This ebony dragon with red frills appears terribly contorted and trails shadows.
Ancient Nightmare Dragon CR 15
Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +33 (2d8+19/19–20), 2 claws +32 (2d6+13/19–20), 2 wings +30 (1d8+6), tail slap +30 (2d6+19)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, DC 29, 20d6 acid), crush, nightmare talons
Psychic Magic (CL 21st; concentration +27)
Psychic Spells Known (CL 13th; concentration +18)
6th (4/day)—dream travel, greater dispel magic
5th (7/day)—dream scan, ego whip III, erase impressions
4th (7/day)—agonize (DC 19), crushing despair (DC 19), phantasmal killer (DC 19), stoneskin
3rd (7/day)—deep slumber (DC 18), major image (DC 18), vision of Hell, wall of nausea
2nd (7/day)—haunting mists, mind thrust II, mirror image, scare (DC 17), touch of idiocy
1st (8/day)—command (DC 16), compel hostility, detect thoughts (DC 16), ill omen, unwitting ally (DC 16)
0 (at will)—bleed (DC 15), dancing lights, daze (DC 15), detect magic, detect psychic significance, lullaby (DC 15), resistance, telekinetic projectile
Str 37, Dex 9, Con 28, Int 20, Wis 22, Cha 23
Base Atk +21; CMB +36; CMD 45 (49 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Stealth), Snatch, Stealthy, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Bluff +30, Diplomacy +30, Escape Artist +1, Fly +15, Intimidate +30, Knowledge (arcana, planes, religion) +29, Perception +30, Sense Motive +30, Stealth +25, Survival +30
Languages Abyssal, Aklo, Common, Draconic, Infernal
SQ change shape
An ancient nightmare dragon can assume any humanoid form of its size or smaller three times per day as if using polymorph.
An ancient nightmare dragon can see the dreams of sleeping creatures.
The claw attacks of an ancient nightmare dragons are considered keen weapons.
Environment any (Dimension of Dreams)
These hunters of the Dimension of Dreams seek to wreak nightmares on sleepers and make existing bad dreams even more terrifying. Nightmare dragons often work with night hags in their grim collection of sleeping souls.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5 © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, John Bennett, Logan Bonner, Creighton Broadhurst, Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Thurston Hillman, Eric Hindley, Joe Homes, James Jacobs, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Ben McFarland, Jason Nelson, Thom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alistair Rigg, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, Wes Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Mike Shel, James L. Sutter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.