Nightmare dragons have red frills and appear terribly contorted, trailing shadows behind them.
NE dragon (extraplanar)
CR 2; Size Tiny; HD 3d12; Speed 60 ft.
Natural Armor +2; Breath Weapon cone, 2d6 acid
Str 15, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 13
Dragons gain different special abilities as they age.
|Age Category||Special Abilities||Caster Level|
|Wyrmling||See in darkness||—|
|Young||Immune to mind-affecting effects||—|
|Juvenile||Frightful presence, psychic magic||1st|
|Young adult||Change shape, DR 5/magic||3rd|
|Mature adult||DR 10/magic||7th|
|Old||Psychic magic, rising nightmare||9th|
|Very old||DR 15/magic||11th|
|Great Wyrm||Dream terror||17th|
A young adult or older nightmare dragon can assume any humanoid form of its size or smaller three times per day as if using polymorph.
A very young or older nightmare dragon can see the dreams of sleeping creatures.
A great wyrm nightmare dragon can utterly control any dreamscape it enters, shaping it to its will. When a creature’s lucid body dies in a dreamscape under the great wyrm’s control, that creature’s material body also dies.
The claw attacks of adult or older nightmare dragons are considered keen weapons.
Environment any (Dimension of Dreams)
These hunters of the Dimension of Dreams seek to wreak nightmares on sleepers and make existing bad dreams even more terrifying. Nightmare dragons often work with night hags in their grim collection of sleeping souls.
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