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Magma Dragon, Juvenile

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, Juvenile CR 9

XP 6,400
CN Medium dragon (fire)
Init +6; Senses dragon senses; Perception +17

DEFENSE

AC 25, touch 12, flat-footed 23 (+2 Dex, +13 natural)
hp 115 (11d12+44)
Fort +13, Ref +9, Will +12
Immune fire, paralysis, sleep
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)
Melee bite +17 (1d8+9/19-20 plus 4 fire), 2 claws +17 (1d6+6), 2 wings +12 (1d4+3)
Special Attacks breath weapon (30-ft. cone, DC 19, 8d6 fire)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th; concentration +13)

At willburning hands (DC 13), scorching ray

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 3rd; concentration +5)

1st (6/day)flare burst* (DC 13), grease (DC 13), shield
0 (at will)bleed (DC 12), detect magic, open/close, read magic, spark*
* This spell is from the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide

STATISTICS

Str 23, Dex 14, Con 19, Int 16, Wis 16, Cha 15
Base Atk +11; CMB +17; CMD 29 (33 vs. trip)
Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +13 (+20 jump), Climb +20, Escape Artist +13, Fly +16, Intimidate +16, Perception +17, Sense Motive +17, Stealth +16, Swim +20
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Ignan
SQ superheated

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Superheated (Su)

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


ECOLOGY

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.