(Imperial) Sky

Although wingless, this dragon twists gracefully though the sky, its scales reflecting the shifting hues of the heavens.

Sky Dragon

LG dragon (air)


CR 5; Size Small; Hit Dice 6d12
Speed 40 ft.
Natural Armor +6; Breath Weapon cone, 2d8 electricity
Str 13, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 14


Borne Aloft (Su)

Old or younger sky dragons fly with good maneuverability while all older sky dragons have perfect.

Celestial Emissary (Su)

Three times per day, a great wyrm sky dragon can imbue others with the celestial aspect of the oracle spell divine vessel, but it can only be cast on another willing creature of good alignment.

Change Shape (Su)

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

Cloud Sight (Su)

A very young or older sky dragon’s sight is not impeded by clouds or fog, or by spells that create areas of fog.

Grounding Breath (Su)

Any flying creature damaged by the breath weapon of an ancient or older sky dragon must make a Fortitude save with the same DC as the sky dragon’s breath weapon or lose the ability to fly for 1d4 rounds.

Primal Lightning (Su)

An old or older sky dragon’s breath weapon can affect creatures normally immune or resistant to electricity damage. A creature immune to electricity damage still takes half damage from the breath weapon (no damage with a successful saving throw). Resistant creatures’ electricity resistance is treated as 10 less than normal.

CR Age Category Special Abilities Caster Level
5 Wyrmling Borne aloft, immunity to electricity
7 Very Young Cloud sight
9 Young Change shape, detect evil 1st
10 Juvenile Feather fall, frightful presence 3rd
12 Young Adult DR 5/magic, spell resistance 5th
13 Adult Gust of wind 7th
14 Mature Adult DR 10/magic 9th
16 Old Call lightning storm, primal lightning 11th
17 Very Old DR 15/magic 13th
18 Ancient Control winds, grounding breath 15th
19 Wyrm DR 20/magic 17th
21 Great Wyrm Celestial emissary, stormbolts 19th


Environment temperate or warm mountains
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Benevolent and noble, sky dragons, or tienlungs, are fearsome champions of good and protectors of those in need. They are often sought out for their wise council, which they grant only to the deserving and true.

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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