Vortex Dragon, Adult

This dragon twists and whips with near untraceable speed. Its horns, crests along its neck, and wings emit a glow like starlight.

Adult Vortex Dragon CR 14

XP 38,400
LN Huge dragon (fire)
Init +5; Senses dragon senses, see in darkness; Perception +24; Aura alien presence (180 ft., DC 23)


AC 30, touch 9, flat-footed 29 (+1 Dex, +21 natural, –2 size)
hp 195 (17d12+85)
Fort +17, Ref +13, Will +14
DR 5/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 25
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold


Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (good)
Melee bite +23 (2d8+12/19–20), 2 claws +23 (2d6+8), 2 wings +21 (1d8+4), tail slap +21 (2d6+12) Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, 12d8 fire, DC 23), crush, fragmented strike
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th; concentration +22)

At willanticipate peril, entropic shield
Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 7th; concentration +12)

3rd (5/day)displacement, protection from energy
2nd (7/day)mirror image, resist energy, scorching ray
1st (8/day)comprehend languages, feather fall, magic missile, obscuring mist, true strike
0 (at will)detect magic, light, message, read magic, 3 more


Str 27, Dex 12, Con 21, Int 20, Wis 19, Cha 20
Base Atk +17; CMB +27; CMD 38 (42 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Multiattack, Power Attack, Snatch, Wingover
Skills Bluff +25, Diplomacy +25, Fly +21, Intimidate +25, Knowledge (arcana, geography, planes, religion) +25, Perception +24, Sense Motive +24, Spellcraft +25
Languages Abyssal, Auran, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal
SQ agile, galactic emissary, no breath, starflight


Agile (Ex)

Vortex dragons have good maneuverability when flying regardless of their age or size.

Alien Presence (Su)

A vortex dragon’s alien presence bends space. A creature that fails its saving throw treats all other creatures as if they were under the effects of blur (or displacement if the target has 4 or fewer Hit Dice) for 5d6 rounds.

Fragmented Strike (Su)

An adult or older vortex dragon can strike with its bite through a rift in space. This allows it to make its bite attack against a target anywhere within the radius of its alien presence as long as the dragon can see the creature. This doesn’t apply to attacks of opportunity.

Galactic Emissary (Su)

A young or older vortex dragon halves the time of any starflight journey. In addition, it’s immune to any effect that bars extradimensional travel.


Environment vacuum
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Vortex dragons are the undisputed masters of travel across the galaxies, serving as messengers and observers for the greatest outer dragons and godlike entities in the great beyond.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.

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