|Released||28 November 2005 (Update)|
A wily cat is a special variant of a pet cat, which players gain access to by completing the Ratcatchers quest. After completion, players can speak to Felkrash to have her train their overgrown cat into a wily cat. (Warning: After training your overgrown cat to be a wily cat, you will start from zero for the number of rats caught for the cat training medal.) Wily cats are the best hunters of any cat, with a success rate of 70%. When fighting Hell-Rat Behemoths they have higher health, get hit less often, and can hit slightly higher than regular cats. In addition, they can also catch Kalphite Larvae and butterflies (as well as Hunter butterflies, though this yields no experience). Wily cats do not require food of any kind (Unless when fighting Hell-Rat Behemoths).
Players are only allowed to have one wily or lazy cat at a time, in addition to one kitten or adult cat, and as many overgrown cats as they wish. You may have multiple wily cats if you first store your existing wily cat in your menagerie before training another.
Combat stats[edit | edit source]
Training your Overgrown/Lazy Hellcat[edit | edit source]
After completion of Ratcatchers quest, an Overgrown Cat can be trained into a Wily cat by talking to Felkrash in the Port Sarim Rat Pits. When the Wily cat eventually reverts to a Lazy cat, it can be re-transformed into a Wily cat through training by catching rats (both normal and Hellcat versions). Players are only allowed to have one wily or lazy cat out or in bank at a time, in addition to one kitten or adult cat, and as many overgrown cats as they wish. You can however have multiple lazy/wily cats by storing them in your menagerie before training another. If, whilst attempting to train your lazy normal/hellcat into a Wily cat, the cat does not seem to transform (it should take about 25 rats), players can pick up their cat and re-drop it to reset the 'training timer', otherwise you could be training your cat for what seems an indefinite time (even hundreds of rats and 1.5hrs+ have been observed without success).
After some time, usually under an hour, a Wily cat will revert to a Lazy cat. It can then be re-trained into a Wily cat.
Interacting with your wily cat[edit | edit source]
While wily cats do not need attention like kittens do, the amount of attention they have received influences the dialogue when the wily cat is spoken to.
- When asked how it is doing, an angry cat will hiss and complain that it hasn't been petted enough.
- Once it has been petted enough, it will say that it is content, but wants to hunt more rats.
- Once that need is satisfied, it will purr and say it is happy, but that the player shouldn't take this as a sign to start neglecting it again.
There is no mechanical benefit to a fully content wily cat.
Wily and lazy cats can be named by speaking with Felkrash. The name can be a combination of any six letters or spaces, but no numbers. Note that the name will be used in the RuneScape interface for every cat the player has, even kittens, adult cats, and overgrown cats.
After a random amount of time, usually under an hour, regardless of the amount of interactions performed, a wily cat will become a lazy cat. Lazy cats can only catch rats, and have around a 41% success rate. They can be trained back into wily cats by performing a random amount of interactions with them, which includes playing with the cat with a ball of wool, sending it to chase rats, stroking it, and having it chase a worn mouse toy.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 27 January 2020. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "[do you know the actual levels for each type of cat?] Attack, Strength, Defence, HP for each... Kitten: 1, 1, 0, 4 Grown: 4, 3, 0, 6 Overgrown: 3, 5, 0, 10 Lazy: 6, 6, 2, 14 Wily: 12, 8, 2, 12 @OSRS_Wiki"