Sky Dragon, Very Old

Although wingless, this dragon twists gracefully though the sky, its scales reflecting the shifting hues of the heavens.

Very Old Sky Dragon CR 17

XP 102,400
LG Gargantuan dragon (air)
Init +3; Senses cloud sight, dragon senses; Perception +37; Aura frightful presence (270 ft., DC 27)


AC 35, touch 5, flat-footed 35 (Dex -1, natural +30, size -4)
hp 297 (22d12+154)
Fort +19, Ref +14, Will +21
DR 15/magic; Immune electricity, paralysis, sleep; SR 28


Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (perfect)
Melee bite +30 (4d6+16/19-20), 2 claws +29 (2d8+11), gore +29 (2d8+16), tail slap +27 (2d8+16)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite and gore)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60 ft. cone, 18d8 electricity, DC 27), crush (DC 27, 4d6+16), primal lightning, tail sweep (DC 27, 2d6+16)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 22th; concentration +28)

At willcall lightning storm (DC 21), detect evil, feather fall, gust of wind (DC 18)

Spells Known (CL 13th; concentration +19)

6th (5/day)acid fog, legend lore
5th (7/day)break enchantment, cloudkill (DC 21), teleport
4th (7/day)dimension door, greater invisibility, ice storm, rainbow pattern (DC 20)
3rd (7/day)blink, lightning bolt (DC 19), sleet storm (DC 19), wind wall
2nd (8/day)daze monster (DC 18), fog cloud, glitterdust (DC 18), invisibility, resist energy
1st (8/day)endure elements, expeditious retreat, magic missile, obscuring mist, shocking grasp
0 (at will)detect magic, disrupt undead, mage hand, mending, message, ray of frost, read magic


Str 33, Dex 8, Con 23, Int 22, Wis 23, Cha 22
Base Atk +22; CMB +37; CMD 46 (50 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Lunge, Multiattack, Skill Focus (Perception), Toughness, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +21, Diplomacy +31, Fly +26, Heal +31, Knowledge (arcana, geography, planes, religion) +31, Perception +37, Perform (sing) +28, Sense Motive +31, Spellcraft +31
Languages Auran, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Elven, Infernal, Sylvan
SQ borne aloft, change shape


Borne Aloft (Su)

Old or younger sky dragons fly with good maneuverability while all older sky dragons have perfect.

Change Shape (Su)

A young or older sky dragon can assume any humanoid form three times per day as if using polymorph.

Cloud Sight (Su)

A very young or older sky dragon’s sight is not impeded by clouds or fog, or by spells that create areas of fog.

Primal Lightning (Su)

An old or older sky dragon’s breath weapon can affect creatures normally immune or resistant to electricity damage. A creature immune to electricity damage still takes half damage from the breath weapon (no damage with a successful saving throw). Resistant creatures’ electricity resistance is treated as 10 less than normal.

Built by:

gordon the whale


Environment temperate or warm mountains
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Benevolent and noble, sky dragons, or tienlungs, are fearsome champions of good and protectors of those in need. They are often sought out for their wise council, which they grant only to the deserving and true.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
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