Copper Dragon, Very Old

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

Copper Dragon, Very Old CR 16

XP 76,800
CG Huge dragon (earth)
Init +4; Senses dragon senses; Perception +29; Aura frightful presence (270 ft., DC 25), slow (5 ft., DC 26, 1 round)


AC 36, touch 8, flat-footed 36 (+28 natural, -2 size)
hp 262 (21d12+126)
Fort +18, Ref +12, Will +17
Defensive Abilities uncanny dodge; DR 15/magic; Immune acid, paralysis, sleep; SR 27


Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor); climb stone
Melee bite +29 (2d8+15/19–20), 2 claws +29 (2d6+10/19–20), tail slap +24 (2d6+15), 2 wings +24 (1d8+5)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (100-ft. line, DC 26, 18d6 acid), crush (2d8+15, DC 26), slow breath
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 21st; concentration +26)

At willgrease (DC 16), hideous laughter (DC 17), stone shape, transmute mud to rock, transmute rock to mud

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 13th; concentration +18)

6th (4/day)antimagic field, programmed image (DC 22)
5th (7/day)mind fog (DC 20), polymorph, teleport
4th (7/day)confusion (DC 19), rainbow pattern (DC 20), stone shape, stoneskin
3rd (7/day)dispel magic, haste, major image (DC 19), tongues
2nd (7/day)glitterdust (DC 17), invisibility, phantom trap, pyrotechnics, see invisibility
1st (8/day)alarm, identify, magic missile, shield, silent image (DC 17)
0 (at will)dancing lights, detect magic, ghost sound (DC 16), light, mage hand, message, open/close, prestidigitation, read magic


Str 31, Dex 10, Con 23, Int 20, Wis 21, Cha 20
Base Atk +21; CMB +33 (+37 trip); CMD 43 (49 vs. trip)
Feats Combat Expertise, Greater Trip, Improved Critical (bite, claw), Improved Initiative, Improved Trip, Improved Vital Strike, Power Attack, Quicken Spell, Spell Focus (Illusion), Vital Strike
Skills Bluff +29, Craft (traps) +36 (using improvised tools), Diplomacy +29, Fly +16, Knowledge (history) +29, Perception +29 (+38 vs. traps), Perform (comedy) +26, Sense Motive +29, Stealth +16, Use Magic Device +29
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Halfling
SQ trap master


Climb Stone (Ex)

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