White Dragon, Old

This dragon’s scales are a frosty white. Its head is crowned with slender horns, with a thin membrane stretched between them.

Old White Dragon CR 13

XP 25,600
CE Huge dragon (cold)
Init +4; Senses dragon senses, snow vision; Perception +27; Aura cold (10 ft., 1d6 cold damage), frightful presence (240 ft., DC 20)


AC 31, touch 8, flat-footed 31 (+23 natural, -2 size)
hp 212 (17d12+102)
Fort +16, Ref +12, Will +13
DR 10/magic; Immune cold, paralysis, sleep; SR 24
Weaknesses Vulnerability to fire


Speed 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +25 (2d8+13/19-20), 2 claws +24 (2d6+9), 2 wings +19 (1d8+4), tail slap +19 (2d6+13)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, DC 24, 16d4 cold), crush (Small Creatures, DC 24, 2d8+13), freezing fog (3/day, DC 18)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th; concentration +19)

Spells Known (CL 5th; concentration +7)


Str 29, Dex 10, Con 23, Int 14, Wis 17, Cha 14
Base Atk +17; CMB +28; CMD 38 (42 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Flyby Attack, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Fly +12, Intimidate +22, Knowledge (arcana) +22, Perception +27, Sense Motive +27, Spellcraft +22, Stealth +12, Swim +37; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Common, Draconic, Giant
SQ icewalking, ice shape


Freezing Fog (Sp)

An old white dragon can use this ability three times per day. It is similar to an acid fog spell but deals cold damage instead of acid damage. It also causes a rime of slippery ice to form on any surface the fog touches, creating the effect of a grease spell. The dragon is immune to the grease effect because of its icewalking ability. This ability is the equivalent of a 6th-level spell.

Ice Shape (Su)

A young white dragon can shape ice and snow at will. This ability functions as stone shape, but only targeting ice and snow, not stone. A white dragon’s caster level for this effect is equal to its Hit Dice.

Icewalking (Ex)

This ability works like the spider climb spell, but the surfaces the dragon climbs must be icy. The dragon can move across icy surfaces without penalty and does not need to make Acrobatics checks to run or charge on ice.

Snow Vision (Ex)

A very young white dragon learns to see perfectly well in snowy conditions. A white dragon does not suffer any penalties to Perception checks while in snow.


Environment cold mountains
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Although most consider it to be the weakest and most feral of the chromatic dragons, the white dragon makes up for its lack of cunning with sheer ferocity. White dragons dwell on remote, frozen mountaintops and in arctic lowlands, making their home in glittering caves full of ice and snow. They prefer their meals completely frozen.

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