological developments. Through the combination of his skill, the technology afforded to him, and his determination, the Black Panther is able to defend not only Wakanda, but the entire world from dangerous threats. Black Panther has often teamed up with other important heroes including the likes of Iron Man and Captain America. In combat, he uses his blinding speed and unmatched strength to outmaneuver and overwhelm his foes.

That’s it for this week! If you end up introducing Black Panther into your game or you have any request for a future Monstrous Physique, please drop me a line at

Luis Loza

Luis Loza is a developer at Paizo, working on the Pathfinder Lost Omens line and formerly on Campaign Setting and Player Companion lines. He's done freelance for Paizo Inc, Legendary Games, Rogue Genius Games, and more third-party publishers. His hobbies include gaming both tabletop and video, making jokes, obsessing over time travel, taking naps with Nova his cat, and walks with his wife. He is eternally plagued with a hunger for tacos. Consider checking his material on his Patreon at