Magma Dragon, Great Wyrm

Between this dragon’s jet-black scales run glowing rivulets of lava, and veins aglow with heat shine in the membranes of its wings.

Magma Dragon, Great Wyrm CR 20

XP 307,200
CN Gargantuan dragon (fire)
Init +3; Senses dragon senses; Perception +37; Aura frightful presence (360 ft., DC 29)


AC 42, touch 5, flat-footed 42 (-1 Dex, +37 natural, -4 size)
hp 391 (27d12+216)
Fort +25, Ref +14, Will +24
DR 20/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 31
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold


Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +37 (4d6+21/19-20 plus 12 fire), 2 claws +37 (2d8+14/19-20), tail slap +35 (2d8+21), 2 wings +35 (2d6+7)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. cone, DC 31, 24d6 fire plus special), crush (DC 31, 4d6+21), magma breath, magma tomb, tail sweep (DC 31, 2d6+21)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 27th; concentration +33)

Constantfire shield (warm)
At willburning hands (DC 17), scorching ray, wall of fire, wall of lava*
3/daydelayed blast fireball (DC 23)

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 19th; concentration +25)

9th (4/day)fiery body, meteor swarm
8th (6/day)horrid wilting (DC 24), incendiary cloud (DC 24), protection from spells
7th (6/day)grasping hand, greater polymorph, prismatic spray (DC 23)
6th (7/day)chain lightning (DC 22), contagious flame* (DC 22), eyebite (DC 22)
5th (7/day)hungry pit* (DC 21), polymorph, teleport, wall of force
4th (7/day)acid pit* (DC 20), dimensional anchor, fire shield, wall of fire (DC 20)
3rd (7/day)displacement, dispel magic, fireball (DC 19), wind wall
2nd (8/day)darkness, dust of twilight*, flaming sphere (DC 18), glitterdust (DC 18), scorching ray
1st (8/day)feather fall, flare burst* (DC 17), grease (DC 17), shield, true strike
0 (at will)bleed (DC 16), detect magic, detect poison, ghost sound, light, open/close, read magic, spark*, touch of fatigue
* This spell is from the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide


Str 39, Dex 8, Con 27, Int 24, Wis 24, Cha 23
Base Atk +27; CMB +45 (+47 bull rush); CMD 54 (56 vs. bull rush, 58 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Great Fortitude, Greater Vital Strike, Hover, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite, claws), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Snatch, Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +26 (+30 jump), Bluff +36, Climb +44, Escape Artist +26, Fly +15, Intimidate +36, Knowledge (planes) +37, Perception +37, Sense Motive +37, Sleight of Hand +26, Stealth +17, Survival +37, Swim +44
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Halfling, Ignan, 1 more
SQ superheated


Superheated (Su)

At young age and older, a magma dragon’s bite attack deals additional fire damage equal to its age category.

Magma Breath (Su)

Three times per day, an ancient or older magma dragon can breathe a cone of lava instead of fire. The damage is unchanged, but the magma clings to those it damages, dealing half damage each round thereafter for 1d3 rounds. After this magma cools, it crumbles to dust.

Magma Tomb (Su)

Once per day, a great wyrm magma dragon can spit lava onto a target within 120 feet, dealing damage normally for its breath weapon. This magma cools instantly—it does not continue doing damage at this point but does entrap the victim (DC equals the dragon’s breath weapon save DC, 3d6 minutes, hardness 8, hp 45).


Environment any mountains or underground (Plane of Fire)
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Temperamental and prone to violent outbursts, magma dragons are regarded by most other dragons as dangerously insane—an assumption that, more often than not, proves correct. One can rarely predict a magma dragon’s state of mind until it either attacks or attempts to engage in conversation. For their part, magma dragons can justify all of their actions—they just rarely feel the need to do so.

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