Magma Dragon, Ancient

Ancient Magma Dragon CR 17

XP 102,400
CN Huge dragon (extraplanar, fire)
Init +4; Senses dragon senses; Perception +32; Aura frightful presence (300 ft., DC 26)


AC 39, touch 8, flat-footed 39 (+31 natural, -2 size)
hp 310 (23d12+161)
Fort +22, Ref +13, Will +21
DR 15/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 28
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold


Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +33 (2d8+18/19-20 plus 10 fire), 2 claws +33 (2d6+12/19-20), tail slap +31 (2d6+18), 2 wings +31 (1d8+6)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, DC 28, 20d6 fire plus special), crush (DC 28, 2d8+18), magma breath
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 23rd; concentration +28)

Constantfire shield (warm)
At willburning hands (DC 16), scorching ray, wall of fire
3/daydelayed blast fireball (DC 22)

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 15th; concentration +20)

7th (4/day)greater polymorph, prismatic spray (DC 22)
6th (6/day)chain lightning (DC 21), contagious flame (DC 21), eyebite (DC 21)
5th (7/day)hungry pit (DC 20), polymorph, teleport, wall of force
4th (7/day)acid pit (DC 19), confusion (DC 19), dimensional anchor, fire shield
3rd (7/day)displacement, dispel magic, fireball (DC 18), wind wall
2nd (7/day)darkness, dust of twilight, flaming sphere (DC 17), glitterdust (DC 17), pyrotechnics (DC 17)
1st (8/day)feather fall, flare burst (DC 16), grease (DC 16), shield, true strike
0th (at will)—bleed (DC 15), detect magic, detect poison, ghost sound, light, open/close, read magic, spark, touch of fatigue


Str 35, Dex 10, Con 25, Int 22, Wis 22, Cha 21
Base Atk +23; CMB +37; CMD 47 (51 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Great Fortitude, Greater Vital Strike, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Critical (claws), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +23 (+27 jump), Climb +38, Escape Artist +23, Fly +18, Intimidate +31, Knowledge (planes) +32, Perception +32, Sense Motive +32, Sleight of Hand +23, Stealth +18, Survival +32, Swim +38
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Halfling, Ignan
SQ superheated


Superheated (Su)

At young age and older, a magma dragon’s bite attack deals additional fire damage equal to its age category.

Magma Breath (Su)

Three times per day, an ancient or older magma dragon can breathe a cone of lava instead of fire. The damage is unchanged, but the magma clings to those it damages, dealing half damage each round thereafter for 1d3 rounds. After this magma cools, it crumbles to dust.


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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