(Imperial) Sea

The long, undulating body of this serpentine dragon rolls and bends with scales the color of the ocean’s waves.

Sea Dragon

CG dragon (water)


CR 4; Size Small; Hit Dice 5d12
Speed 40 ft., swim 60 ft.
Natural Armor +5; Breath Weapon cone, 2d6 fire
Str 13, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 14


Change Shape (Su)

A young or older sea dragon can assume any humanoid form three times per day as if using polymorph.

Sea Strider (Su)

Three times per day as a standard action, an old or older sea dragon can move from one body of water to another as if using the teleport spell (self only).

Tidal Wave (Su)

Once per day, a great wyrm sea dragon can create a tidal wave. This ability is the same as the bronze dragon’s ability of the same name.

Torrent Breath (Su)

Instead of a cone of super-heated steam, a very young or older sea dragon can breathe a line of pressurized water twice the length of the sea dragon’s cone breath weapon. This line deals bludgeoning damage.

Unfettered Swimmer (Su)

A juvenile sea dragon gains a 10-foot bonus to its swim speed. The sea dragon’s swim speed continues to increase by an additional 10 feet every two age categories. Furthermore, while swimming, the sea dragon is treated as if under the effects of the spell freedom of movement.

CR Age Category Special Abilities Caster Level
Wyrmling Immunity to electricity, water breathing
Very young Torrent breath
Young Change shape, create water 1st
Juvenile Frightful presence, hydraulic push, unfettered swimmer 3rd
Young adult DR 5/magic, spell resistance 5th
Adult Call lightning 7th
Mature adult DR 10/magic 9th
Old Control water, sea strider 11th
Very old DR 15/magic 13th
Ancient Water walk 15th
Wyrm DR 20/magic 17th
Great wyrm Tidal wave, vortex 19th


Environment any water
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Infused with the power of waves and storms, sea dragons or jiaolungs, as they are known in many lands are draconic protectors of oceans and their creatures. Possessing tempestuous natures, sea dragons wander widely, sometimes claiming thousands of miles of ocean and coastlines as their protectorates.

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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