Copper Dragon, Great Wyrm

Bright, shining copper scales run from the horn-crowned head to the ridged tail of this long-winged dragon.

Copper Dragon, Great Wyrm CR 20

XP 307,200
CG Gargantuan dragon (earth)
Init +3; Senses dragon senses; Perception +37; Aura frightful presence (360 ft., DC 30), slow (10 ft., DC 31, 1d4 rounds)


AC 42, touch 5, flat-footed 42 (-1 Dex, +37 natural, -4 size)
hp 391 (27d12+216)
Fort +23, Ref +16, Will +22
Defensive Abilities uncanny dodge; DR 20/magic; Immune acid, paralysis, sleep; SR 31


Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy); climb stone
Melee bite +36 (4d6+19/19–20), 2 claws +36 (2d8+13/19–20), tail slap +34 (2d8+19), 2 wings +34 (2d6+6)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (120-ft. line, DC 31, 24d6 acid), crush (4d6+19, DC 31), deadly joke (DC 26), mass laughter (DC 23), slow breath, tail sweep (2d6+19, DC 31)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 27th; concentration +34)

At willgrease (DC 18), hideous laughter (DC 19), move earth, stone shape, transmute mud to rock, transmute rock to mud, wall of stone

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 19th; concentration +26)

9th (4/day)clashing rocks* (DC 26), weird (DC 27)
8th (6/day)irresistible dance (DC 25), scintillating pattern (DC 26), temporal stasis (DC 25)
7th (7/day)mass hold person (DC 24), reverse gravity, teleport object (DC 24)
6th (7/day)antimagic field, mislead, programmed image (DC 24)
5th (7/day)mind fog (DC 22), polymorph, sending, teleport
4th (7/day)confusion (DC 21), rainbow pattern (DC 22), stone shape, stoneskin
3rd (8/day)dispel magic, haste, suggestion (DC 20), tongues
2nd (8/day)glitterdust (DC 19), invisibility, phantom trap, pyrotechnics, see invisibility
1st (8/day)expeditious retreat, magic aura, obscuring mist, shield, silent image (DC 19)
0 (at will)dancing lights, detect magic, ghost sound (DC 18), light, mage hand, message, open/close, prestidigitation, read magic

* This spell is from the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide.


Str 37, Dex 8, Con 27, Int 24, Wis 25, Cha 24
Base Atk +27; CMB +44 (+46 disarm, +48 trip); CMD 53 (55 vs. disarm, 59 vs. trip)
Feats Combat Expertise, Greater Trip, Improved Critical (bite, claw), Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Improved Trip, Improved Vital Strike, Lightning Reflexes, Multiattack, Power Attack, Quicken Spell, Spell Focus (Illusion), Vital Strike
Skills Bluff +37, Craft (traps) +47 (using improvised tools), Diplomacy +37, Disable Device +26, Fly +15, Knowledge (geography, history) +37, Perception +37 (+49 vs. traps), Perform (comedy) +34, Sense Motive +37, Spellcraft +37, Stealth +17, Use Magic Device +37
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Gnome, Halfling, Terran
SQ trap master


Climb Stone (Ex)

A copper dragon can climb on stone surfaces as though using the spider climb spell.

Deadly Joke (Sp)

Once per day, as a standard action, a great wyrm copper dragon can tell a joke that kills. This affects one target, and functions as power word kill. This is a language-dependent sonic effect.

Mass Laughter (Sp)

An ancient copper dragon can tell a fantastic joke once per day as a standard action. All creatures within 10 feet per age category must make a Will save or laugh for 1 round per age category, as if affected by hideous laughter. The save DC is Charisma-based. This is equal to a 6th-level spell.

Slow Aura (Su)

An old or older copper dragon is surrounded by an aura of slowness. All creatures within 5 feet of the dragon must make a Will save or be affected as per slow for 1 round. An ancient dragon’s aura extends to 10 feet. For great wyrm copper dragons, those opponents that fail their saves are slowed for 1d4 rounds. The DC of this save is equal to the dragon’s breath weapon. A copper dragon can suppress or activate this aura at will as a free action.

Slow Breath (Su)

Instead of a line of acid, a copper dragon can breathe a cone of slowing gas. Those in the cone must make a Fortitude save or be slowed (as per the spell slow) for 1d6 rounds plus 1 round per age category of the dragon.

Trap Master (Ex)

A juvenile or older copper dragon receives a +1 bonus per age category on Craft (traps) and Perception checks made to locate a trap. Upon becoming a mature adult, he can also use Disable Device to disarm magic traps as if he had the rogue’s Trapfinding class feature.


Environment warm hills
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

This whimsical dragon spends most of its time in combat trying to annoy and frustrate its enemies.

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