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Cloud Dragon, Ancient

The blue-white scales of this four-horned dragon exude wisps of fog. The dragon’s snout is short but filled with sharp teeth.

Cloud Dragon, Ancient CR 18

XP 153,600
CN Gargantuan dragon (air, extraplanar)
Init +2; Senses dragon senses, mist vision; Perception +34; Aura frightful presence (300 ft., DC 28)

DEFENSE

AC 36, touch 4, flat-footed 36 (–2 Dex, +32 natural, –4 size)
hp 324 (24d12+168)
Fort +21, Ref +12, Will +21
DR 15/magic; Immune electricity, paralysis, sleep; SR 29

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 40 ft.
Melee bite +32 (4d6+16/19–20 plus 2d6 sonic), 2 claws +32 (2d8+11), tail slap +29 (2d8+16), 2 wings +29 (2d6+5)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. cone, 20d8 electricity, DC 29), crush, tail sweep
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 24th; concentration +30)

At willfog cloud, obscuring mist, solid fog, wind walk
3/daycloudkill (DC 21)

Spells Known (CL 13th; concentration +19)

6th (5/day)chain lightning (DC 22), greater dispel magic
5th (7/day)cone of cold (DC 21), dismissal (DC 21), teleport
4th (7/day)elemental body I, ice storm, lesser geas (DC 20), river of wind
3rd (7/day)arcane sight, cloak of winds, stinking cloud (DC 19), suggestion (DC 19)
2nd (8/day)eagle’s splendor, glitterdust (DC 18), gust of wind, locate object, see invisibility
1st (8/day)alter winds, charm person (DC 17), detect secret doors, erase, true strike
0 (at will)dancing lights, detect poison, light, mage hand, message, prestidigitation, read magic, resistance, touch of fatigue

STATISTICS

Str 32, Dex 7, Con 25, Int 20, Wis 24, Cha 23
Base Atk +24; CMB +39; CMD 47 (51 vs. trip)
Feats Critical Focus, Dazzling Display, Flyby Attack, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Diplomacy), Snatch, Staggering Critical, Weapon Focus (bite, claws)
Skills Appraise +32, Diplomacy +39, Fly +11, Intimidate +33, Knowledge (local) +32, Knowledge (planes) +32, Perception +34, Sense Motive +34, Stealth +13, Survival +34, Swim +46
Languages Auran, Common, Draconic, Elven
SQ cloud form (24 rounds/day)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Cloudform (Su)

An adult or older cloud dragon can change itself into a cloudy vapor as a swift action for a number of rounds per day equal to its Hit Dice. This ability functions as gaseous form but the dragon’s fly speed is unchanged.

Mist Vision (Su)

A cloud dragon can see through fog, clouds, and similar obscuring effects with perfect clarity.

Thundering Bite (Su)

An ancient or older cloud dragon’s bite makes a thundering crash whenever it attacks, dealing an additional 2d6 points of sonic damage. A great wyrm’s thundering bite deals an additional 4d6 sonic damage.



ECOLOGY

Environment any sky (Plane of Air)
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Cloud dragons stay out of the complicated political schemes and obsessions of other dragons (especially the chromatic dragons), preferring to live their lives freely and as the whim to travel strikes them. Exploration and viewing new lands from far above are the cloud dragon’s greatest joy, rivaled only by speaking with new creatures and gaining exotic treasures from them. They keep lairs on high mountain peaks, but are often away on journeys of discovery, returning home only when they’ve claimed a new treasure that needs to be placed in safekeeping back home.
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.