Cloud Dragon, Great Wyrm (3pp)

This dragon has a fringed and frilled head and wings that sweep back from its shoulders to its tail. Large, piercing rose colored eyes dominate its somewhat triangular head. Its tail trails off becoming misty and translucent near the tip.

Great wyrm cloud dragon
CR 19

XP 204,800
N Colossal dragon (air)
Init +3; Senses cloud vision, dragon senses; Perception +40; Aura frightful presence (360 ft., DC 30)


AC 38, touch 1, flat-footed 38 (-1 Dex, +37 natural, –8 size)
hp 377 (26d12+208)
Fort +23; Ref +14; Will +22
DR 20/magic; Immune electricity, paralysis, sleep, winds; SR 30


Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +32 (4d8+21 plus 6d6 cold), 2 claws +32 (4d6+14), 2 wings +30 (2d8+7), tail slap +30 (4d6+21)
Space 30 ft.; Reach 20 ft. (30 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (70 ft. cone, DC 31, 24d6 cold plus bull rush [Large or smaller]), cold bite 6d6, crush, tail sweep
Spell-like Abilities (CL 26nd):

At-willcall lightning (DC 20), control weather (DC 24), control winds (DC 22), create water, obscuring mist, stinking cloud (DC 19)
3/day – whirlwind (DC 25)

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 17th)

8th (4/day)incendiary cloud (DC 25), maze
7th (7/day)prismatic spray (DC 24), reverse gravity, scouring winds
6th (7/day)acid fog, chain lightning (DC 23), enemy hammer (DC 23)
5th (7/day)cloudkill (DC 22), cone of cold (DC 22), icy prison (DC 22), teleport
4th (7/day)air walk, dimension door, ice storm, lesser globe of invulnerability
3rd (8/day)dispel magic, lightning bolt (DC 20), sleet storm, wind wall
2nd (8/day)blur, cat’s grace, invisibility, levitate, whispering wind
1st (8/day)chill touch, feather fall, hypnotism (DC 18), shocking grasp, unseen servant
0 (at will)acid splash, detect magic, daze (DC 17), mage hand, message, open/close, ray of frost, read magic, resistance


Str 39, Dex 8, Con 27, Int 24, Wis 25, Cha 24
Base Atk +26; CMB +48; CMD 57 (63 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Cleave, Flyby Attack, Great Cleave, Hover, Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Multiattack, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Fly), Snatch, Vital Strike, Wingover
Skills Bluff +36, Diplomacy +36, Fly +18, Intimidate +36, Knowledge (arcana) +36, Knowledge (geography) +36, Knowledge (history) +36, Knowledge (nature) +36, Knowledge (planes) +36, Perception +40, Sense Motive +40, Spellcraft +36, Use Magic Device +36
Languages Auran, Aquan, Common, Draconic, Giant, Sylvan plus 2 others
SQ cloud form


Breath Weapon (Su)

A cloud dragon’s breath weapon is a powerful cone of icy cold air. When a cloud dragon uses its breath weapon, make a single bull rush attack using the dragon’s CMB against the CMD of any creature that failed its Reflex save and is three or more size categories smaller than the dragon. This bull rush does not provoke attacks of opportunity, and the dragon cannot choose to move with any opponent pushed back. In addition to being pushed back, affected creatures are knocked prone and take 1d4 points of nonlethal damage per 10 feet they are pushed back. Flying creatures are buffeted and pushed back twice the distance and sustain 1d6 points of nonlethal damage per 10 feet they are pushed back.

Cold Bite (Su)

At old age, a cloud dragon’s bite deals an additional 2d6 points of cold damage. An ancient dragon’s damage increases to 4d6, and a great wrym’s to 6d6.

Cloud Form (Su)

As a standard action, a juvenile or older cloud dragon can assume gaseous form at will, but it can remain gaseous indefinitely and has a fly speed of 20 feet with perfect maneuverability.

Cloud Vision (Ex)

A very young cloud dragon can see perfectly in foggy conditions (such as those created by fog cloud or obscuring mist).

Immunity to Winds (Su)

A cloud dragon is immune to the effects of wind. It ignores the penalties applied to the Fly skill incurred by wind speed, and is immune to the negative effects of any spell or effect that manipulates wind, such as gust of wind and whirlwind.

Whirlwind (Sp)

A great wyrm cloud dragon can use this ability three times per day. It works as a whirlwind spell. This ability is the equivalent of an 8th-level spell.



Environment temperate and warm mountains
Organization solitary or clan (2–5)
Treasure triple standard

Cloud dragons are the most reclusive of all dragons, rarely leaving the safety and sanctity of their cloudy lairs. They have a great dislike for non-flying creatures and creatures that must use non-natural means to fly (such as through magical items or spells). A cloud dragon wyrmling’s scales are silvery-blue with a slight hint of red at the tip of each scale. As the dragon ages, its color slowly changes to a bright sunset orange. The oldest cloud dragons resemble gold dragons, save for the large bony plates on their heads and backs.

Cloud dragons are not highly aggressive, but dislike interlopers and attack them on sight. They open combat using their breath weapon, followed by their spell-like abilities. A cloud dragon rarely lands, preferring to fight from the air.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Cloud Dragon from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.

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