Sovereign Dragon, Mature Adult

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

Mature Adult Sovereign Dragon CR 16

XP 76,800
N Huge dragon
Init +4; Senses dragon senses; Perception +28; Aura frightful presence (210 ft., DC 25)


AC 33, touch 8, flat-footed 33 (+25 natural, -2 size)
hp 250 (20d12+120)
Fort +18, Ref +14, Will +19
DR 10/magic; Immune paralysis, sleep; SR 27


Speed 50 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +30 (2d8+16/19-20), 2 claws +30 (2d6+11), gore +29 (2d6+16), tail slap +27 (2d6+16)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite and gore)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50 ft. cone, 14d6 sonic, DC 26), crush (DC 26, 2d8+16), violent retort
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +25)

At willcalm emotions (DC 17), detect evil/good, tongues

Spells Known (CL 9th; concentration +14)

4th (5/day)lesser geas (DC 19), rainbow pattern (DC 19)
3rd (7/day)hold person (DC 18), lightning bolt (DC 18), suggestion (DC 18)
2nd (7/day)detect thoughts (DC 17), fog cloud, hideous laughter (DC 17), scorching ray
1st (8/day)charm person (DC 16), chill touch (DC 16), color spray (DC 16), endure elements, true strike
0 (at will)daze (DC 15), detect magic, flare (DC 15), ghost sound, mending, message, read magic, resistance


Str 33, Dex 10, Con 23, Int 20, Wis 21, Cha 20
Base Atk +20; CMB +33; CMD 43 (47 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Multiattack, Persuasive, Weapon Focus (bite, claw)
Skills Appraise +28, Bluff +28, Diplomacy +32, Fly -8, Heal +28, Intimidate +32, Knowledge (arcana, history, nobility) +28, Perception +28, Sense Motive +28, Spellcraft +28
Languages Abyssal, Auran, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal
SQ change shape, dogmatic discordance


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.

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.

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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