Black Cat

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For the similarly named monster, see the page black cat.
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Black Cat

What a cute kitty!
What could possibly go wrong,
with her at your side?

Is adorable

Ability: Reduces stat gains, takes away MP, removes buffs, forces you to attack with your weapon instead of using skills, blocks combat items, randomly destroys dropped items.

Throne/Bjorn: All Attributes -10, sometimes steals your HP and Meat.

Hatchling: Bkitten.gif black kitten

Familiar-Specific Equipment: N/A

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Mumming Trunk Abilities:

+15% Meat Drop 4-5 MP +4 Muscle statgain +15% Item Drop +4 Mysticality statgain 8-10 HP +2 Moxie statgain
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Combat Messages
  • At the beginning of combat:
    <name> brushes against your ankles, purring loudly.
    (Strips you of all of your buffs.)
  • During combat:
    <name> jumps onto the keyboard and causes you to accidentally hit the Attack button instead of using that skill.
    (Forces you to attack with your weapon instead of using the selected skill.)
    Just as you're about to use that item, <name> bats it out of your hand, and you have to spend the next couple of minutes fishing it out from underneath a couch. It's as adorable as it is annoying.
    (Forces you to keep the selected item and take no action during that round of combat.)
  • At the end of combat:
    You reach down to pick up an <item> off of the ground, but <name> playfully bats it out of your reach and into a nearby sewer grating.
    (The item is lost; this effect can trigger for each dropped item.)
    <name> spins in circles chasing her tail. It's adorable, but sort of distracting.
    (Reduces your stat gain by 50%.)
    <name> purrs loudly, and you reach down to pet her. She starts as a spark leaps from your finger to the tip of her ear.
    MPYou lose some Mana Points.
    (The MP loss will only trigger if you have greater than 10 MP.)
  • Enthroned in the Crown of Thrones:
    <name> leaps down from her throne and claws your face. Then she grabs some of your Meat and throws it away.
    HPYou lose 30-40 hit points.
    Meat.gifYou lose 20-30 Meat.
  • Bjornified in the Buddy Bjorn:
    <name> uses your back as a scratching post, and follows up with a swipe at your meat pouch.
    HPYou lose 30-40 hit points.
    Meat.gifYou lose 20-30 Meat.
  • With lucky Tam O'Shanter equipped:
    <name> wrestles with the Tam O'Shanter. How adorable!
  • With miniature gravy-covered maypole equipped:
    <name> leaps to the top of the maypole and slides all the way down, leaving deep gouges in the wood.
  • With wax lips equipped:
    <name> regards the wax lips with a deliberate lack of interest.

Arena Messages

  • <name> just sits there grooming herself.


  • Like the O.A.F., this is a familiar that only has abilities which negatively affect the player.
  • A 100% Bad Moon black cat run will permanently unlock the Bad Moon sign. Beware, as a single combat adventure spent without it will disallow the perma-unlock. This includes special holiday combat adventures.
  • Has a 50%(?) chance of blocking skills. Some things, like Pickpocket, Chefstaff jiggles, and Pasta Guardian summoning, are not considered skills. They have their own buttons in the regular interface and do not have an MP cost in the combat action bar.
  • Has a 50% chance of preventing item use. When using Ambidextrous Funkslinging, either both items are blocked (with only one message) or neither is blocked.
  • All the effects (Item knocking, Stat Gain Reductions, and MP loss) can occur in the same combat.
  • The debuffing function only removes true buffs (effects which can be shrugged off). It will not remove any other effects.
  • The stat gain reduction (the "tail chasing" message) reduces stats gained by 50%, and occurs 50% of the time.
  • Quest items and items gained through Pickpocket cannot be affected by the random item loss effect.
  • Jick has stated that weight does not impact the cat's negative effects.
  • The cat can bat away ultra-rare items.


  • The existence of this familiar was leaked two days before being implemented — on August 2, 2008, — when the Hall of Records showed Black-Cat friendly ascensions, of which there were none at the time.


  • "What could possibly go wrong?" is the catchphrase of gaming mascot cat Bubsy.
  • Many of the cat's behaviors mirror those of real-world cats. Others (such as the maypole message) reference stereotypical cat behaviors in cartoons. Tail-chasing, however, is more of a canine behavior.
  • Superstitious individuals may view black cats as unlucky, which is the very premise of this familiar's nature.
  • Cats are known to become hostile, for reasons known only to themselves, very suddenly. This can startle or even injure someone the cat was friendly toward just the moment prior. For this reason, some people consider cats to be evil. This also is the basis for the Crown/Bjorn messages.