Nightmare Dragon, Young

This ebony dragon with red frills appears terribly contorted and trails shadows.

Young Nightmare Dragon CR 6

XP 2,400
NE Medium dragon (extraplanar)
Init +5; Senses dragon senses, dreamsight, see in darkness; Perception +12


AC 19, touch 11, flat-footed 18 (+1 Dex, +8 natural)
hp 80 (7d12+35)
Fort +10, Ref +6, Will +7
Immune mind-affecting effects, paralysis, sleep; SR 17


Speed 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)
Melee bite +13 (1d8+9), 2 claws +13 (1d6+6), 2 wings +11 (1d4+3)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (30-ft. cone, DC 18, 6d6 acid)


Str 23, Dex 13, Con 20, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 15
Base Atk +7; CMB +13; CMD 24 (28 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack
Skills Bluff +12, Fly +11, Intimidate +12, Knowledge (planes) +11, Perception +12, Sense Motive +12, Stealth +11
Languages Common, Draconic


Dreamsight (Su)

A young nightmare dragon can see the dreams of sleeping creatures.

Psychic Magic (Sp)

A young nightmare dragon gains the following psychic spells: ghost sound (0 PE), true strike (1 PE).

Terrifying Presence (Su)

A creature that fails its Will save against the frightful presence of an ancient or older nightmare dragon is panicked if it has fewer Hit Dice than the dragon.


Environment any (Dimension of Dreams)
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

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.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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