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Gold Dragon, Wyrmling

Golden scales cover the body of this majestic dragon, and a regal crest of horns arches backward above wise and piercing eyes.

Wyrmling Gold Dragon
CR 7

XP 3,200
LG Small dragon (fire)
Init +2; Senses dragon senses; Perception +15

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 13, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +7 natural, +1 size)
hp 68 (8d12+16)
Fort +8, Ref +8, Will +10
Immune fire, paralysis, sleep
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (average), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +12 (1d6+4), 2 claws +12 (1d4+3)
Special Attacks breath weapon (20-ft. cone, 2d10 fire, DC 16), weakening breath

STATISTICS

Str 17, Dex 14, Con 15, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 14
Base Atk +8; CMB +10; CMD 22 (26 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Iron Will, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Diplomacy +13, Fly +15, Heal +13, Knowledge (local) +13, Perception +15, Sense Motive +15, Spellcraft +13, Swim +22; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Weakening Breath (Su)

Instead of a cone of fire, a gold dragon can breathe a cone of weakening gas. Creatures within the cone must succeed on a Fortitude save or take 1 point of Strength damage per age category (Will save half).


Ecology

Environment warm plains
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Gold dragons are the epitome of virtue. Other metallic dragons revere their gold cousins as the agents of divine forces and the paragons of dragonkind, and often seek them for advice or aid.