Dragon, Mist

This great dragon has a ridge of swept-back horns encircling its head with two larger and longer horns just above its eyes dominating the others. A ridge of similar smaller horns runs the length of its back from its shoulders to its tail. Its body is long, snake-like, and semi-material. It possesses no visible wings. Its scaled body is grayish-white.

Mist Dragon (Draco Nebulus Terra)

N dragon (air, fire, water)


CR 3; Size Small; Hit Dice 6d12
Speed 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average), swim 20 ft.
Natural Armor +5; Breath Weapon cone, 1d6 fire plus blindness
Str 13, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 14


Boiling Bite (Su)

At old age, a mist dragon’s bite deals an additional 2d6 points of fire damage. An ancient dragon’s damage increases to 4d6, and a great wrym’s to 6d6.

Breath Weapon (Su)

A mist dragon’s breath weapon is a cone of cloudy scalding vapor. In still air, the vapor lingers for 1d4 rounds and forms a cloud that covers a radius equal to the cone’s length; on the second round, the vapor condenses into a heated smothering fog that deals 1d6 points of fire damage to creatures each round they remain in the area (Fortitude save halves this damage). The fog also blinds creatures (as the blindness spell) that fail the save as long as they remain within in the cloud and for 2 rounds after they leave the area.

Mist Form (Su)

As a standard action, a juvenile or older mist dragon can assume gaseous form, but it can remain gaseous indefinitely and has a fly speed of 20 feet with perfect maneuverability. A great wyrm mist dragon’s abilities while in mist form improve drastically. As a standard action a great wyrm mist dragon in mist form can make a single melee attack of its choice at its highest attack bonus. This attack deals normal damage. As a full-round action, a great wyrm mist dragon in mist form can attack with its breath weapon.

Mist Vision (Ex)

A very young mist dragon can see perfectly in foggy conditions (such as those created by fog cloud or obscuring mist).

Spell-like Abilities

A mist dragon gains the following spell-like abilities, usable at will upon reaching the listed age category.

Youngcreate water
Juvenilefog cloud
Adultwind wall
Oldsolid fog
Ancientcontrol winds
Great Wyrmcontrol water

Water Breathing (Ex)

A very young or older mist dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.

CR Age Category Special Abilities Caster Level
3 Wyrmling fire subtype
5 Very Young Water breathing, mist vision
7 Young create water
8 Juvenile Mist form, fog cloud 1st
10 Young Adult DR 5/magic, spell resistance 3rd
Adult Frightful presence, wind wall 5th
12 Mature Adult DR 10/magic 7th
Old solid fog, boiling bite 9th
15 Very Old DR 15/magic 11th
16 Ancient control winds 14th
17 Wyrm DR 20/magic 15th
19 Great Wyrm control water, greater mist form 17th
*A mist dragon can also cast cleric spells and those from the Air, Knowledge, and Water domains as arcane spells.


Environment temperate and warm forests and aquatic
Organization solitary or clan (2–5)
Treasure triple standard

Mist dragons are relatively passive (for dragons) and reclusive, preferring to spend their time away from most other races (including other mist dragons). Mist dragons make their lairs near large sources of water such as waterfalls, lakes, and seashores. A mist dragon resembles a gold dragon in shape and size. Its scales are shiny-blue white as a hatchling and gradually darken to a blue-gray color with metallic silver splotches.

Mist dragons usually spend their days moving from place to place in mist form. If threatened or angered, a mist dragon assumes solid form and attacks using its breath weapon, claws, and bite.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Mist Dragon from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.

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