Magma Dragon, Adult

Between this dragon’s jet-black scales run glowing rivulets of lava, and veins aglow with heat shine in the membranes of its wings.

Adult Magma Dragon CR 12

XP 19,200
CN Large dragon (extraplanar, fire)
Init +5; Senses dragon senses; Perception +22; Aura frightful presence (180 ft., DC 20)


AC 29, touch 10, flat-footed 28 (+1 Dex, +19 natural, -1 size)
hp 172 (15d12+75)
Fort +16, Ref +10, Will +15
DR 5/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 23
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold


Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +22 (2d6+12/19-20 plus 6 fire), 2 claws +22 (1d8+8/19-20), tail slap +17 (1d8+12), 2 wings +17 (1d6+4)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. cone, 12d6 fire, DC 22)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 15th; concentration +18)

At willburning hands (DC 14), scorching ray, wall of fire

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 7th; concentration +10)

3rd (5/day)dispel magic, fireball (DC 16)
2nd (7/day)dust of twilight, flaming sphere (DC 15), glitterdust (DC 15), pyrotechnics (DC 15)
1st (7/day)feather fall, flare burst (DC 14), grease (DC 14), shield, true strike
0 (at will)—bleed (DC 13), detect magic, detect poison, open/close, read magic, spark, touch of fatigue


Str 27, Dex 12, Con 21, Int 18, Wis 18, Cha 17
Base Atk +15; CMB +24; CMD 35 (39 vs. trip)
Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Critical (claws), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +16 (+20 jump), Climb +26, Escape Artist +16, Fly +13, Intimidate +21, Perception +22, Sense Motive +22, Sleight of Hand +16, Stealth +15, Swim +26
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Ignan
SQ superheated


Superheated (Su)

An adult magma dragon’s bite attack deals 6 points of fire damage in addition to its normal bite damage (additional damage equal to its age category.)


Environment any mountains or underground (Plane of Fire)
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Temperamental and prone to violent outbursts, magma dragons are regarded by most other dragons as dangerously insane—an assumption that, more often than not, proves correct. One can rarely predict a magma dragon’s state of mind until it either attacks or attempts to engage in conversation. For their part, magma dragons can justify all of their actions—they just rarely feel the need to do so.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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