Golden scales cover the body of this majestic dragon, and a regal crest of horns arches backward above wise and piercing eyes.
Gold Dragon, Young Adult CR 14
Speed 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +23 (2d8+13/19-20), 2 claws +23 (2d6+9/19-20), tail slap +21 (2d6+13), 2 wings +21 (1d8+4)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, 10d10 fire, DC 23), crush (2d18+13, DC 23), weakening breath
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 16th; concentration +20)
Spells Known (CL 5th; concentration +9)
1st (7/day)— divine favor, mage armor, shield, shield of faith
0 (at will)— detect magic, light, mage hand, mending, prestidigitation, stabilize
Str 29, Dex 10, Con 21, Int 18, Wis 19, Cha 18
Base Atk +16; CMB +27; CMD 37 (41 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Critical Focus, Improved Critical (bite, claw), Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Diplomacy +23, Fly +11, Heal +23, Knowledge (arcana, local, religion) +23, Perception +27, Sense Motive +27, Spellcraft +23, Swim +36; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Elven, Halfling
SQ change shape, detect gems, fast flight
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.
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