(Imperial) Sovereign

This magnificent dragon is covered in splendid gold scales, and horns jut from its head like a crown.

Sovereign Dragon

N Dragon


CR 7; Size Small; Hit Dice 8d12
Speed 50 ft.
Natural Armor +7; Breath Weapon cone, 2d6 sonic
Str 17, Dex 14, Con 15, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 14


Change Shape (Su)

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

Dogmatic Discordance (Su)

Good or evil creatures take a -2 penalty when making saving throws against a sovereign dragon’s spells, spell-like abilities, breath weapon, and aura.

Golden Armor (Su)

Once per day as a standard action, an old or older sovereign dragon can cover its form in golden armor, granting it a +4 armor bonus to AC and energy resistance 15 to one energy type, chosen at the time the armor is summoned. This armor lasts for a number of rounds equal to the dragon’s age category. The sovereign dragon can dismiss the armor as a free action.

Master Counterspelling (Su)

A great wyrm sovereign dragon can counterspell once per round as an immediate action. It need not know the spell it is countering, but can instead expend any spell that is one level higher to automatically counter the spell.

Violent Retort (Ex)

When a young or older sovereign dragon takes damage from a melee attack critical hit, it can, as an immediate action, make a claw or tail slap attack against the creature that made the critical hit.


Environment any mountains
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Guardians of balance, sovereign dragons, or lungwangs as they are also known, were placed in the skies by the gods themselves to safeguard harmony in the world.

CR Age Category Special Abilities Caster Level
Wyrmling Dogmatic discordance
Very Young Detect evil/good
11 Young Change shape, violent retort 1st
Juvenile Calm emotions, frightful presence 3rd
Young Adult DR 5/magic, spell resistance 5th
15 Adult Tongues 7th
Mature Adult DR 10/magic 9th
Old Golden armor, sympathetic vibration 11th
Very Old DR 15/magic 13th
20 Ancient Prismatic spray 15th
Wyrm DR 20/magic 17th
Great Wyrm Master counterspelling,
moment of prescience
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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