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Cloud Dragon, Old

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, Old CR 16

XP 76,800
CN Gargantuan dragon (air)
Init +2; Senses dragon senses, mist vision; Perception +29; Aura frightful presence (240 ft., DC 25)

DEFENSE

AC 30, touch 4, flat-footed 30 (–2 Dex, +26 natural, –4 size)
hp 250 (20d12+120)
Fort +18, Ref +10, Will +18
DR 10/magic; Immune electricity, paralysis, sleep; SR 27

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 40 ft.
Melee bite +26 (4d6+13/19-20), 2 claws +26 (2d8+9), tail slap +23 (2d8+13), 2 wings +23 (2d6+4)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. cone, 16d8 electricity, DC 26), crush (4d6+13), tail sweep (2d6+13)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +25)

At willfog cloud, obscuring mist, solid fog
3/daycloudkill (DC 20)

Spells Known (CL 9th; concentration +14)

4th (5/day)ice storm, river of wind*
3rd (7/day)arcane sight, cloak of winds*, stinking cloud (DC 18)
2nd (7/day)eagle’s splendor, glitterdust (DC 17), gust of wind, see invisibility
1st (8/day)alter winds*, charm person (DC 16), detect secret doors, erase, true strike
0 (at will)dancing lights, detect poison, light, mage hand, message, prestidigitation, read magic, touch of fatigue

* This spell is from the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide.

STATISTICS

Str 28, Dex 7, Con 23, Int 18, Wis 22, Cha 21
Base Atk +20; CMB +33; CMD 41 (45 vs. trip)
Feats Critical Focus, Dazzling Display, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Diplomacy), Stunning Critical, Weapon Focus (bite, claws)
Skills Appraise +27, Diplomacy +34, Fly +7, Intimidate +28, Knowledge (planes) +27, Perception +29, Sense Motive +29, Stealth +9, Survival +29, Swim +40; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Auran, Common, Draconic, Elven, Sylvan
SQ cloud form (20 rounds/day)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Cloud Form (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.

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.