# Clarification on the number of attacks a leopard receives

On page 274 of the 3.5 Monster Manual the leopard is stated to have:

Attack: Bite +6 melee (1d6+3) Full Attack: Bite +6 melee (1d6+3) and 2 claws +1 melee (1d3+1)

It also has the special attacks:

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a leopard must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can rake.

Pounce (Ex): If a leopard charges a foe, it can make a full attack, including two rake attacks.

Rake (Ex): Attack bonus +6 melee, damage 1d3+1.

Would someone please error check my understanding of this? 1) The leopard charges a foe 2) It takes its full attack Bite +6 melee (1d6+3) and 2 claws +1 melee (1d3+1) AND due to its Pounce special attack it can also make two Rake attacks at +6 melee, damage 1d3+1 each. 3) Its bite hits and therefore starts a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. It wins the grapple check, establishes a hold and Rake(s).

So we have a full attack of 3 attacks plus 2 rakes from the pounce plus a further 2 rakes from hitting with its bite and winning the grapple check. For a total of 7 attacks. Is this correct?

• Although it's about the lion and not the leopard, I'm pretty sure this is answered by the answer to this question. Answers, however, can still address this idea directly, I guess, without it being a total duplicate. – Hey I Can Chan Jun 4 '19 at 15:43
• Yes it does answer the question by referring to your previous answer regards the lion I deduce that under the circumstances the leopard could take a total of 7 attacks if it wanted but it doesn't have to, if for whatever reason, it doesn't wish to start a grapple. – MichaelDorf Jun 4 '19 at 16:02
• Almost. I'll write an answer. Even if this question is later marked as a duplicate, maybe the answer will help someone else looking for this same information. – Hey I Can Chan Jun 4 '19 at 16:23
• You may also be interested in this question. – Hey I Can Chan Jun 4 '19 at 16:23