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Lich Dragon (Unique Undead)


Lich Dragon CR 7

XP 3,200
Unique undead
LE Large undead (fire)
Init +4; Senses dragon senses; Perception +15

DEFENSE

AC 22, touch 9, flat-footed 22 (+4 armor, +5 natural, +4 shield, –1 size)
hp 85 (10d8+40)
Fort +7, Ref +3, Will +9
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4, light fortification; DR 5/bludgeoning; Immune cold, fire, magic missile (from shield), undead traits
Weaknesses vulnerability to electricity

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft., swim 50 ft.
Melee bite +13 (2d6+10), 2 claws +13 (1d8+7), 2 wings +11 (1d6+3), tail slap +11 (1d8+10)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. cone, 4d10 fire damage, Reflex DC 19 for half, usable every 1d4 rounds)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +14)

At willdetect evil

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +5)

1st (4/day)mage armor, shield
0th (at will)bleed (DC 14), detect magic, open/close, touch of fatigue (DC 14)

TACTICS

Before Combat The lich dragon casts mage armor and shield on itself as soon as it detects intruders.

During Combat The lich dragon opens combat with its breath weapon, trying to catch as many enemies in its effect as possible. It continues to use its breath weapon as often as it is able, but if the majority of its foes seem resistant to fire damage, it forgoes its breath weapon in favor of melee attacks. The dragon uses Awesome Blow to attempt to knock opponents off the bridge into the molten canal below.

Morale Bound to the city by ancient magics, the dragon fights until destroyed.

STATISTICS

Str 25, Dex 10, Con —, Int 18, Wis 15, Cha 18
Base Atk +7; CMB +15; CMD 25 (29 vs. trip)
Feats Awesome Blow, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Lunge, Multiattack, Power Attack
Skills Climb +20, Intimidate +17, Knowledge (arcana) +17,Perception +15, Sense Motive +15, Spellcraft +17, Stealth +9, Swim +25
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, +1 additional

Base Statistics

Without its spells, the lich dragon has the following statistics:

AC 14, touch 9, flat-footed 14.

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Light Fortification (Ex)

Whenever a sneak attack or critical hit is scored against the lich dragon, there is a 25% chance that the extra damage is negated and damage is rolled normally.

DETAILS

The lich dragon is a young gold dragon captured, tortured, and murdered by a famously powerful lich. The lich stripped the flesh from the dragon’s corpse and animated its skeleton as a unique undead guardian, which he bound to defend the city and protect the jewel of everlasting gold at all costs. While the unfortunate dragon has retained its intelligence, spells, spell-like abilities, and breath weapon, the reanimation process and the millennia of isolation have turned it into little more than a crazed, malevolent beast that attacks any intruders in the city. Over the intervening centuries, the repeated gold floods have covered the once-majestic gold dragon in actual gold, plating its entire skeletal structure in the shining metal. The dragon guards the bridge to the Third Ring and while it can no longer fly, it can swim and is immune to fire damage, and often abandons its post to swim the city’s molten-gold canals.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Module: City of Golden Death. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC. Author: Joshua J. Frost.