Planar Dragon, Rift

This dark-scaled dragon has massive claws, and foul-smelling acid drips from its saber teeth.

Rift Dragon

CE dragon (chaotic, evil, extraplanar)


CR 8; Size Small; Hit Dice 10d12

Speed 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.

Natural Armor +8; Breath Weapon cone, 2d10 acid

Str 19, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 12, Wis 15, Cha 16


Abyssal Juggernaut (Ex)

When a rift dragon uses its trample attack, it deals double damage to the first target in its path.

Bleed (Ex)

A rift dragon’s bite, claw, and trample attacks deal bleed damage equal to its age category number.

Corrosion (Su)

The dragon’s breath weapon deals full damage to inanimate objects and ignores the first 10 points of hardness.

Corrupt Fortitude (Ex)

A rift dragon is immune to acid, disease, nausea, poison, and stun.

Dissolution (Su)

When a creature fails its save against a rift dragon’s breath weapon, it becomes vulnerable to acid and lowers any damage reduction it has by 10 for 1 minute.

Flatten (Ex)

When a rift dragon uses its trample attack, it can end its movement in other creatures’ spaces, using its crush attack against those foes as a free action.

Foul Acid (Ex)

Any creature that takes damage from a rift dragon’s breath weapon is staggered for 1 round by the foul vapors if it failed the saving throw against the breath weapon.

This is a poison effect.

Obliterating Breath (Su)

Instead of a cone of acid, three times per day the dragon can breath a line of destructive force that affects each target as per disintegrate (CL 20th, Fortitude DC 36 partial).

Trample (Ex)

A rift dragon’s trample damage is equal to its bite.

Age Category Special Abilities Caster Level
Wyrmling Corrupt fortitude
Very young Bleed, foul acid
Young Corrosion, trample 1st
Juvenile Frightful presence, planar infusion 3rd
Young adult DR 5/good, spell resistance 5th
Adult Abyssal juggernaut 7th
Mature adult DR 10/good 9th
Old Dissolution 11th
Very old DR 15/good 13th
Ancient Flatten 15th
Wyrm DR 20/good 17th
Great wyrm Obliterating breath 19th


Environment any (Abyss)
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Wherever they go, rift dragons leave behind shattered ruins.

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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