Bronze Dragon, Ancient

Ancient Bronze Dragon CR 18
XP 153,600
LG Gargantuan dragon (water)
Init +3; Senses dragon senses; Perception +38
Aura electricity aura, frightful presence (300 ft., DC 29)


AC 37, touch 5, flat-footed 37; (–1 Dex, +32 natural, –4 size)
hp 324 (24d12+168)
Fort +21, Ref +13, Will +21
DR 15/magic; Immune electricity, paralysis, sleep; SR 29


Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), sw. 60 ft.
Melee bite +32 (4d6+18/19–20), 2 claws +32 (2d8+12/19–20), 2 wings +30 (2d6+6), tail slap +30 (2d8+18)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. w/bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (120-ft. line, DC 29, 20d6 electricity), crush, repulsion breath, tail sweep, vortex
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 24th)
Spells Known (CL 15th)
7th (5/day)—spell turning, statue
6th (7/day)—greater dispel magic, mass suggestion (DC 23), mislead
3rd (7/day)—dispel magic, heroism, slow (DC 20), suggestion
0 (at will)—detect magic, light, message, resistance, 2 more


Str 35, Dex 8, Con 25, Int 24, Wis 25, Cha 24
Base Atk +24; CMB +40; CMD 49 (53 vs. trip)
Knowledge (geography) +34, Knowledge(history) +34, Perception +38, Sense Motive +38, Spellcraft +34,
Stealth +14, Swim +47
Languages Aquan, Common, Draconic, Elven, Gnome, 3 more


Change Shape (Su)

A young or older bronze dragon can take any animal or humanoid form 3/day as if using polymorph.

Electricity Aura (Su)

An old or older bronze dragon has an aura of electricity. All creatures within 5 feet take 1d6 points of electricity damage at the start of the dragon’s turn. An ancient dragon’s aura is 10 feet. A great wyrm’s damage increases to 2d6. A bronze dragon can suppress this aura at will.

Repulsion Breath (Su)

Instead of a line of electricity, a bronze dragon can breathe a cone of repulsion gas. Targets must make a Will save or be compelled to do nothing but move away from the dragon for 1d6 rounds plus 1 round per age category. This is a mind-affecting compulsion effect.

Vortex (Ex)

Once per day, an ancient or older bronze dragon can create a vortex as a standard action, just like an elder water elemental. A bronze dragon can maintain this vortex for 1 round per age category.

Water Breathing (Ex)

A bronze dragon breathes water and can use its breath weapon, spells, and abilities underwater.

Wave Mastery (Su)

For up to 10 minutes per age category per day, a juvenile bronze dragon, along with creatures or vessels within 50 feet, can move at twice its normal speed in water.

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