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Magma Dragon, Mature Adult

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, Mature Adult CR 13

XP 25,600
CN Large dragon (fire)
Init +5; Senses dragon senses; Perception +24; Aura frightful presence (210 ft., DC 21)

DEFENSE

AC 32, touch 10, flat-footed 31 (+1 Dex, +22 natural, -1 size)
hp 195 (17d12+85)
Fort +17, Ref +11, Will +16
DR 10/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 24
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +25 (2d6+13/19-20 plus 7 fire), 2 claws +25 (1d8+9/19-20), tail slap +23 (1d8+13), 2 wings +23 (1d6+4)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. cone, DC 23, 14d6 fire)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th; concentration +20)

At willburning hands (DC 14), scorching ray, wall of fire

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 9th; concentration +12)

4th (4/day)fire shield, wall of fire (DC 17)
3rd (7/day)displacement, dispel magic, fireball (DC 16)
2nd (7/day)dust of twilight*, flaming sphere (DC 15), glitterdust (DC 15),scorching ray
1st (7/day)feather fall, flare burst* (DC 14), grease (DC 14), shield, true strike
0 (at will)bleed (DC 13), detect magic, detect poison, ghost sound, open/close, read magic, spark*, touch of fatigue
* This spell is from the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide

STATISTICS

Str 29, Dex 12, Con 21, Int 18, Wis 18, Cha 17
Base Atk +17; CMB +27; CMD 38 (42 vs. trip)
Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite, claws), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +18 (+22 jump), Climb +29, Escape Artist +18, Fly +15, Intimidate +23, Perception +24, Sense Motive +24, Sleight of Hand +18, Stealth +17, Swim +29
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, 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.