Ray cat

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Ray Cat


cats (Loved100 Reputation)



Light Radius?This object acts as
a light source


Corpse Dropped

ray cat corpse (50%)

Experience?The XP granted when killed. Click
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10 XP

XP Tier




Extra info:
  • This creature is pettable
  • Weighs 201 lbs

Limbs* (Quadruped): * Excludes limbs granted via mutations
ray cat

They are a small kitty and the glassy fibers of their coat bend the light of faraway stars into strange loops.



A ray cat is a creature belonging to the cats faction. Ray cats can be found rarely underground, as well as in ruins and the flower fields. Additionally, 2-6 ray cats can be found alongside cat herders at the Stiltgrounds.[1][2]

Ray cats are docile creatures, meaning they will be neutral in spite of the player's low inital reputation with cats; however, they will still become hostile if provoked, or if the player's reputation with cats falls significantly.[3] Ray cats attack with their claws and their bite, natural short blade weapons that each deal ♥1d2-10-1 (Avg: 0.5) damage.

Ray cats passively give off light in a circular area with a radius of 4 tiles, about the same as a torch.[3] If the player is favored by cats, they can pet ray cats, which will bestow phosphorescent on the player for 100-200 rounds. This will cause them to give off light in a circular area with a radius of 3 tiles.[4]

Ctesiphus is a unique ray cat that can always be found in Joppa.[5]

Joppa Ray Cat

The "joppa ray cat", as it is referred to internally, is a unique ray cat that has a 2% chance to spawn in the ruins of Joppa, which will replace Joppa if the player chooses a different starting village when creating their character.[6][7] Besides being excluded from dynamic encounters, the joppa ray cat is identical to a normal ray cat in all regards.[8] It is a creature distinct from Ctesiphus, however, who will be guaranteed to spawn in Joppa if the player selects Joppa as their starting village.


Caution: This article or section contains unverified speculation and should not be considered canonical.
  • The ray cat may be a reference to an idea explored by the Human Interference Task Force to create cats that would glow when near high levels of radiation.[1][2]


This information is reliable as of patch
  1. PopulationTables.xml, population name CommonOddEncounters
  2. PopulationTables.xml, population name StiltAnimalPen
  3. 3.0 3.1 ObjectBlueprints.xml, object name Ray Cat
  4. XRL.World.Parts.Raycat
  5. ObjectBlueprints.xml, object name Ctesiphus
  6. JoppaRuins.rpm
  7. ObjectBlueprints.xml, object name SometimesACat
  8. ObjectBlueprints.xml, object name Joppa Ray Cat