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Silver Dragon, Very Old

The scales of this tall, elegant dragon shine like polished silver, and its tail has a feathered appearance.

Silver Dragon, Very Old CR 18

XP 153,600
LG Gargantuan dragon (cold)
Init +3; Senses dragon senses, fog vision; Perception +32; Aura cold (5 ft., 1d6 cold), frightful presence (270 ft., DC 27)

DEFENSE

AC 35, touch 5, flat-footed 35 (-1 Dex, +30 natural, -4 size)
hp 287 (23d12+138)
Fort +19, Ref +14, Will +21
DR 15/magic; Immune acid, cold, paralysis, sleep; SR 29
Weaknesses vulnerability to fire

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (poor); cloudwalking, graceful flight
Melee bite +31 (4d6+16/19–20), 2 claws +30 (2d8+11), tail slap +28 (2d8+16), 2 wings +28 (2d6+5)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. cone, DC 27, 18d8 cold), crush (4d6+16, DC 27), paralyzing breath, tail sweep (2d6+16, DC 27)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 23th; concentration +29)

Spells Known (CL 13th; concentration +19)

6th (5/day)greater dispel magic, heal
5th (7/day)break enchantment, flame strike (DC 21) , plane shift
4th (7/day)dimension door, freedom of movement, restoration, solid fog
3rd (7/day)cure serious wounds, dispel magic, hold person (DC 19), wind wall
2nd (8/day)augury, calm emotions (DC 18), cure moderate wounds, invisibility, web (DC 18)
1st ( 8/day)alarm, bless, divine favor, shield, true strike
0 (at will)detect magic, flare (DC 16), light, message, prestidigitation, read magic, stabilize, resistance, virtue

Note: A silver dragon can cast cleric spells as arcane spells

STATISTICS

Str 33, Dex 8, Con 23, Int 22, Wis 23, Cha 22
Base Atk +23; CMB +38; CMD 47 (51 vs. trip)
Feats Critical Focus, Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lighting Reflexes, Multiattack, Power Attack, Quicken Spell, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +22 (+24 Jump), Diplomacy +32, Fly +15, Heal +32, Intimidate +32, Knowledge (arcana, history, local, nobility) +32, Perception +32, Sense Motive +32, Spellcraft +32
Languages Auran, Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Halfling, Giant, Terran
SQ change shape

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Change Shape (Su)

A silver dragon can assume any animal or humanoid form 3/day as if using polymorph.

Cloudwalking (Su)

A very young or older silver dragon can tread on clouds or fog as though on solid ground.

Cold Aura (Su)

An old or older silver dragon is surrounded by an aura of cold. All creatures within 5 feet of the dragon take 1d6 points of cold damage at the beginning of the dragon’s turn. An ancient dragon’s aura extends to 10 feet. A great wyrm’s aura damage increases to 2d6. A silver dragon can suppress or activate this aura at will as a free action.

Fog Vision (Ex)

A juvenile or older silver dragon can see perfectly well in fog and clouds.

Graceful Flight (Ex)

A young or older silver dragon’s aerial maneuverability is one step better than normal.

Paralyzing Breath (Su)

Instead of a cone of cold, a silver dragon can breathe a cone of paralyzing gas. Creatures within the cone must succeed on a Fortitude save or be paralyzed for 1d6 rounds plus 1 round per age category of the dragon.


ECOLOGY

Environment temperate mountains
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Of all the dragons, silvers are the most courageous, holding themselves to a chivalrous code to help the weak, defeat evil, and behave in an honorable manner.