Magma Dragon, Very Old

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, Very Old CR 16

XP 76,800
CN Huge dragon (fire)
Init +4; Senses dragon senses; Perception +29; Aura frightful presence (270 ft., DC 24)


AC 36, touch 8, flat-footed 36 (+28 natural, -2 size)
hp 262 (21d12+126)
Fort +20, Ref +12, Will +19
DR 15/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 27
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold


Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +30 (2d8+16/19-20 plus 9 fire), 2 claws +30 (2d6+11/19-20), tail slap +28 (2d6+16), 2 wings +28 (1d8+5)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, DC 26, 18d6 fire), crush (DC 26, 2d8+16)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 21st; concentration +25)

Constantfire shield (warm)
At willburning hands (DC 15), scorching ray, wall of fire

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 13th; concentration +17)

6th (4/day)contagious flame* (DC 20), eyebite (DC 20)
5th (6/day)hungry pit* (DC 19), polymorph, teleport
4th (7/day)acid pit* (DC 18), dimensional anchor, fire shield, wall of fire (DC 18)
3rd (7/day)displacement, dispel magic, fireball (DC 17), wind wall
2nd (7/day)darkness, dust of twilight*, flaming sphere (DC 16), glitterdust (DC 16),scorching ray
1st (7/day)feather fall, flare burst* (DC 15), grease (DC 15), shield, true strike
0 (at will)bleed (DC 14), 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 33, Dex 10, Con 23, Int 20, Wis 20, Cha 19
Base Atk +21; CMB +34 (+36 bull rush); CMD 44 (46 vs. bull rush, 48 vs. trip)
Feats Great Fortitude, Greater Vital Strike, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite, claws), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +21 (+25 jump), Climb +35, Escape Artist +21, Fly +16, Intimidate +28, Perception +29, Sense Motive +29, Sleight of Hand +21, Stealth +16, Survival +29, Swim +35
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Ignan
SQ superheated


Superheated (Su)

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


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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