Red Dragon, Mature Adult

A crown of cruel horns surrounds the head of this mighty dragon. Thick scales the color of molten rock cover its long body.

Mature Adult Red Dragon CR 15

XP 51,200
CE Huge dragon (fire)
Init +4; Senses dragon senses, smoke vision; Perception +25; Aura fire aura (5-ft., 1d6 fire), frightful presence (210-ft., DC 22)


AC 32, touch 8, flat-footed 32 (+24 natural, -2 size)
hp 237 (19d12+114)
Fort +17, Ref +11, Will +16
DR 10/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 26
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold


Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +28 (2d8+16/19-20), 2 claws +28 (2d6+11), 2 wings +26 (1d8+5), tail slap +26 (2d6+16)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, 14d10 fire damage, Reflex DC 25 half, usable every 1d4 rounds), crush (Small creatures, DC 25, 2d8+16)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 19th; concentration +22)

At willdetect magic, pyrotechnics (DC 15), suggestion (DC 16)

Spells Known (CL 9th; concentration +12)

4th (4/day)greater invisibility, stoneskin
3rd (7/day)dispel magic, displacement, haste
2nd (7/day)alter self, misdirection, resist energy, see invisibility
1st (7/day)alarm, grease (DC 14), magic missile, shield, true strike
0th (at will)arcane mark, bleed, light, magehand, mending, message, prestidigitation, read magic


Str 33, Dex 10, Con 23, Int 16, Wis 17, Cha 16
Base Atk +19; CMB +32; CMD 42 (46 vs. trip)
Feats Cleave, Greater Vital Strike, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Improved Iron Will, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Appraise +25, Bluff +25, Fly +14, Intimidate +25, Knowledge (arcana) +25, Perception +25, Sense Motive +25, Spellcraft +25, Stealth +14
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Orc


Fire Aura (Su)

An adult (or older) red dragon is surrounded by an aura of intense heat. All creatures within 5 feet take 1d6 points of fire damage at the beginning of the dragon’s turn.

Smoke Vision (Ex)

A very young (or older) red dragon can see perfectly in smoky conditions (such as those created by pyrotechnics).


Environment warm mountains
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Few creatures are more cruel and fearsome than the mighty red dragon. King of the chromatics, this terrible beast brings ruin and death to the lands that fall under its shadow.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder RPG Bestiary. Copyright 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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