Golden scales cover the body of this majestic dragon, and a regal crest of horns arches backward above wise and piercing eyes.
Gold Dragon, Mature Adult CR 16
Speed 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +29 (2d8+16/19-20), 2 claws +29 (2d6+11/19-20), tail slap +27 (2d6+16), 2 wings +27 (1d8+5)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, 14d10 fire, DC 26), crush (2d8+16, DC 26), weakening breath
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +25)
Spells Known (CL 9th; concentration +14)
3rd (7/day)— dispel magic, invisibility purge, prayer
2nd (7/day)— aid, cure moderate wounds, lesser restoration, resist energy
1st (8/day)— alarm, divine favor, mage armor, shield, shield of faith
0 (at will)— detect magic, light, mage hand , mending, open/close, prestidigitation, read magic, stabilize
Str 33, Dex 10, Con 23, Int 20, Wis 21, Cha 20
Base Atk +20; CMB +33; CMD 43 (47 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Critical Focus, Extend Spell, Improved Critical (bite, claw), Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Stunning Critical, Vital Strike
Skills Diplomacy +28, Fly +15, Heal +28, Knowledge (arcana, local, nobility, religion) +28, Perception +32, Sense Motive +32, Spellcraft +28, Swim +42; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Elven, Halfling, 1 more
SQ change shape, detect gems, fast flight, luck
A very young or older gold dragon can assume any animal or humanoid form three times per day as if using polymorph.
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.
A young or older gold dragon is treated as one size category larger when determining his fly speed.
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.
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