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Dracolisk

This creature resembles a young six-legged dragon with glistening scales and gleaming eyes.

Dracolisk CR 9

XP 6,400
N Large dragon
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +10

DEFENSE

AC 24, touch 11, flat-footed 22 (+2 Dex, +13 natural, –1 size)
hp 115 (11d12+44)
Fort +11; Ref +9; Will +8
Immune energy type, sleep, paralysis

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +16 (2d6+6), 2 claws +16 (1d6+6)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon, petrifying gaze (Fort DC 16)

TACTICS

A dracolisk attacks first with its breath weapon and gaze attack. After this, it attacks with its bite and clawed forelegs.

STATISTICS

Str 23, Dex 14, Con 19, Int 6, Wis 12, Cha 13
Base Atk +11; CMB +18; CMD 30 (34 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Blind-Fight, Cleave, Improved Vital Strike, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Climb +14, Diplomacy +8, Fly +10, Intimidate +8, Perception +10, Sense Motive +10, Stealth +5, Survival +8, Swim +13
Languages Draconic

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Breath Weapon (Su)

A dracolisk’s breath weapon depends on what type of dragon parent it had, as summarized on the table below. Regardless of its type, a dracolisk’s breath weapon is usable once every 1d4 rounds (and no more than three times per day), deals 4d8 points of damage, and allows a DC 19 Reflex save for half damage. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Dracolisk Variety Breath Weapon
Black 60-foot line of acid
Blue 60-foot line of electricity
Green 30-foot cone of gas (acid)
Red 30-foot cone of fire
White 30-foot cone of cold

Immunity to Energy (Ex)

A dracolisk is immune to one type of energy based on its dragon parent and variety.

Dracolisk Variety Immunity
Black Acid
Blue Electricity
Green Acid
Red Fire
White Cold

Petrifying Gaze (Su)

Turn to stone permanently, range 30 feet, Fortitude DC 16 negates. The save DC is Charisma-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment see text
Organization
solitary or colony (3-6)
Treasure
none

The vicious dracolisk is a rare crossbreed of dragon and basilisk. No one is quite sure how the dracolisk species came to be, but all who have encountered it are well aware of its lethality. There is believed to be one species of dracolisk for every species of dragon. Thus far, however, most dracolisks encountered have been of the black variety. At first glance, a dracolisk appears to be a juvenile dragon of whatever color its dragon parent was—but thanks to the petrifying gaze it inherited from its basilisk parent, most who encounter a dracolisk never get a second glance. A dracolisk has a scaled body the same color as its dragon parent that fades to a lighter shade on its underside. A short, curved horn, similar to a rhino’s, juts from its nose. Its dragon-like wings match its body color but fade to a slightly darker shade near the tips. A dracolisk’s eyes are pale green with sparkles that match its dragon-parent color.

A typical dracolisk is 15 feet long and weighs about 3,000 pounds. A dracolisk’s environment varies based on its dragon heritage: black dracolisks can be found in warm marshes, deserts, or underground; blue dracolisks favor warm hills and mountains, rarely being found underground; green dracolisks favor temperate or warm forests and underground settings; red dracolisks favor warm mountains and underground settings; and white dracolisks favor cold mountains, cold deserts, and underground.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete
Dracolisk from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax