Astral Dragon, Ancient

This majestic dragon seems to shimmer as if surrounded by thousands of eddies of astral thought.

Ancient Astral Dragon CR 18

XP 153,600
N Gargantuan dragon (extraplanar)
Init +4; Senses dragon senses, see invisibility; Perception +34; Aura mental static (30 ft., DC 27), frightful presence (300 ft., DC 27)


AC 37, touch 6, flat-footed 37 (+31 natural, –4 size)
hp 348 (24d12+192)
Fort +21, Ref +14, Will +23; +4 vs. psychic spells
Defensive Abilities psychic interference, psychic resilience; DR 15/magic; Immune paralysis, sleep; SR 30


Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +33 (4d6+18), 2 claws +32 (2d8+12), 2 wings +30 (2d6+6), tail slap +30 (2d8+18)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (120-ft. line, DC 29, 20d6 damage), crush, staggering breath, tail sweep
Psychic Magic (CL 24th; concentration +31)

19 PEanalyze aura (3 PE), aversion (2 PE, DC 19), deja vu (1 PE), possession (5 PE, DC 22), telekinetic projectile (0 PE), thoughtsense (4 PE)

Psychic Spells Known (CL 15th; concentration +22)

7th (5/day)insanity (DC 24), repulsion (DC 24)
6th (7/day)blade barrier (DC 23), disintegrate (DC 23), create mindscape
5th (7/day)dismissal (DC 22), remote viewing, wall of force, waves of fatigue (DC 22)
4th (7/day)greater false life, lesser globe of invulnerability, spell immunity, telekinetic charge
3rd (8/day)displacement, ego whip I (DC 20), haste, major image (DC 20)
2nd (8/day)hideous laughter (DC 19), hypercognition, locate object, mirror image, touch of idiocy
1st (8/day)burst of insight, feather fall, sundering shards (DC 18), true strike, unwitting ally (DC 18)
0 (at will)dancing lights, daze (DC 17), detect magic, detect psychic significance, know direction, mage hand, message, open/close, virtue


Str 35, Dex 10, Con 24, Int 25, Wis 24, Cha 20
Base Atk +24; CMB +40; CMD 50 (54 vs. trip)
Feats Cleave, Flyby Attack, Great Cleave, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lunge, Multiattack, Power Attack, Snatch, Toughness, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Appraise +34, Bluff +32, Diplomacy +32, Fly +13, Intimidate +32, Knowledge (arcana, history, nobility, planes, religion) +34, Perception +34, Sense Motive +34, Stealth +15
Languages Aklo, Auran, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal
SQ change shape


Change Shape (Su)

An ancient astral dragon can assume any humanoid form three times per day as if using polymorph.

Psychic Interference (Sp)

Three times per day, an ancient astral dragon can cast either mental barrier V or tower of iron will III as a swift action at its normal caster level.

Psychic Magic (Sp)

An ancient astral dragon gains the following psychic spells: deja vu (1 PE), telekinetic projectile (0 PE); analyze aura (3 PE), aversion (2 PE), id insinuation I (2 PE); thoughtsense (4 PE); possession (5 PE).

Staggering Breath (Su)

Once per day, when an ancient astral dragon uses its breath weapon, those who fail their saving throws are staggered for 2d4 rounds.


Environment any (Astral Plane)
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Reserved and haughty, these dragons roam the Astral Plane, seeking to expand their knowledge of its esoteric secrets. They hunt to eat, and use psychic magic to fight one another.

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