Forest Dragon, Adult

This massive serpentine and wingless creature has jade scales and antlers, and sounds like grinding stones as it stalks forth.

Adult Forest Dragon CR 14

XP 38,400
CE Huge dragon (earth)
Init +4; Senses dragon senses, tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +23; Aura frightful presence (180 ft., DC 21)


AC 30, touch 8, flat-footed 30 (+22 natural, -2 size)
hp 229 (17d12+119)
Fort +16, Ref +10, Will +15
DR 2/adamantine; Immune paralysis, poison, sleep; SR 25


Speed 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., climb 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +25 (2d8+13), 2 claws +24 (2d6+9), gore +24 (2d6+13), tail slap +22 (2d6+13)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite and gore)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, 12d6 piercing damage), crush (DC 24, 2d8+13)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th; concentration +20)

At willblight (DC 18), entangle (DC 14), pass without trace

Spells Known (CL 7th; concentration +10)

3rd (5/day)wind wall, stinking cloud (DC 16)
2nd (7/day)fog cloud, hideous laughter (DC 15), touch of idiocy
1st (7/day)hypnotism (DC 14)1, obscuring mist, magic missile, ray of enfeeblement (DC 14), shield
0 (at-will)daze (DC 13), detect magic, ghost sound, mage hand, read magic, resistance, touch of fatigue


Str 29, Dex 10, Con 22, Int 16, Wis 17, Cha 16
Base Atk +17; CMB +28; CMD 38 (42 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Armor, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Stealth), Stealthy, Toughness, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +11 (+15 when jumping), Bluff +23, Climb +37, Escape Artist +2, Fly +12, Intimidate +23, Knowledge (arcana, nature) +15, Perception +23, Spellcraft +23, Stealth +22, Survival +16
Languages Common, Draconic, Sylvan
SQ change shape, sound imitation, woodland stride


Change Shape (Su)

An adult or older forest dragon can assume any humanoid form three times per day as if using polymorph.

Sound Imitation (Ex)

A very young or older forest dragon can mimic any voice or sound it has heard by making a successful Bluff check against the listener’s Sense Motive check.

Woodland Stride (Ex)

As the druid ability of the same name.

Editor’s Note

Skills appear to be incorrect:

1. Acrobatics +16 (+20 when jumping)
2. Fly -8
3. Stealth +18
4. Survival +23

“Chinese Earth Dragon”
(c) 2012 Shoshanna Bauer
All Rights Reserved.


Environment any forest
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Forest dragons, or dilung, are fickle and malevolent dragons that dwell in deep, rugged woodlands. While a forest dragon can fly, it prefers to stalk the earth, flying only to pursue objects of its wrath.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
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