Sovereign Dragon, Old

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

Old Sovereign Dragon CR 18

XP 153,600
N Gargantuan dragon
Init +3; Senses dragon senses; Perception +31; Aura frightful presence (240 ft., DC 27)


AC 33, touch 5, flat-footed 33 (-1 Dex, +28 natural, -4 size)
hp 297 (22d12+154)
Fort +20, Ref +14, Will +21
DR 10/magic; Immune paralysis, sleep; SR 29


Speed 50 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +31 (4d6+18/19-20), 2 claws +31 (2d8+12/19-20), gore +30 (2d8+18), tail slap +28 (2d8+18)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite and gore)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60 ft. cone, 16d6 sonic, DC 28), crush (DC 28, 4d6+18), tail sweep (DC 28, 2d6+18), violent retort
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 22th; concentration +28)

At willcalm emotions (DC 18), detect evil/good, sympathetic vibration, tongues

Spells Known (CL 11th; concentration +17)

5th (5/day)break enchantment, dominate person (DC 21)
4th (7/day)lesser geas (DC 20), locate creature, rainbow pattern (DC 20)
3rd (7/day)gaseous form, hold person (DC 19), lightning bolt (DC 19), suggestion (DC 19)
2nd (8/day)detect thoughts (DC 18), fog cloud, hideous laughter (DC 18), scorching ray, touch of idiocy
1st (8/day)charm person (DC 17), chill touch (DC 17), color spray (DC 17), endure elements, true strike
0 (at will)daze (DC 16), detect magic, flare (DC 16), ghost sound, mage hand, mending, message, read magic, resistance


Str 35, Dex 8, Con 25, Int 22, Wis 23, Cha 22
Base Atk +22; CMB +38; CMD 47 (51 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite, claw), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Multiattack, Persuasive, Weapon Focus (bite, claw)
Skills Appraise +31, Bluff +31, Diplomacy +35, Fly -15, Heal +31, Intimidate +35, Knowledge (arcana, history, nobility, planes) +31, Perception +31, Sense Motive +31, Spellcraft +31
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.

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.

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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