Hissing green acid drips from the fanged maw of this black-scaled, horned dragon.
Young Adult Black Dragon CR 10
Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +18 (2d6+9), 2 claws +17 (1d8+6), 2 wings +12 (1d6+3), tail slap +12 (1d8+9)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (80-ft. line, DC 21, 10d6 acid)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th)
At will—darkness (50-ft. radius)
Spells Known (CL 1st)
1st (4/day)—alarm, obscuring mist
0 (at will)—detect magic, mending, message, read magic
Str 23, Dex 12, Con 19, Int 12, Wis 15, Cha 12
Base Atk +12; CMB +19; CMD 30 (34 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Stealth), Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Fly +10, Handle Animal +13, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (arcana) +16, Perception +21, Stealth +18, Swim +29; Racial +8 Swim
Language Common, Draconic
SQ speak with reptiles, swamp stride, water breathing
A young or older black dragon gains the constant spell-like ability to speak with reptiles. This functions as speak with animals, but only with reptilian animals.
A very young or older black dragon can move through bogs and quicksand without penalty at its normal speed.
A black dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.