Planar Dragon, Crypt

This dragon’s scales are the color of weathered bone, and its hide stretches tautly and painfully over its emaciated form.

Crypt Dragon

N dragon (extraplanar)


CR 8; Size Small; Hit Dice 10d12

Speed 60 ft.

Natural Armor +8; Breath Weapon cone, 2d10 negative energy

Str 15, Dex 14, Con 15, Int 14, Wis 19, Cha 14


Decaying Breath (Su)

A crypt dragon’s breath weapon deals damage to undead creatures as if it were positive energy.

Entombing Crush (Su)

When a creature takes damage from the dragon’s crush, it must succeed at a Fortitude save at the same DC as the crush attack or become paralyzed for 1d10 rounds by eldritch magical energies from the dragon’s scales.

Grave Endurance (Ex)

A crypt dragon is immune to death effects, disease, exhaustion, fatigue, negative energy, and poison, in addition to its immunity to paralysis and sleep.

Inexorable Attacks (Ex)

All of a crypt dragon’s natural attacks function as ghost touch weapons.

Lingering Rot (Su)

Negative levels imparted by a crypt dragon’s rotting breath last for a number of hours equal to the dragon’s age category number before disappearing.

Rotting Breath (Su)

Any creature that fails its saving throw against a crypt dragon’s breath weapon also gains the listed number of temporary negative levels, which disappear at a rate of 1 per round. Undead creatures that fail this save instead cower for an equal number of rounds.

Sepulchral Crush (Su)

The dragon’s crush can affect Huge or smaller creatures. Any creature rendered helpless by its entombing crush must succeed at a second Fortitude save or turn to stone.

Age Category Special Abilities Caster Level
Wyrmling Decaying breath, grave endurance
Very young Inexorable attacks
Young Compression, rotting breath (1d2) 1st
Juvenile Frightful presence, planar infusion 3rd
Young adult DR 5/adamantine, spell resistance 5th
Adult Entombing crush 7th
Mature adult DR 10/adamantine 9th
Old Rotting breath (1d4) 11th
Very old DR 15/adamantine, lingering rot 13th
Ancient Rotting breath (1d6) 15th
Wyrm DR 20/adamantine 17th
Great wyrm Sepulchral crush 19th


Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Crypt dragons patrol the Inner Planes, ever vigilant for transgressions against the honored dead or the passage of souls to the afterlife—be they the souls of heroes or villains.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 6 © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, James Jacobs, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, Jason Nelson, Tim Nightengale, F. Wesley Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Todd Stewart, Josh Vogt, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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