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Gold Dragon, Young

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

Young Gold Dragon CR 11

XP 12,800
LG Large dragon (fire)
Init +1; Senses dragon senses, Perception +22

DEFENSE

AC 23, touch 10, flat-footed 22; (+1 Dex, +13 natural, –1 size)
hp 126 (12d12+48)
Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +13
Immune fire, paralysis, sleep
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +18 (2d6+10), 2 claws +18 (1d8+7/19–20), 2 wings +16 (1d6+3), tail +16 (1d8+10)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. cone, DC 20, 6d10 fire), weakening breath
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +15)

At willdetect evil

Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +4)

1st (4/day)mage armor, shield
0 (at will)detect magic, light, mending, stabilize

STATISTICS

Str 25, Dex 12, Con 19, Int 16, Wis 17, Cha 16
Base Atk +12; CMB +20; CMD 31 (35 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Improved Critical (claw), Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Diplomacy +18, Fly +10, Heal +18, Knowledge (local, religion) +18, Perception +22, Sense Motive +22, Spellcraft +18, Swim +30
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, Halfling

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Change Shape (Su)

A very young or older gold dragon can assume any animal or humanoid form three times per 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.

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).

ECOLOGY

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.

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