Vortex Dragon, Young

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

Young Vortex Dragon CR 10

XP 9,600
LN Large dragon (fire)
Init +6; Senses dragon senses, see in darkness; Perception +16


AC 23, touch 11, flat-footed 21 (+2 Dex, +12 natural, –1 size)
hp 104 (11d12+33)
Fort +12, Ref +8, Will +10
Immune fire, paralysis, sleep
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold


Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (good)
Melee bite +15 (2d6+7), 2 claws +15 (1d8+5), 2 wings +13 (1d6+2), tail slap +13 (1d8+7) Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. cone, 6d8 fire, DC 18)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th; concentration +14)

At willanticipate peril

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +4)

1st (4/day)feather fall, true strike
0 (at will)arcane mark, detect magic, message, read magic


Str 21, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 16, Wis 15, Cha 16
Base Atk +11; CMB +17; CMD 29 (33 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Wingover
Skills Bluff +17, Diplomacy +17, Fly +18, Intimidate +17, Knowledge (arcana, planes) +17, Perception +16, Sense Motive +16, Spellcraft +17
Languages Abyssal, 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.

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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