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Dragon Age Categories
Category Age (Years)
Wyrmling 0-5
Very young 6-15
Young 16-25
Juvenile 26-50
Young adult 51-100
Adult 101-200
Mature adult 201-400
Old 401-600
Very old 601-800
Ancient 801-1,000
Wyrm 1,001-1,200
Great wyrm 1,201 or more

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Dragon, True

The known varieties of true dragons (as opposed to other creatures that have the dragon type) fall into two broad categories: chromatic and metallic. The chromatic dragons are black, blue, green, red, and white; they are all evil and extremely fierce. The metallic dragons are brass, bronze, copper, gold, and silver; they are all good, usually noble, and highly respected by the wise.

All true dragons gain more abilities and greater power as they age. (Other creatures that have the dragon type do not.) They range in length from several feet upon hatching to more than 100 feet after attaining the status of great wyrm. The size of a particular dragon varies according to age and variety.

A dragon’s metabolism operates like a highly efficient furnace and can metabolize even inorganic material. Some dragons have developed a taste for such fare.

Although goals and ideals vary among varieties, all dragons are covetous. They like to hoard wealth, collecting mounds of coins and gathering as many gems, jewels, and magic items as possible. Those with large hoards are loath to leave them for long, venturing out of their lairs only to patrol the immediate area or to get food. For dragons, there is no such thing as enough treasure. It’s pleasing to look at, and they bask in its radiance. Dragons like to make beds of their hoards, shaping nooks and mounds to fit their bodies. By the time a dragon matures to the age of great wyrm, hundreds of gems and coins may be imbedded in its hide.

All dragons speak Draconic.

Combat

A dragon attacks with its powerful claws and bite, and can also use a breath weapon and special physical attacks, depending on its size. It prefers to fight on the wing, staying out of reach until it has worn down the enemy with ranged attacks. Older, more intelligent dragons are adept at sizing up the opposition and eliminating the most dangerous foes first (or avoiding them while picking off weaker enemies).

The table below provides space and reach statistics for dragons of various sizes, plus the natural weapons a dragon of a certain size can employ and the damage those attacks deal.

Bite

Bite attacks deal the indicated damage plus the dragon’s Strength bonus. A dragon also can use its bite to snatch opponents if it has the Snatch feat.

Claw

Claw attacks deal the indicated damage plus ½ the dragon’s Strength bonus (round down). The dragon also can use its claws to snatch opponents if it has the Snatch feat. Claw attacks are secondary attacks, requiring a -5 penalty on the attack roll. (Many dragons choose the Multiattack feat to lessen this penalty to -2).

Wing

The dragon can slam opponents with its wings, even when flying. Wing attacks deal the indicated damage plus ½ the dragon’s Strength bonus (round down) and are treated as secondary attacks.

Tail Slap

The dragon can slap one opponent each round with its tail. A tail slap deals the indicated damage plus 1½ times the dragon’s Strength bonus (round down) and is treated as a secondary attack.

Crush (Ex)

This special attack allows a flying or jumping dragon of at least Huge size to land on opponents as a standard action, using its whole body to crush them. Crush attacks are effective only against opponents three or more size categories smaller than the dragon (though it can attempt normal overrun or grapple attacks against larger opponents).

A crush attack affects as many creatures as can fit under the dragon’s body. Creatures in the affected area must succeed on a Reflex save (DC equal to that of the dragon’s breath weapon) or be pinned, automatically taking bludgeoning damage during the next round unless the dragon moves off them. If the dragon chooses to maintain the pin, treat it as a normal grapple attack. Pinned opponents take damage from the crush each round if they don’t escape.

A crush attack deals the indicated damage plus 1½ times the dragon’s Strength bonus (round down).

Tail Sweep (Ex)

This special attack allows a dragon of at least Gargantuan size to sweep with its tail as a standard action. The sweep affects a half-circle with a radius of 30 feet (or 40 feet for a Colossal dragon), extending from an intersection on the edge of the dragon’s space in any direction. Creatures within the swept area are affected if they are four or more size categories smaller than the dragon. A tail sweep automatically deals the indicated damage plus 1½ times the dragon’s Strength bonus (round down). Affected creatures can attempt Reflex saves to take half damage (DC equal to that of the dragon’s breath weapon).

Dragon Space/Reach, Attacks, and Damage
Size Space/Reach1 1 Bite 2 Claws 2 Wings 1 Tail Slap 1 Crush 1 Tail Sweep
  1. A dragon’s bite attack has reach as if the creature were one size category larger. All other attacks are made with the standard reach for the dragon’s size.
Tiny 2½ ft./0 ft. (5 ft. with bite) 1d4 1d3
Small 5 ft./5 ft. 1d6 1d4
Medium 5 ft./5 ft. 1d8 1d6 1d4
Large 10 ft./5 ft. (10 ft. with bite) 2d6 1d8 1d6 1d8
Huge 15 ft./10 ft. (15 ft. with bite) 2d8 2d6 1d8 2d6 2d8
Gargantuan 20 ft./15 ft. (20 ft. with bite) 4d6 2d8 2d6 2d8 4d6 2d6
Colossal 30 ft./20 ft. (30 ft. with bite) 4d8 4d6 2d8 4d6 4d8 2d8
Grappling

Dragons do not favor grapple attacks, though their crush attack (and Snatch feat, if they know it) use normal grapple rules. A dragon can always use its breath weapon while grappling, as well as its spells and spell-like or supernatural abilities, provided it succeeds on Concentration checks.

Dragon Breath Weapons
Dragon Size Line1 (Length) Cone2 (Length)
  1. A line is always 5 feet high and 5 feet wide.
  2. A cone is as high and wide as its length.
Tiny 30 ft. 15 ft.
Small 40 ft. 20 ft.
Medium 60 ft. 30 ft.
Large 80 ft. 40 ft.
Huge 100 ft. 50 ft.
Gargantuan 120 ft. 60 ft.
Colossal 140 ft. 70 ft.
Breath Weapon (Su)

Using a breath weapon is a standard action. Once a dragon breathes, it can’t breathe again until 1d4 rounds later. If a dragon has more than one type of breath weapon, it still can breathe only once every 1d4 rounds. A blast from a breath weapon always starts at any intersection adjacent to the dragon and extends in a direction of the dragon’s choice, with an area as noted on the table below. If the breath weapon deals damage, creatures caught in the area can attempt Reflex saves to take half damage; the DC depends on the dragon’s age and variety, and is given in each individual entry. Saves against nondamaging breath weapons use the same DC; the kind of saving throw is noted in the variety descriptions. The save DC against a breath weapon is 10 + ½ dragon’s HD + dragon’s Con modifier.

Breath weapons come in two basic shapes, line and cone, whose areas vary with the dragon’s size.

Frightful Presence (Ex)

A young adult or older dragon can unsettle foes with its mere presence. The ability takes effect automatically whenever the dragon attacks, charges, or flies overhead. Creatures within a radius of 30 feet × the dragon’s age category are subject to the effect if they have fewer HD than the dragon. A potentially affected creature that succeeds on a Will save (DC 10 + ½ dragon’s HD + dragon’s Cha modifier) remains immune to that dragon’s frightful presence for 24 hours. On a failure, creatures with 4 or less HD become panicked for 4d6 rounds and those with 5 or more HD become shaken for 4d6 rounds. Dragons ignore the frightful presence of other dragons.

Spells

A dragon knows and casts arcane spells as a sorcerer of the level indicated in its variety description, gaining bonus spells for a high Charisma score. Some dragons can also cast spells from the cleric list or cleric domain lists as arcane spells.

Spell-Like Abilities

A dragon’s spell-like abilities depend on its age and variety. It gains the abilities indicated for its age plus all previous ones. Its age category or its sorcerer caster level, whichever is higher, is the caster level for these abilities. The save DC is 10 + dragon’s Cha modifier + spell level. All spell-like abilities are usable once per day unless otherwise noted.

Damage Reduction

Young adult and older dragons have damage reduction. Their natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Immunities (Ex)

All dragons have immunity to sleep and paralysis effects. Each variety of dragon has immunity to one or two additional forms of attack no matter what its age, as given in its description.

Spell Resistance (Ex)

As dragons age, they become more resistant to spells and spell-like abilities, as indicated in the variety descriptions.

Blindsense (Ex)

Dragons can pinpoint creatures within a distance of 60 feet. Opponents the dragon can’t actually see still have total concealment against the dragon.

Keen Senses (Ex)

A dragon sees four times as well as a human in shadowy illumination and twice as well in normal light. It also has darkvision out to 120 feet.

Skills

All dragons have skill points equal to (6 + Int modifier, minimum 1) × (Hit Dice + 3). Most dragons purchase the following skills at the maximum ranks possible: Listen, Search, and Spot. The remaining skill points are generally spent on Concentration, Diplomacy, Escape Artist, Intimidate, Knowledge (any), Sense Motive, and Use Magic Device at a cost of 1 skill point per rank. All these skills are considered class skills for dragons. (Each dragon has other class skills as well, as noted in the variety descriptions.)

Feats

All dragons have one feat, plus additional feats based on Hit Dice just like any other creature. Dragons favor Alertness, Blind-Fight, Cleave, Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Initiative, Improved Sunder, Power Attack, Snatch, Weapon Focus (claw or bite), Wingover, and any metamagic feat that is available and useful to sorcerers.

Dragon Overland Flying Speeds
Dragon’s Fly Speed
100 feet 150 feet 200 feet 250 feet
Hour
Normal 15 miles 20 miles 30 miles 40 miles
Hustle 24 miles 40 miles 60 miles 80 miles
Day
Normal 120 miles 160 miles 240 miles 320 miles

Dragon Overland Movement

Chromatic and metallic dragons are exceedingly strong flyers and can cover vast distances quickly. A dragon’s overland flying speed is a function of its tactical fly speed, as shown on the table below.

Dragons do not tire as quickly as other creatures when moving overland on the ground. If a dragon attempts a hustle or a forced march, check for nonlethal damage once every 2 hours instead of every hour.

Dragonhide

Armorsmiths can work with the hides of dragons to produce armor or shields of masterwork quality.

Chromatic Dragons

Chromatic dragons form the evil branch of dragonkind. They are aggressive, greedy, vain, and nasty.

Black Dragon

Type: Dragon (Water)
Environment: Warm marshes
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 3; very young 4; young 5; juvenile 7; young adult 9; adult 11; mature adult 14; old 16; very old 18; ancient 19; wyrm 20; great wyrm 22
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Always chaotic evil
Advancement: Wyrmling 5-6 HD; very young 8-9 HD; young 11-12 HD; juvenile 14-15 HD; young adult 17-18 HD; adult 20-21 HD; mature adult 23-24 HD; old 26-27 HD; very old 29-30 HD; ancient 32-33 HD; wyrm 35-36 HD; great wyrm 38+ HD
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +3; very young +3; young +3; juvenile +4; others —

Black dragon are sometimes known as skull dragons because of their skeletal faces. Adding to the skeletal impression is the gradual deterioration of the hide around the base of the horn and the cheekbones. This deterioration increases with age and does not harm the dragon. On hatching, a black dragon’s scales are thin, small, and glossy. As the dragon ages, they become larger, thicker, and duller, helping it camouflage itself in swamps and marshes.

Black dragons are especially fond of coins. Older dragons sometimes capture and question humanoids about stockpiles of gold, silver, and platinum coins before killing them.

Black Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Breath
Weapon (DC)
Frightful
Presence DC
Wyrmling T 4d12+4 (30) 11 10 13 8 11 8 +4/-4 +6 +5 +4 +4 2d4 (13)
Very young S 7d12+7 (52) 13 10 13 8 11 8 +7/+4 +9 +6 +5 +5 4d4 (14)
Young M 10d12+20 (85) 15 10 15 10 11 10 +10/+12 +12 +9 +7 +7 6d4 (17)
Juvenile M 13d12+26 (110) 17 10 15 10 11 10 +13/+16 +16 +10 +8 +8 8d4 (18)
Young adult L 16d12+48 (152) 19 10 17 12 13 12 +16/+24 +19 +13 +10 +11 10d4 (21) 19
Adult L 19d12+76 (199) 23 10 19 12 13 12 +19/+29 +24 +15 +11 +12 12d4 (23) 20
Mature adult H 22d12+110 (253) 27 10 21 14 15 14 +22/+38 +28 +18 +13 +15 14d4 (26) 23
Old H 25d12+125 (287) 29 10 21 14 15 14 +25/+42 +32 +19 +14 +16 16d4 (27) 24
Very old H 28d12+168 (350) 31 10 23 16 17 16 +28/+46 +36 +22 +16 +19 18d4 (30) 27
Ancient H 31d12+186 (387) 33 10 23 16 17 16 +31/+50 +40 +23 +17 +20 20d4 (31) 28
Wyrm G 34d12+238 (459) 35 10 25 18 19 18 +34/+58 +42 +26 +19 +23 22d4 (34) 31
Great wyrm G 37d12+296 (536) 37 10 27 20 21 20 +37/+62 +46 +28 +20 +25 24d4 (36) 33
Black Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster
Level
SR
Wyrmling 60 ft., fly 100 ft. (average), swim 60 ft. +0 15 (+2 size,+3 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 15 Immunity to acid,
water breathing
Very young 60 ft., fly 100 ft. (average), swim 60 ft. +0 17 (+1 size,+6 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 17
Young 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 19 (+9 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 19
Juvenile 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 22 (+12 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 22 Darkness
Young adult 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 24 (-1 size,+15 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 24 DR 5/magic 1st 17
Adult 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 27 (-1 size,+18 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 27 Corrupt water 3rd 18
Mature adult 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 29 (-2 size,+21 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 29 DR 10/magic 5th 21
Old 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 32 (-2 size,+24 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 32 Plant growth 7th 22
Very old 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 35 (-2 size,+27 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 35 DR 15/magic 9th 23
Ancient 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 38 (-2 size,+30 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 38 Insect plague 11th 25
Wyrm 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft. +0 39 (-4 size,+33 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 39 DR 20/magic 13th 26
Great wyrm 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft. +0 42 (-4 size,+36 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 42 Charm reptiles 15th 28

Combat

Black dragons prefer to ambush their targets, using their surroundings as cover. When fighting in heavily forested swamps and marshes, they try to stay in the water or on the ground; trees and leafy canopies limit their aerial maneuverability. When outmatched, a black dragon attempts to fly out of sight, so as not to leave tracks, and hide in a deep pond or bog.

Breath Weapon (Su)

A black dragon has one type of breath weapon, a line of acid.

Water Breathing (Ex)

A black dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.

Corrupt Water (Sp)

Once per day an adult or older black dragon can stagnate 10 cubic feet of water, making it become still, foul, and unable to support animal life. The ability spoils liquids containing water. Magic items (such as potions) and items in a creature’s possession must succeed on a Will save (DC equal to that of the dragon’s frightful presence) or become fouled. This ability is the equivalent of a 1st-level spell. Its range is equal to that of the dragon’s frightful presence.

Charm Reptiles (Sp)

A great wyrm black dragon can use this ability three times per day. It works as a mass charm spell that affects only reptilian animals. The dragon can communicate with any charmed reptiles as though casting a speak with animals spell. This ability is the equivalent of a 1st-level spell.

Other Spell-Like Abilities

3/day—darkness (juvenile or older; radius 10 feet per age category), insect plague (ancient or older); 1/day—plant growth (old or older).

Skills

Hide, Move Silently, and Swim are considered class skills for black dragons.

Blue Dragon

Type: Dragon (Earth)
Environment: Temperate deserts
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 3; very young 4; young 6; juvenile 8; young adult 11; adult 14; mature adult 16; old 18; very old 19; ancient 21; wyrm 23; great wyrm 25
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Always lawful evil
Advancement: Wyrmling 7-8 HD; very young 10-11 HD; young 13-14 HD; juvenile 16-17 HD; young adult 19-20 HD; adult 22-23 HD; mature adult 25-26 HD; old 28-29 HD; very old 31-32 HD; ancient 34-35 HD; wyrm 37-38 HD; great wyrm 40+ HD
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +4; very young +4; young +5; others —

A blue dragon’s scales vary in color from an iridescent azure to a deep indigo, polished to a glossy finish by blowing desert sands. The size of its scales increases little as the dragon ages, although they do become thicker and harder. Its hide tends to hum and crackle faintly with built-up static electricity. These effects intensify when the dragon is angry or about to attack, giving off an odor of ozone and sand. Their vibrant color makes blue dragons easy to spot in barren desert surroundings. However, they often burrow into the sand so only part of their heads are exposed.

Blue dragons love to soar in the hot desert air, usually flying in the daytime when temperatures are highest. Some nearly match the color of the desert sky and use this coloration to their advantage.

Blue dragons lair in vast underground caverns, where they also store their treasure. Although they collect anything that looks valuable, they are most fond of gems—especially sapphires.

Blue Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Breath
Weapon (DC)
Frightful
Presence DC
Wyrmling S 6d12+6 (45) 13 10 13 10 11 10 +6/+3 +8 +6 +5 +5 2d8 (14)
Very young M 9d12+18 (76) 15 10 15 10 11 10 +9/+11 +11 +8 +6 +6 4d8 (16)
Young M 12d12+24 (102) 17 10 15 12 13 12 +12/+15 +15 +10 +8 +9 6d8 (18)
Juvenile L 15d12+45 (142) 19 10 17 14 15 14 +15/+23 +18 +12 +9 +11 8d8 (20)
Young adult L 18d12+72 (189) 23 10 19 14 15 14 +18/+28 +23 +15 +11 +13 10d8 (23) 21
Adult H 21d12+105 (241) 27 10 21 16 17 16 +21/+37 +27 +17 +12 +15 12d8 (25) 23
Mature adult H 24d12+120 (276) 29 10 21 16 17 16 +24/+41 +31 +19 +14 +17 14d8 (27) 25
Old H 27d12+162 (337) 31 10 23 18 19 18 +27/+45 +35 +21 +15 +19 16d8 (29) 27
Very old H 30d12+180 (375) 33 10 23 18 19 18 +30/+49 +39 +23 +17 +21 18d8 (31) 29
Ancient G 33d12+231 (445) 35 10 25 20 21 20 +33/+57 +41 +25 +18 +23 20d8 (33) 31
Wyrm G 36d12+288 (522) 37 10 27 20 21 20 +36/+61 +45 +28 +20 +25 22d8 (36) 33
Great wyrm G 39d12+312 (565) 39 10 27 22 23 22 +39/+65 +49 +29 +21 +27 24d8 (37) 35
Blue Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster
Level1
SR
  1. Can also cast cleric spells and those from the Air, Evil, and Law domains as arcane spells.
Wyrmling 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 100 ft. (average) +0 16 (+1 size, +5 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 16 Immunity to electricity,
create/destroy water
Very young 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 18 (+8 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 18
Young 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 21 (+11 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 21
Juvenile 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 23 (-1 size, +14 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 23 Sound imitation 1st
Young adult 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 26 (-1 size, +17 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 26 DR 5/magic 3rd 19
Adult 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 28 (-2 size, +20 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 28 Ventriloquism 5th 21
Mature adult 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 31 (-2 size, +23 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 31 DR 10/magic 7th 22
Old 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 34 (-2 size, +26 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 34 Hallucinatory terrain 9th 24
Very old 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 37 (-2 size, +29 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 37 DR 15/magic 11th 25
Ancient 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 38 (-4 size, +32 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 38 Veil 13th 27
Wyrm 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 41 (-4 size, +35 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 41 DR 20/magic 15th 29
Great wyrm 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 44 (-4 size, +38 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 44 Mirage arcana 17th 31

Combat

Typically, blue dragons attack from above or burrow beneath the sands until opponents come within 100 feet. Older dragons use their special abilities, such as hallucinatory terrain, in concert with these tactics to mask the land and improve their chances to surprise the target. Blue dragons run from a fight only if they are severely damaged, since they view retreat as cowardly.

Breath Weapon (Su)

A blue dragon has one type of breath weapon, a line of lightning.

Create/Destroy Water (Sp)

A blue dragon of any age can use this ability three times per day. It works like the create water spell, except that the dragon can decide to destroy water instead of creating it, which automatically spoils unattended liquids containing water. Magic items (such as potions) and items in a creature’s possession must succeed on a Will save (DC equal to that of the dragon’s frightful presence) or be ruined. This ability is the equivalent of a 1st-level spell.

Sound Imitation (Ex)

A juvenile or older blue dragon can mimic any voice or sound it has heard, anytime it likes. Listeners must succeed on a Will save (DC equal to that of the dragon’s frightful presence) to detect the ruse.

Other Spell-Like Abilities

3/day—ventriloquism (adult or older); 1/day—hallucinatory terrain (old or older), veil (ancient or older), mirage arcana (great wyrm).

Skills

Bluff, Hide, and Spellcraft are considered class skills for blue dragons.

Green Dragon

Type: Dragon (Air)
Environment: Temperate forests
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 3; very young 4; young 5; juvenile 8; young adult 11; adult 13; mature adult 16; old 18; very old 19; ancient 21; wyrm 22; great wyrm 24
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Always lawful evil
Advancement: Wyrmling 6-7 HD; very young 9-10 HD; young 12-13 HD; juvenile 15-16 HD; young adult 18-19 HD; adult 21-22 HD; mature adult 24-25 HD; old 27-28 HD; very old 30-31 HD; ancient 33-34 HD; wyrm 36-37 HD; great wyrm 39+ HD
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +5; very young +5; young +5; juvenile +6; others —

A wyrmling green dragon’s scales are thin, very small, and a deep shade of green that appears nearly black. As the dragon ages, the scales grow larger and lighter, turning shades of forest, emerald, and olive green, which helps it blend in with its wooded surroundings.

Green Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Breath
Weapon (DC)
Frightful
Presence DC
Wyrmling S 5d12+5 (37) 13 10 13 10 11 10 +5/+2 +7 +5 +4 +4 2d6 (13)
Very young M 8d12+16 (68) 15 10 15 10 11 10 +8/+10 +10 +8 +6 +6 4d6 (16)
Young M 11d12+22 (93) 17 10 15 12 13 12 +11/+14 +14 +9 +7 +8 6d6 (17)
Juvenile L 14d12+42 (133) 19 10 17 14 15 14 +14/+22 +17 +12 +9 +11 8d6 (20)
Young adult L 17d12+68 (178) 23 10 19 14 15 14 +17/+27 +22 +14 +10 +12 10d6 (22) 20
Adult H 20d12+100 (230) 27 10 21 16 17 16 +20/+36 +26 +17 +12 +15 12d6 (25) 23
Mature adult H 23d12+115 (264) 29 10 21 16 17 16 +23/+40 +30 +18 +13 +16 14d6 (26) 24
Old H 26d12+156 (325) 31 10 23 18 19 18 +26/+44 +34 +21 +15 +19 16d6 (29) 27
Very old H 29d12+174 (362) 33 10 23 18 19 18 +29/+48 +38 +22 +16 +20 18d6 (30) 28
Ancient G 32d12+224 (432) 35 10 25 20 21 20 +32/+56 +40 +25 +18 +23 20d6 (33) 31
Wyrm G 35d12+280 (507) 37 10 27 20 21 20 +35/+60 +44 +27 +19 +24 22d6 (35) 32
Great wyrm G 38d12+304 (551) 39 10 27 22 23 22 +38/+64 +48 +29 +21 +27 24d6 (37) 35
Green Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster
Level
SR
Wyrmling 40 ft., fly 100 ft. (average), swim 40 ft +0 15 (+1 size, +4 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 15 Immunity to acid,
water breathing
Very young 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 40 ft +0 17 (+7 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 17
Young 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 40 ft +0 20 (+10 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 20
Juvenile 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 40 ft +0 22 (-1 size, +13 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 22 1st
Young adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 40 ft +0 25 (-1 size, +16 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 25 DR 5/magic 3rd 19
Adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 40 ft +0 27 (-2 size, +19 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 27 Suggestion 5th 21
Mature adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 40 ft +0 30 (-2 size, +22 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 30 DR 10/magic 7th 22
Old 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 40 ft +0 33 (-2 size, +25 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 33 Plant growth 9th 24
Very old 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 40 ft +0 36 (-2 size, +28 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 36 DR 15/magic 11th 25
Ancient 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 40 ft +0 37 (-4 size, +31 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 37 Dominate person 13th 27
Wyrm 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 40 ft +0 40 (-4 size, +34 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 40 DR 20/magic 15th 28
Great wyrm 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 40 ft +0 43 (-4 size, +37 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 43 Command plants 17th 30

Combat

Green dragons initiate fights with little or no provocation, picking on creatures of any size. If the target is intriguing or seems formidable, the dragon stalks the creature to determine the best time to strike and the most appropriate tactics to use. If the target appears weak, the dragon makes its presence known quickly—it enjoys evoking terror. Sometimes the dragon elects to control a humanoid creature through intimidation and suggestion. Green dragons especially like to question adventurers to learn more about their society and abilities, what is going on in the countryside, and if there is treasure nearby.

Breath Weapon (Su)

A green dragon has one type of breath weapon, a cone of corrosive (acid) gas.

Water Breathing (Ex)

A green dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.

Spell-Like Abilities

3/day—suggestion (adult or older), dominate person (ancient or older); 1/day— plant growth (old or older), command plants (great wyrm).

Skills

Bluff, Hide, and Move Silently are considered class skills for green dragons.

Red Dragon

Type: Dragon (Fire)
Environment: Warm mountains
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 4; very young 5; young 7; juvenile 10; young adult 13; adult 15; mature adult 18; old 20; very old 21; ancient 23; wyrm 24; great wyrm 26
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Always chaotic evil
Advancement: Wyrmling 8-9 HD; very young 11-12 HD; young 14-15 HD; juvenile 17-18 HD; young adult 20-21 HD; adult 23-24 HD; mature adult 26-27 HD; old 29-30 HD; very old 32-33 HD; ancient 35-36 HD; wyrm 38-39 HD; great wyrm 41+ HD
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +4; very young +5; young +6; others —

The small scales of a wyrmling red dragon are a bright glossy scarlet, making the dragon easily spotted by predators and hunters, so it stays underground and does not venture outside until it is more able to take care of itself. Toward the end of young age, the scales turn a deeper red, and the glossy texture is replaced by a smooth, dull finish. As the dragon grows older, the scales become large, thick, and as strong as metal. The neck frill and wings are an ash blue or purple-gray toward the edges, becoming darker with age. The pupils of a red dragon fade as it ages; the oldest red dragons have eyes that resemble molten lava orbs.

Red Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Breath
Weapon (DC)
Frightful
Presence DC
Wyrmling M 7d12+14 (59) 17 10 15 10 11 10 +7/+10 +10 +7 +5 +5 2d10 (15)
Very young L 10d12+30 (95) 21 10 17 12 13 12 +10/+19 +14 +10 +7 +8 4d10 (18)
Young L 13d12+39 (123) 25 10 17 12 13 12 +13/+24 +19 +11 +8 +9 6d10 (19)
Juvenile L 16d12+64 (168) 29 10 19 14 15 14 +16/+29 +24 +14 +10 +12 8d10 (22)
Young adult H 19d12+95 (218) 31 10 21 14 15 14 +19/+37 +27 +16 +11 +13 10d10 (24) 21
Adult H 22d12+110 (253) 33 10 21 16 19 16 +22/+41 +31 +18 +13 +17 12d10 (26) 24
Mature adult H 25d12+150 (312) 33 10 23 18 19 18 +25/+44 +34 +20 +14 +18 14d10 (28) 26
Old G 28d12+196 (378) 35 10 25 20 21 20 +28/+52 +36 +23 +16 +21 16d10 (31) 29
Very old G 31d12+248 (449) 37 10 27 22 23 22 +31/+56 +40 +25 +17 +23 18d10 (33) 31
Ancient G 34d12+306 (527) 39 10 29 24 25 24 +34/+60 +44 +28 +19 +26 20d10 (36) 34
Wyrm G 37d12+370 (610) 41 10 31 24 25 24 +37/+64 +48 +30 +20 +27 22d10 (38) 35
Great wyrm C 40d12+400 (660) 45 10 31 26 27 26 +40/+73 +49 +32 +22 +30 24d10 (40) 38
Red Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster
Level1
SR
  1. Can also cast cleric spells and those from the Chaos, Evil, and Fire domains as arcane spells.
Wyrmling 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 16 (+6 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 16 Immunity to fire,
vulnerability to cold
Very young 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 18 (-1 size, +9 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 18
Young 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 21 (-1 size, +12 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 21 1st
Juvenile 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 24 (-1 size, +15 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 24 Locate object 3rd
Young adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 26 (-2 size, +18 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 26 DR 5/magic 5th 19
Adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 29 (-2 size, +21 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 29 7th 21
Mature adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 32 (-2 size, +24 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 32 DR 10/magic 9th 23
Old 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 33 (-4 size, +27 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 33 Suggestion 11th 24
Very old 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 36 (-4 size, +30 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 36 DR 15/magic 13th 26
Ancient 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 39 (-4 size, +33 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 39 Find the path 15th 28
Wyrm 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 42 (-4 size, +36 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 42 DR 20/magic 17th 30
Great wyrm 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 41 (-8 size, +39 natural), touch 2, flat-footed 41 Discern location 19th 32

Combat

Because red dragons are so confident, they seldom pause to appraise an adversary. On spotting a target, they make a snap decision whether to attack, using one of many strategies worked out ahead of time. A red dragon lands to attack small, weak creatures with its claws and bite rather than obliterating them with its breath weapon, so as not to destroy any treasure they might be carrying.

Breath Weapon (Su)

A red dragon has one type of breath weapon, a cone of fire.

Locate Object (Sp)

A juvenile or older red dragon can use this ability as the spell of the same name, once per day per age category.

Other Spell-Like Abilities

3/day—suggestion (old or older); 1/day—find the path (ancient or older), discern location (great wyrm).

Skills

Appraise, Bluff, and Jump are considered class skills for red dragons.

White Dragon

Type: Dragon (Cold)
Environment: Cold mountains
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 2; very young 3; young 4; juvenile 6; young adult 8; adult 10; mature adult 12; old 15; very old 17; ancient 18; wyrm 19; great wyrm 21
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Always chaotic evil
Advancement: Wyrmling 4-5 HD; very young 7-8 HD; young 10-11 HD; juvenile 13-14 HD; young adult 16-17 HD; adult 19-20 HD; mature adult 22-23 HD; old 25-26 HD; very old 28-29 HD; ancient 31-32 HD; wyrm 34-35 HD; great wyrm 37+ HD
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +2; very young +3; young +3; juvenile +5; others —

The scales of a wyrmling white dragon glisten like mirrors. As the dragon ages, the sheen disappears, and by very old age, scales of pale blue and light gray are mixed in with the white.

White Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Breath
Weapon (DC)
Frightful
Presence DC
Wyrmling T 3d12+3 (22) 11 10 13 6 11 6 +3/-5 +5 +4 +3 +3 1d6 (12)
Very young S 6d12+6 (45) 13 10 13 6 11 6 +6/+3 +8 +6 +5 +5 2d6 (14)
Young M 9d12+18 (76) 15 10 15 6 11 6 +9/+11 +11 +8 +6 +6 3d6 (16)
Juvenile M 12d12+24 (102) 17 10 15 8 11 8 +12/+15 +15 +10 +8 +8 4d6 (18)
Young adult L 15d12+45 (142) 19 10 17 8 11 10 +15/+23 +18 +12 +9 +9 5d6 (20) 17
Adult L 18d12+72 (189) 23 10 19 10 11 12 +18/+28 +23 +15 +11 +11 6d6 (23) 20
Mature adult H 21d12+105 (241) 27 10 21 12 13 12 +21/+37 +27 +17 +12 +13 7d6 (25) 21
Old H 24d12+120 (276) 29 10 21 12 13 12 +24/+41 +31 +19 +14 +15 8d6 (27) 23
Very old H 27d12+162 (337) 31 10 23 14 15 14 +27/+45 +35 +21 +15 +17 9d6 (29) 25
Ancient H 30d12+180 (375) 33 10 23 14 15 14 +30/+49 +39 +23 +17 +19 10d6 (31) 27
Wyrm G 33d12+231 (445) 35 10 25 14 15 16 +33/+57 +41 +25 +18 +20 11d6 (33) 29
Great wyrm G 36d12+288 (522) 37 10 27 18 19 18 +36/+61 +45 +28 +20 +24 12d6 (36) 32
White Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster
Level
SR
Wyrmling 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 150 ft. (average), swim 60 ft.
+0 14 (+2 size, +2 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 14 Icewalking, immunity to cold,
vulnerability to fire
Very young 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 150 ft. (average), swim 60 ft.
+0 16 (+1 size, +5 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 16
Young 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
+0 18 (+8 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 18
Juvenile 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
+0 21 (+11 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 21 Fog cloud
Young adult 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
+0 23 (-1 size, +14 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 23 DR 5/magic 16
Adult 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
+0 26 (-1 size, +17 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 26 Gust of wind 1st 18
Mature adult 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
+0 28 (-2 size, +20 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 28 DR 10/magic 3rd 20
Old 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
+0 31 (-2 size, +23 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 31 Freezing fog 5th 21
Very old 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
+0 34 (-2 size, +26 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 34 DR 15/magic 7th 23
Ancient 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
+0 37 (-2 size, +29 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 37 Wall of ice 9th 24
Wyrm 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft.
+0 38 (-4 size, +32 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 38 DR 20/magic 11th 25
Great wyrm 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.,
fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft.
+0 41 (-4 size, +35 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 41 Control weather 13th 27

Combat

White dragons prefer sudden assaults, swooping down from aloft or bursting from beneath water, snow, or ice. They loose their breath weapon, then try to knock out a single opponent with a follow-up attack.

Breath Weapon (Su)

A white dragon has one type of breath weapon, a cone of cold.

Icewalking (Ex)

This ability works like the spider climb spell, but the surfaces the dragon climbs must be icy. It is always in effect.

Freezing Fog (Sp)

An old or older white dragon can use this ability three times per day. It is similar to a solid fog spell but also causes a rime of slippery ice to form on any surface the fog touches, creating the effect of a grease spell. The dragon is immune to the grease effect because of its icewalking ability. This ability is the equivalent of a 5th-level spell.

Other Spell-Like Abilities

3/day—fog cloud (juvenile or older), gust of wind (adult or older), wall of ice (ancient or older); 1/day—control weather (great wyrm).

Skills

Hide, Move Silently, and Swim are considered class skills for white dragons.

Metallic Dragons

Metallic dragons make up the good branch of dragonkind, but they are every bit as aggressive as their evil cousins when threatened or challenged. They also tend to be covetous and proud.

Brass Dragon

Type: Dragon (Fire)
Environment: Warm deserts
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 3; very young 4; young 6; juvenile 8; young adult 10; adult 12; mature adult 15; old 17; very old 19; ancient 20; wyrm 21; great wyrm 23
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Always chaotic good
Advancement: Wyrmling 5-6 HD; very young 8-9 HD; young 11-12 HD; juvenile 14-15 HD; young adult 17-18 HD; adult 20-21 HD; mature adult 23-24 HD; old 26-27 HD; very old 29-30 HD; ancient 32-33 HD; wyrm 35-36 HD; great wyrm 38+ HD
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +2; very young +3; young +4; juvenile +4; others —

At birth, a brass dragon’s scales are a dull, mottled brown. As the dragon gets older, the scales become more brassy until they reach a warm, burnished appearance. The grand head-plates of a brass dragon are smooth and metallic, and it sports bladed chin horns that grow sharper with age. Wings and frills are mottled green toward the edges, darkening with age. As the dragon grows older, its pupils fade until the eyes resemble molten metal orbs.

Brass Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Breath
Weapon (DC)
Frightful
Presence DC
Wyrmling T 4d12+4 (30) 11 10 13 10 11 10 +4/-4 +6 +5 +4 +4 1d6 (13)
Very young S 7d12+7 (52) 13 10 13 10 11 10 +7/+4 +9 +6 +5 +5 2d6 (14)
Young M 10d12+20 (85) 15 10 15 12 13 12 +10/+12 +12 +9 +7 +8 3d6 (17)
Juvenile M 13d12+26 (110) 17 10 15 12 13 12 +13/+16 +16 +10 +8 +9 4d6 (18)
Young adult L 16d12+48 (152) 19 10 17 14 15 14 +16/+24 +19 +13 +10 +12 5d6 (21) 20
Adult L 19d12+76 (199) 23 10 19 14 15 14 +19/+29 +24 +15 +11 +13 6d6 (23) 21
Mature adult H 22d12+110 (253) 27 10 21 16 17 16 +22/+38 +28 +18 +13 +16 7d6 (26) 24
Old H 25d12+125 (287) 29 10 21 16 17 16 +25/+42 +32 +19 +14 +17 8d6 (27) 25
Very old H 28d12+168 (350) 31 10 23 18 19 18 +28/+46 +36 +22 +16 +20 9d6 (30) 28
Ancient H 31d12+186 (387) 33 10 23 18 19 18 +31/+50 +40 +23 +17 +21 10d6 (31) 29
Wyrm G 34d12+238 (459) 35 10 25 20 21 20 +34/+58 +42 +26 +19 +24 11d6 (34) 32
Great wyrm G 37d12+296 (536) 37 10 27 20 21 20 +37/+62 +46 +28 +20 +25 12d6 (36) 33
Brass Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster
Level1
SR
  1. Can also cast cleric spells and those from the Chaos and Knowledge domains as arcane spells.
Wyrmling 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 150 ft. (average) +0 15 (+2 size, +3 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 15 Immunity to fire,
speak with animals,
vulnerability to cold
Very young 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 150 ft. (average) +0 17 (+1 size, +6 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 17
Young 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor) +0 19 (+9 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 19 1st
Juvenile 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor) +0 22 (+12 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 22 Endure elements 3rd
Young adult 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor) +0 24 (-1 size, +15 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 24 DR 5/magic 5th 18
Adult 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor) +0 27 (-1 size, +18 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 27 Suggestion 7th 20
Mature adult 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor) +0 29 (-2 size, +21 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 29 DR 10/magic 9th 22
Old 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor) +0 32 (-2 size, +24 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 32 Control winds 11th 24
Very old 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor) +0 35 (-2 size, +27 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 35 DR 15/magic 13th 25
Ancient 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor) +0 38 (-2 size, +30 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 38 Control weather 15th 27
Wyrm 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy) +0 39 (-4 size, +33 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 39 DR 20/magic 17th 28
Great wyrm 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy) +0 42 (-4 size, +36 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 42 Summon djinni 19th 30

Combat

Brass dragons would rather talk than fight. If an intelligent creature tries to leave without engaging in conversation, the dragon might force compliance in a fit of pique, using suggestion or a dose of sleep gas. A creature put to sleep may wake to find itself pinned or buried to the neck in the sand until the dragon’s thirst for small talk is slaked. When faced with real danger, younger brass dragons fly out of sight, then hide by burrowing into the sand. Older dragons spurn this ploy but still prefer to have the advantage in combat.

Breath Weapon (Su)

A brass dragon has two types of breath weapon, a line of fire and a cone of sleep. Creatures within the cone must succeed on a Will save or fall asleep, regardless of HD, for 1d6 rounds plus 1 round per age category of the dragon.

Spell-Like Abilities

At will—speak with animals; 3/day—endure elements (juvenile or older; radius 10 ft. × dragon’s age category); 1/day—suggestion (adult or older), control winds (old or older), control weather (ancient or older).

Summon Djinni (Sp)

This ability, usable by a great wyrm brass dragon, works like a summon monster spell, except that it summons one djinni. This ability is the equivalent of a 7th-level spell.

Skills

Bluff, Gather Information, and Survival are considered class skills for brass dragons.

Bronze Dragon

Type: Dragon (Water)
Environment: Temperate hills
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 3; very young 5; young 7; juvenile 9; young adult 12; adult 15; mature adult 17; old 19; very old 20; ancient 22; wyrm 23; great wyrm 25
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Always lawful good
Advancement: Wyrmling 7-8 HD; very young 10-11 HD; young 13-14 HD; juvenile 16-17 HD; young adult 19-20 HD; adult 22-23 HD; mature adult 25-26 HD; old 28-29 HD; very old 31-32 HD; ancient 34-35 HD; wyrm 37-38 HD; great wyrm 40+ HD
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +4; very young +4; young +6; others —

A bronze wyrmling’s scales are yellow tinged with green, showing only a hint of bronze. As the dragon approaches adulthood, its color deepens slowly to a darker, rich bronze tone. Very old dragons develop a blue-black tint to the edges of their scales. Powerful swimmers, they have webbed feet and smooth, flat scales. The pupils of its eyes fade as a dragon ages, until in the oldest the eyes resemble glowing green orbs.

Bronze Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Breath
Weapon (DC)
Frightful
Presence DC
Wyrmling S 6d12+6 (45) 13 10 13 14 15 14 +6/+3 +8 +6 +5 +7 2d6 (14)
Very young M 9d12+18 (76) 15 10 15 14 15 14 +9/+11 +11 +8 +6 +8 4d6 (16)
Young M 12d12+24 (102) 17 10 15 16 17 16 +12/+15 +15 +10 +8 +11 6d6 (18)
Juvenile L 15d12+45 (142) 19 10 17 18 19 18 +15/+23 +18 +12 +9 +13 8d6 (20)
Young adult L 18d12+72 (189) 23 10 19 18 19 18 +18/+28 +23 +15 +11 +15 10d6 (23) 23
Adult H 21d12+105 (241) 27 10 21 20 21 20 +21/+37 +27 +17 +12 +17 12d6 (25) 25
Mature adult H 24d12+120 (276) 29 10 21 20 21 20 +24/+41 +31 +19 +14 +19 14d6 (27) 27
Old H 27d12+162 (337) 31 10 23 22 23 22 +27/+45 +35 +21 +15 +21 16d6 (29) 29
Very old H 30d12+180 (375) 33 10 23 22 23 22 +30/+49 +39 +23 +17 +23 18d6 (31) 31
Ancient G 33d12+231 (445) 35 10 25 24 25 24 +33/+57 +41 +25 +18 +25 20d6 (33) 33
Wyrm G 36d12+288 (522) 37 10 27 26 27 26 +36/+61 +45 +28 +20 +28 22d6 (36) 36
Great wyrm G 39d12+312 (565) 39 10 27 26 27 26 +39/+65 +49 +29 +21 +29 24d6 (37) 37
Bronze Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster
Level1
SR
  1. Can also cast cleric spells and those from the Animal, Law, and Water domains as arcane spells.
Wyrmling 40 ft., fly 100 ft. (average), swim 60 ft. +0 16 (+1 size, +5 natural),
touch 11, flat-footed 16
Immunity to electricity,
water breathing, speak with animals
Very young 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 18 (+8 natural),
touch 10, flat-footed 18
Young 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 21 (+11 natural),
touch 10, flat-footed 21
Alternate form 1st
Juvenile 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 23 (-1 size, +14 natural),
touch 9, flat-footed 23
3rd
Young adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 26 (-1 size, +17 natural),
touch 9, flat-footed 26
DR 5/magic 5th 20
Adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 28 (-2 size, +20 natural),
touch 8, flat-footed 28
Create food and water, fog cloud 7th 22
Mature adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 31 (-2 size, +23 natural),
touch 8, flat-footed 31
DR 10/magic 9th 23
Old 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 34 (-2 size, +26 natural),
touch 8, flat-footed 34
Detect thoughts 11th 25
Very old 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 37 (-2 size, +29 natural),
touch 8, flat-footed 37
DR 15/magic 13th 26
Ancient 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft. +0 38 (-4 size, +32 natural),
touch 6, flat-footed 38
Control water 15th 28
Wyrm 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft. +0 41 (-4 size, +35 natural),
touch 6, flat-footed 41
DR 20/magic 17th 29
Great wyrm 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft. +0 44 (-4 size, +38 natural),
touch 6, flat-footed 44
Control weather 19th 31

Combat

Bronze dragons dislike killing animals and would rather bribe them (perhaps with food) or force them away magically. They use detect thoughts to learn intelligent creatures’ intentions.

When attacking they blind their opponents with fog cloud and then charge or, if flying, snatch them up. Against seafaring opponents they conjure up a storm or use their tails to smash the vessels’ hulls. If a dragon is inclined to be lenient, ships might be merely becalmed, fogbound, or broken-masted.

Breath Weapon (Su)

Bronze dragons have two types of breath weapon, a line of lightning and a cone of repulsion gas. Creatures within the cone must succeed on a Will save or be compelled to do nothing but move away from the dragon for 1d6 rounds plus 1 round per age category of the dragon. This is a mind-affecting compulsion enchantment effect.

Water Breathing (Ex)

A bronze dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.

Alternate Form (Su)

A young or older bronze dragon can assume any animal or humanoid form of Medium size or smaller as a standard action three times per day. The dragon can remain in its animal or humanoid form until it chooses to assume a new one or return to its natural form.

Spell-Like Abilities

At will—speak with animals; 3/day—create food and water (adult or older), fog cloud (adult or older), detect thoughts (old or older), control water (ancient or older); 1/day—control weather (great wyrm).

Skills

Disguise, Swim, and Survival are considered class skills for bronze dragons.

Copper Dragon

Type: Dragon (Earth)
Environment: Warm hills
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 3; very young 5; young 7; juvenile 9; young adult 11; adult 14; mature adult 16; old 19; very old 20; ancient 22; wyrm 23; great wyrm 25
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Always chaotic good
Advancement: Wyrmling 6-7 HD; very young 9-10 HD; young 12-13 HD; juvenile 15-16 HD; young adult 18-19 HD; adult 21-22 HD; mature adult 24-25 HD; old 27-28 HD; very old 30-31 HD; ancient 33-34 HD; wyrm 36-37 HD; great wyrm 39+ HD
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +2; very young +3; young +4; juvenile +4; others —

At birth, a copper dragon’s scales have a ruddy brown color with a metallic tint. As the dragon gets older, the scales become finer and more coppery, assuming a soft, warm gloss by young adult age. Very old dragons’ scales pick up a green tint. A copper dragon’s pupils fade with age, and the eyes of great wyrms resemble glowing turquoise orbs.

Copper Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Breath
Weapon (DC)
Frightful
Presence DC
Wyrmling T 5d12+5 (37) 11 10 13 12 13 12 +5/-3 +7 +5 +4 +5 2d4 (13)
Very young S 8d12+8 (60) 13 10 13 12 13 12 +8/+5 +10 +7 +6 +7 4d4 (15)
Young M 11d12+22 (93) 15 10 15 14 15 14 +11/+13 +13 +9 +7 +9 6d4 (17)
Juvenile M 14d12+28 (119) 17 10 15 14 15 14 +14/+17 +17 +11 +9 +11 8d4 (19)
Young adult L 17d12+51 (161) 19 10 17 16 17 16 +17/+25 +20 +13 +10 +13 10d4 (21) 21
Adult L 20d12+80 (210) 23 10 19 16 17 16 +20/+30 +25 +16 +12 +15 12d4 (24) 23
Mature adult H 23d12+115 (264) 27 10 21 18 19 18 +23/+39 +29 +18 +13 +17 14d4 (26) 25
Old H 26d12+130 (299) 29 10 21 18 19 18 +26/+43 +33 +20 +15 +19 16d4 (28) 27
Very old H 29d12+174 (362) 31 10 23 20 21 20 +29/+47 +37 +22 +16 +21 18d4 (30) 29
Ancient H 32d12+192 (400) 33 10 23 20 21 20 +32/+51 +41 +24 +18 +23 20d4 (32) 31
Wyrm G 35d12+245 (472) 35 10 25 22 23 22 +35/+59 +43 +26 +19 +25 22d4 (34) 33
Great wyrm G 38d12+304 (551) 37 10 27 22 23 22 +38/+63 +47 +29 +21 +27 24d4 (37) 35
Copper Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster
Level
SR
  1. Can also cast cleric spells and those from the Chaos, Earth, and Trickery domains as arcane spells.
Wyrmling 40 ft., fly 100 ft. (average) +0 16 (+2 size, +4 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 16 Immunity to acid, spider climb
Very young 40 ft., fly 100 ft. (average) +0 18 (+1 size, +7 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 18
Young 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 20 (+10 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 20 1st
Juvenile 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 23 (+13 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 23 3rd
Young adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 25 (-1 size, +16 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 25 DR 5/magic 5th 19
Adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 28 (-1 size, +19 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 28 Stone shape 7th 21
Mature adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 30 (-2 size, +22 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 30 DR 10/magic 9th 23
Old 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 33 (-2 size, +25 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 33 Transmute rock to mud/mud to rock 11th 25
Very old 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 36 (-2 size, +28 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 36 DR 15/magic 13th 26
Ancient 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 39 (-2 size, +31 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 39 Wall of stone 15th 28
Wyrm 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 40 (-4 size, +34 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 40 DR 20/magic 17th 29
Great wyrm 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 43 (-4 size, +37 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 43 Move earth 19th 31

Combat

A copper dragon appreciates wit and usually doesn’t harm creatures that can relate a joke, humorous story, or riddle the dragon has not heard before. It quickly gets annoyed with anyone who doesn’t laugh at its jokes or accept its tricks with good humor. It likes to taunt and annoy opponents into giving up or acting foolishly.

An angry copper dragon prefers to mire foes using transmute rock to mud. The dragon pushes trapped opponents into the mud or snatches and carries them aloft. A copper dragon tries to draw airborne enemies into narrow, stony gorges where it can use its spider climb ability and maneuver them into colliding with the walls.

Breath Weapon (Su)

A copper dragon has two types of breath weapon, a line of acid and a cone of slow gas. Creatures within the cone must succeed on a Fortitude save or be slowed for 1d6 rounds plus 1 round per age category of the dragon.

Spider Climb (Ex)

A copper dragon can climb on stone surfaces as though using the spider climb spell.

Spell-Like Abilities

2/day—stone shape (adult or older); 1/day—transmute rock to mud or mud to rock (old or older), wall of stone (ancient or older), move earth (great wyrm).

Skills

Bluff, Hide, and Jump are considered class skills for copper dragons.

Gold Dragon

Type: Dragon (Fire)
Environment: Warm plains
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 5; very young 7; young 9; juvenile 11; young adult 14; adult 16; mature adult 19; old 21; very old 22; ancient 24; wyrm 25; great wyrm 27
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Always lawful good
Advancement: Wyrmling 9-10 HD; very young 12-13 HD; young 15-16 HD; juvenile 18-19 HD; young adult 21-22 HD; adult 24-25 HD; mature adult 27-28 HD; old 30-31 HD; very old 33-34 HD; ancient 36-37 HD; wyrm 39-40 HD; great wyrm 42+ HD
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +4; very young +5; young +6; others —

On hatching, a gold dragon’s scales are dark yellow with golden metallic flecks.

The flecks get larger as the dragon matures until, at the adult stage, the scales are completely golden. Gold dragons’ faces are bewhiskered and sagacious; as they age, their pupils fade until the eyes resemble pools of molten gold.

Gold Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Breath
Weapon (DC)
Frightful
Presence DC
Wyrmling M 8d12+16 (68) 17 10 15 14 15 14 +8/+11 +11 +8 +6 +8 2d10 (16)
Very young L 11d12+33 (104) 21 10 17 16 17 16 +11/+20 +15 +10 +7 +10 4d10 (18)
Young L 14d12+42 (133) 25 10 17 16 17 16 +14/+25 +20 +12 +9 +12 6d10 (20)
Juvenile L 17d12+68 (178) 29 10 19 18 19 18 +17/+30 +25 +14 +10 +14 8d10 (22)
Young adult H 20d12+100 (230) 31 10 21 18 19 18 +20/+38 +28 +17 +12 +16 10d10 (25) 24
Adult H 23d12+115 (264) 33 10 21 20 21 20 +23/+42 +32 +18 +13 +18 12d10 (26) 26
Mature adult H 26d12+156 (325) 35 10 23 20 21 20 +26/+46 +36 +21 +15 +20 14d10 (29) 28
Old G 29d12+203 (391) 39 10 25 24 25 24 +29/+55 +39 +23 +16 +23 16d10 (31) 31
Very old G 32d12+256 (464) 41 10 27 26 27 26 +32/+59 +43 +26 +18 +26 18d10 (34) 34
Ancient G 35d12+315 (542) 43 10 29 28 29 28 +35/+63 +47 +28 +19 +28 20d10 (36) 36
Wyrm C 38d12+380 (627) 45 10 31 30 31 30 +38/+71 +47 +31 +21 +31 22d10 (39) 39
Great wyrm C 41d12+451 (717) 47 10 33 32 33 32 +41/+75 +51 +33 +22 +33 24d10 (41) 41
Gold Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster
Level
SR
  1. Can also cast cleric spells and those from the Law, Luck, and Good domains as arcane spells.
Wyrmling 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 17 (+7 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 17 Alternate form,
immunity to fire,
vulnerability to cold,
water breathing
Very young 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 19 (-1 size, +10 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 19
Young 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 22 (-1 size, +13 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 22 1st
Juvenile 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 25 (-1 size, +16 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 25 Bless 3rd
Young adult 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 27 (-2 size, +19 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 27 DR 5/magic 5th 21
Adult 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 30 (-2 size, +22 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 30 Luck bonus 7th 23
Mature adult 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft. +0 33 (-2 size, +25 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 33 DR 10/magic 9th 25
Old 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft. +0 34 (-4 size, +28 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 34 Geas/quest, detect gems 11th 27
Very old 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft. +0 37 (-4 size, +31 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 37 DR 15/magic 13th 28
Ancient 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft. +0 40 (-4 size, +34 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 40 Sunburst 15th 30
Wyrm 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft. +0 39 (-8 size, +37 natural), touch 2, flat-footed 39 DR 20/magic 17th 31
Great wyrm 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft. +0 42 (-8 size, +40 natural), touch 2, flat-footed 42 Foresight 19th 33

Combat

Gold dragons usually parley before fighting. When conversing with intelligent creatures, they use Intimidate and Sense Motive to gain the upper hand. In combat, they employ bless and their luck bonus; older dragons use their luck bonus at the start of each day. They make heavy use of spells in combat. Among their favorites are cloudkill, delayed blast fireball, fire shield, globe of invulnerability, maze, sleep, slow, and stinking cloud.

Breath Weapon (Su)

A gold dragon has two types of breath weapon, a cone of fire and a cone of weakening gas. Creatures within a cone of weakening gas must succeed on a Fortitude save or take 1 point of Strength damage per age category of the dragon.

Alternate Form (Su)

A gold dragon can assume any animal or humanoid form of Medium size or smaller as a standard action three times per day. The dragon can remain in its animal or humanoid form until it chooses to assume a new one or return to its natural form.

Water Breathing (Ex)

A gold dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged (the cone of fire becomes a cone of superheated steam underwater).

Luck Bonus (Sp)

Once per day an adult or older gold dragon can touch a gem, usually one embedded in the dragon’s hide, and enspell it to bring good luck. As long as the dragon carries the gem, it and every good creature in a 10-foot radius per age category of the dragon receives a +1 luck bonus on all saving throws and similar rolls, as for a stone of good luck. If the dragon gives an enspelled gem to another creature, only that bearer gets the bonus. The effect lasts 1d3 hours plus 3 hours per age category of the dragon but ends if the gem is destroyed. This ability is the equivalent of a 2nd-level spell.

Detect Gems (Sp)

An old or older gold dragon can use this ability three times per day. This is a divination effect similar to a detect magic spell, except that it finds only gems. The dragon can scan a 60-degree arc each round: By concentrating for 1 round it knows if there are any gems within the arc; 2 rounds of concentration reveal the exact number of gems; and 3 rounds reveal their exact location, type, and value. This ability is the equivalent of a 2nd-level spell.

Other Spell-Like Abilities

3/day—bless (juvenile or older); 1/day—geas/quest (old or older), sunburst (ancient or older), foresight (great wyrm).

Skills

Disguise, Heal, and Swim are considered class skills for gold dragons.

Silver Dragon

Type: Dragon (Cold)
Environment: Temperate mountains
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 4; very young 5; young 7; juvenile 10; young adult 13; adult 15; mature adult 18; old 20; very old 21; ancient 23; wyrm 24; great wyrm 26
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Always lawful good
Advancement: Wyrmling 8-9 HD; very young 11-12 HD; young 14-15 HD; juvenile 17-18 HD; young adult 20-21 HD; adult 23-24 HD; mature adult 26-27 HD; old 29-30 HD; very old 32-33 HD; ancient 35-36 HD; wyrm 38-39 HD; great wyrm 41+ HD
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +4; very young +4; young +5; others —

A silver wyrmling’s scales are blue-gray with silver highlights. As the dragon approaches adulthood, its color gradually brightens until the individual scales are scarcely visible.

Silver Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Breath
Weapon (DC)
Frightful
Presence DC
Wyrmling S 7d12+7 (52) 13 10 13 14 15 14 +7/+4 +9 +6 +5 +7 2d8 (14)
Very young M 10d12+20 (85) 15 10 15 14 15 14 +10/+12 +12 +9 +7 +9 4d8 (17)
Young M 13d12+26 (110) 17 10 15 16 17 16 +13/+16 +16 +10 +8 +11 6d8 (18)
Juvenile L 16d12+48 (152) 19 10 17 18 19 18 +16/+24 +19 +13 +10 +14 8d8 (21)
Young adult L 19d12+76 (199) 23 10 19 18 19 18 +19/+29 +24 +15 +11 +15 10d8 (23) 23
Adult H 22d12+110 (253) 27 10 21 20 21 20 +22/+38 +28 +18 +13 +18 12d8 (26) 26
Mature adult H 25d12+125 (287) 29 10 21 20 21 20 +25/+42 +32 +19 +14 +19 14d8 (27) 27
Old H 28d12+168 (350) 31 10 23 22 23 22 +28/+46 +36 +22 +16 +22 16d8 (30) 30
Very old H 31d12+186 (387) 33 10 23 24 25 24 +31/+50 +40 +23 +17 +24 18d8 (31) 32
Ancient G 34d12+238 (459) 35 10 25 26 27 26 +34/+58 +42 +26 +19 +27 20d8 (34) 35
Wyrm G 37d12+333 (573) 39 10 29 28 29 28 +37/+63 +47 +29 +20 +29 22d8 (37) 37
Great wyrm C 40d12+400 (660) 43 10 31 30 31 30 +40/+72 +48 +32 +22 +32 24d8 (40) 40
Silver Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster
Level
SR
  1. Can also cast cleric spells and those from the Air, Good, Law, and Sun domains as arcane spells.
Wyrmling 40 ft., fly 100 ft. (average) +0 17 (+1 size, +6 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 17 Alternate form,
immunity to acid and cold,
cloudwalking,
vulnerability to fire
Very young 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 19 (+9 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 19
Young 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 22 (+12 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 22 1st
Juvenile 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 24 (-1 size, +15 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 24 Feather fall 3rd
Young adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 27 (-1 size, +18 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 27 DR 5/magic 5th 20
Adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 29 (-2 size, +21 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 29 Fog cloud 7th 22
Mature adult 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 32 (-2 size, +24 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 32 DR 10/magic 9th 24
Old 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 35 (-2 size, +27 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 35 Control winds 11th 26
Very old 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor) +0 38 (-2 size, +30 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 38 DR 15/magic 13th 27
Ancient 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 39 (-4 size, +33 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 39 Control weather 15th 29
Wyrm 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 42 (-4 size, +36 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 42 DR 20/magic 17th 30
Great wyrm 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy) +0 41 (-8 size, +39 natural), touch 2, flat-footed 41 Reverse gravity 19th 32

Combat

Silver dragons are not violent and avoid combat except when faced with highly evil or aggressive foes. If necessary, they use fog cloud or control weather to blind or confuse opponents before attacking. When angry, they use reverse gravity to fling enemies helplessly into the air, where they can be snatched. Against flying opponents, a silver dragon hides in clouds (creating some with control weather on clear days), then jumps to the attack when it has the advantage.

Breath Weapon (Su)

A silver dragon has two types of breath weapon, a cone of cold and a cone of paralyzing gas. Creatures within a cone of paralyzing gas must succeed on a Fortitude save or be paralyzed for 1d6 rounds plus 1 round per age category of the dragon.

Alternate Form (Su)

A silver dragon can assume any animal or humanoid form of Medium size or smaller as a standard action three times per day. The dragon can remain in its animal or humanoid form until it chooses to assume a new one or return to its natural form.

Cloudwalking (Su)

A silver dragon can tread on clouds or fog as though on solid ground. The ability functions continuously but can be negated or resumed at will.

Spell-Like Abilities

3/day—fog cloud (adult or older), control winds (old or older); 2/day—feather fall (juvenile or older); 1/day— control weather (ancient or older), reverse gravity (great wyrm).

Skills

Bluff, Disguise, and Jump are considered class skills for silver dragons.