Gold Dragon, Adult

Golden scales cover the body of this majestic dragon, and a regal crest of horns arches backward above wise and piercing eyes.

Adult Gold Dragon CR 15

XP 51,200
LG Huge dragon (fire)
Init +0; Senses dragon senses; Perception +30; Aura frightful presence (180 ft., DC 24)


AC 30, touch 8, flat-footed 30 (+22 natural, –2 size)
hp 225 (18d12+108)
Fort +17, Ref +11, Will +18
DR 5/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 26
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold


Speed 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +26 (2d8+15/19–20), 2 claws +26 (2d6+10/19–20), 2 wings +24 (1d8+5), tail +24 (2d6+15)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, DC 25, 12d10 fire), crush (small, DC 25, 2d8+15), weakening breath
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 18th; concentration +23)

At willbless, daylight, detect evil

Spells Known (CL 7th; concentration +12)

3rd (5/day)dispel magic, prayer
2nd (7/day)aid, cure moderate wounds (DC 17) , resist energy
1st (7/day)alarm, divine favor, mage armor, shield, shield of faith
0 (at will)detect magic, light, mending, stabilize, 3 more


Str 31, Dex 10, Con 23, Int 20, Wis 21, Cha 20
Base Atk +18; CMB +30; CMD 40 (44 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Critical Focus, Extend Spell, Improved Critical (bite, claw), Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Diplomacy +26, Fly +13, Heal +26, Knowledge (arcana, local, nobility, religion) +26,Perception +30, Sense Motive +30, Spellcraft +26, Swim +39
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, 3 more


Change Shape (Su)

A very young or older gold dragon can assume any animal or humanoid form 3/day as if using polymorph.

Detect Gems (Sp)

A young or older gold dragon can detect gems three times per day. This functions as locate object, but can only be used to locate gemstones.

Fast Flight (Ex)

A young or older gold dragon is treated as one size category larger when determining his fly speed.

Luck (Sp)

Once per day an adult or older gold dragon can touch a gem, usually one embedded in the dragon’s hide, and enspell it to bring good luck. As long as the dragon carries the gem, it and every good creature within a given radius of it (10 ft. per age category) receives a +1 luck bonus on all saving throws. If the dragon gives an enspelled gem to another creature, only that bearer gets the bonus. The effect lasts 1d3 hours plus 3 hours per age category of the dragon. This ability is the equivalent of a 2nd-level spell.

Weakening Breath (Su)

Instead of a cone of fire, a gold dragon can breathe a cone of weakening gas. Creatures within the cone must succeed on a Fortitude save or take 1 point of Strength damage per age category (Will save half).


Environment warm plains
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Gold dragons are the epitome of virtue. Other metallic dragons revere their gold cousins as the agents of divine forces and the paragons of dragonkind, and often seek them for advice or aid.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder RPG Bestiary. Copyright 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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