Brine Dragon, Very Old

A blue-green neck frill sweeps back from the head of this dragon, leading to a body of shiny scales and fin-like crests.

Brine Dragon, Very Old CR 15

XP 51,200
LN Huge dragon (water)
Init +3; Senses dragon senses; Perception +27; Aura frightful presence (270 ft., DC 24)


AC 34, touch 7, flat-footed 34 (-1 Dex, +27 natural, -2 size)
hp 230 (20d12+100)
Fort +17, Ref +13, Will +16
DR 15/magic; Immune acid, paralysis, sleep; SR 26


Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +31 (2d8+19), 2 claws +31 (2d6+13), tail slap +26 (2d6+19), 2 wings +26 (1d8+6)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (100-ft. line, 18d6 acid, DC 25), capsize, crush (2d8+19, DC 25)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +24)

At willcontrol water, obscuring mist, speak with animals (fish only), water breathing

Spells Known (CL 13th; concentration +17)

6th (4/day)true seeing, transformation
5th (6/day)dismissal, teleport, wall of force
4th (7/day)ball lightning* (DC 18), ice storm, greater invisibility, solid fog
3rd (7/day)aqueous orb* (DC 17), deep slumber (DC 17), dispel magic, sleet storm (DC 17)
2nd (7/day)alter self, detect thoughts, invisibility, make whole, slipstream*
1st (7/day)color spray (DC 15), feather fall, flare burst* (DC 15), ray of enfeeblement, touch of the sea*
0 (at will)arcane mark, detect magic, detect poison, mage hand, message, open/close, prestidigitation, read magic, resistance

* – denotes spell from Advanced Player’s Guide.


Str 36, Dex 9, Con 21, Int 21, Wis 18, Cha 19
Base Atk +20; CMB +35 (+37 bull rush); CMD 44 (46 vs. bull rush; 48 vs. trip)
Feats Awesome Blow, Greater Vital Strike, Hover, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Swim), Vital Strike
Skills Bluff +27, Diplomacy +27, Fly +14, Heal +27, Knowledge (arcana, geography, nature) +28, Perception +27, Sense Motive +27, Survival +27, Swim +50; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Aquan, Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Halfling
SQ water breathing


Capsize (Ex)

An old or older brine dragon can attempt to capsize a boat or ship by ramming it as a charge attack and making a CMB check. The DC of this check is 25 or the result of the boat captain’s Profession (sailor) check, whichever is higher. For each size category larger the ship is than the brine dragon’s size, the dragon takes a cumulative –10 penalty on the check.


Environment any aquatic (Plane of Water)
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Although not inherently evil, brine dragons have little patience for kindness and philanthropy. As they age, they grow more and more opinionated and obsessed with power—by adult age, a brine dragon counts itself a failure if it doesn’t rule over a collection of “lesser beings” such as humans, merfolk, locathah, or even sahuagin.

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