Black Cat

Black Cat is an NPC in Divinity: Original Sin 2 (DOS2) which follows the first character in party it sees. You can converse with it using the Pet Pal talent, but it doesn't tell you much and seems confused.



Black Cat information

  • Will follow character at the beginning of campaign when you arrive in Fort Joy



Black Cat location



Notes and Tips

  • If you escape Fort Joy without the cat getting killed by magisters, it gives you the Summon Cat Familiar skill. (The magisters guarding the front entrance to the ghetto and the patrolling magister are of no concern.) The easiest way to escape with the cat quickly involves the quest called The Teleporter.
  • After escaping Fort Joy the cat will reveal that it used to be a wizard's cat, but the wizard has left it to wait for him. Her former master used to speak in rhymes, so it can be suggested that it is Bellegar from Divinity OS 1.
  • The Black Cat will usually run away from combat if you engage with anything (crocodiles, your camp mates, etc).
  • The Black Cat cannot traverse ladders, and neither does it follow along when you use waypoints.



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    • Anonymous

      13 Jun 2021 19:48  

      I’ve used teleport on the cat and it loses respect for you, and I also had it killed by a guard in fort joy yes it loves poison thankfully I have rain and restoration (you can heal the thing) I am a dog person so keeping this cat alive is the hardest part so far

      • Anonymous

        21 May 2021 00:00  

        If only this stupid cat actually had any redeeming qualities, like give the thing like 3 in the necromancy and retribution abilities even, i've sat here rummaging through a save editor trying to find how to do it myself

        • Anonymous

          27 Jun 2020 09:19  

          After meeting high judge orivand whilst the cat was summoned, my black cat say thank you and for reuniting and after the battle end thanking me for sending his former master to death. I did one of this that trigger the upgrade dialogue, use the cat to attack the High Judge Orivand, cat never get hit/ never re-summoned and use the power of the cat (not sure which one triggered it though). Now without lingering thought he is ready to help our entire group. You can swap the cat with any of your party member now. The lingering thought of his former master prevent him (my black cat is a male :D) from unleashing his true power.

          • Anonymous

            18 Jun 2020 21:09  

            this cat is dumb af. Runs in the middle of fights, in fire pools, poison pools, you name it. Sometimes he even eats projectiles and ends up saving your enemy. Anyways, he eventually died in some fight, good *****ing riddance!!

            • Anonymous

              25 May 2020 23:21  

              I got the whistle to summon the cat but I must have pissed it off somehow. Every time I summon it with the whistle (out of combat) it becomes hostile and i have to kill it. If i summon it with the spell it's an ally, but 10 turn limit means you can't just walk around with it permanently.

              • Anonymous

                03 Dec 2019 08:56  

                The cat seems to be Bellegar's familiar. When you escape Fort Joy and he gives you the summon skill to call him to battle, he mentions, how his master talked to him in RHYMES, you know Bellegar, the most famous rhyming wizard in Rivellon, also the most lunatic among mages, doing weird stuff with good intentions (Dragon Knight Saga). So he left the cat in Fort Joy to "protect" it, definitely sounds like good intentions, but executed terribly.

                • 11 Nov 2018 02:49  

                  Bypass the initial encounter via ladder and the cat will patiently wait there. Quite convenient and much better than having it follow you around.

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Sep 2018 15:11  

                    Here I was just minding my own business while Ifan had a little 'chat' with Magister Borris and one of the archers just starts shooting my cat! What the hell!? Had to reset to before the croc fight to get it back.

                    • Anonymous

                      01 May 2018 08:52  

                      I just now met Orivand with the familiar, having escaped previously with the cat and tested a bit.

                      The only thing I haven't tried is summoning the familiar before the fight and re-summoning it every time it expires during the fight until it is over and the familiar is still there. But apart from that, I had no special dialogue, and in the end, the Swap skill was unchanged, it still only worked with the summoner.

                      In short, for what I can tell, there is no upgrade to it. Not just by going to Orivand after escaping with the cat, at least.

                      • Anonymous

                        04 Apr 2018 19:24  

                        Well i lost the cat somewhere between hour 30 and 35. The problem was I exited fort joy via the sewer after killing Kniles without the cat following. You can teleport to waypoints to temporarily lose it and stop it following you, useful when talking to Buddy the dog or taking on a fight with lots of area of effect damage etc.

                        I THINK, If you exit fort joy and get the quest update without the cat following the cat seems to stay in it place. I stumbled on it again after hour 48 at the scaffold tower exit near Orviand. x310 y124 (I was chasing after Gawin trying to kill him).

                        Maybe check all the fort joy exits before you consider the cat dead, since it is a very early summon with a utility teleport ability. Sewers, Scaffolding, Docks, Bridge.

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Jan 2018 00:59  

                          I have a slight problem...
                          I killed the cat in order to speak to buddy because it would not stop following me, now the cat is dead and I think it might have been a bad idea, is it very important later on?

                          • Anonymous

                            07 Jan 2018 17:13  

                            If the cat dies, and you didn't reload, you don't get the opportunity to keep the cat as a familiar. but I can 100% confirm that I now have summon cat familiar on my bar. It runs away during most combat, but focus on escaping without it dying before you go back into town and complete any other quests to minimize the chances you don't lose it. Heal it when it's low health from poison, etc. and as soon as you escape with Pet Pal, it will start a conversation about it's previous owner. You have to be a good owner while it follows you in order to keep it. :)

                            • Anonymous

                              10 Dec 2017 17:33  

                              The cat will follow the first character to approach the area close to the Fort Joy Entrance/Atusa scene

                              Don't walk by the archer at the gate guarded by 4 magisters and a source hound, he will shoot the cat cause "black cats are unlucky"

                              For battles, summon him prior to starting a fight so he can jump somewhere and swap spots with you for kiting.

                              • Anonymous

                                30 Nov 2017 13:22  

                                Same problem here... how can i meet the cat again without loading again and Play everything from Start on?

                                • Anonymous

                                  25 Nov 2017 19:31  

                                  I have a problem:
                                  After i Loaded the Game to a older save, the cat just dient wann to appear... so is there a was to Met him or do i have to Play everything again to her him?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    30 Oct 2017 16:00  

                                    I can confirm that you get the "Summon Cat Familiar" skill after escaping with the cat. I got it after i went through the prison, looted the prison key and entered the main floor of the keep. I went towards the dock and fought two magisters that were interrogating Han. I escaped with him by boat and had a small conversation with the cat sine i dont have pet pal and was given the skill.

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