Sovereign Dragon, Young Adult

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

Young Adult Sovereign Dragon CR 14

XP 38,400
N Huge dragon
Init +4; Senses dragon senses; Perception +19; Aura frightful presence (150 ft., DC 22)


AC 27, touch 8, flat-footed 27 (+19 natural, -2 size)
hp 184 (16d12+80)
Fort +15, Ref +12, Will +16
DR 5/magic; Immune paralysis, sleep; SR 25


Speed 50 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +24 (2d8+13/19-20), 2 claws +23 (2d6+9), gore +23 (2d6+13), tail slap +21 (2d6+13)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite and gore)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50 ft. cone, 10d6 sonic, DC 23), crush (DC 23, 2d8+13), violent retort
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 16th; concentration +20)

At willcalm emotions (DC 16), detect evil/good

Spells Known (CL 5th; concentration +9)

2nd (5/day)detect thoughts (DC 16), hideous laughter (DC 16)
1st (7/day)charm person (DC 15), color spray (DC 15), endure elements, true strike
0 (at will)daze (DC 14), detect magic, ghost sound, message, read magic, resistance


Str 29, Dex 10, Con 21, Int 18, Wis 19, Cha 18
Base Atk +16; CMB +27; CMD 37 (41 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Multiattack, Persuasive, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Appraise +23, Bluff +23, Diplomacy +27, Fly -8, Intimidate +27, Knowledge (arcana, history, nobility) +23, Perception +23, Sense Motive +23, Spellcraft +23
Languages 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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