Magma Dragon, 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, Wyrm CR 18

XP 153,600
CN Huge dragon (fire)
Init +3; Senses dragon senses; Perception +34; Aura frightful presence (330 ft., DC 27)


AC 41, touch 7, flat-footed 41 (-1 Dex, +34 natural, -2 size)
hp 337 (25d12+175)
Fort +23, Ref +13, Will +22
DR 20/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 29
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold


Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +36 (2d8+19/19-20 plus 11 fire), 2 claws +36 (2d6+13/19-20), tail slap +34 (2d6+19), 2 wings +34 (1d8+6)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, DC 29, 22d6 fire plus special), crush (DC 28, 2d8+18), magma breath
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 25th; concentration +30)

Constantfire shield (warm)
At willburning hands (DC 16), scorching ray, wall of fire, wall of lava*
3/daydelayed blast fireball (DC 22)

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 17th; concentration +22)

8th (4/day)horrid wilting (DC 23), incendiary cloud (DC 23)
7th (6/day)grasping hand, greater polymorph, prismatic spray (DC 22)
6th (6/day)chain lightning (DC 21), contagious flame* (DC 21), eyebite (DC 21)
5th (7/day)hungry pit* (DC 20), polymorph, teleport, wall of force
4th (7/day)acid pit* (DC 19), dimensional anchor, fire shield, wall of fire (DC 19)
3rd (7/day)displacement, dispel magic, fireball (DC 18), wind wall
2nd (7/day)darkness, dust of twilight*, flaming sphere (DC 17), glitterdust (DC 17),scorching ray
1st (8/day)feather fall, flare burst* (DC 16), grease (DC 16), shield, true strike
0 (at will)bleed (DC 15), 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 37, Dex 8, Con 25, Int 22, Wis 22, Cha 21
Base Atk +25; CMB +40 (+42 bull rush); CMD 49 (51 vs. bull rush, 53 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Great Fortitude, Greater Vital Strike, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite, claws), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Snatch, Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +24 (+28 jump), Climb +41, Escape Artist +24, Fly +19, Intimidate +33, Knowledge (planes) +34, Perception +34, Sense Motive +34, Sleight of Hand +24, Stealth +19, Survival +34, Swim +41
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Halfling, 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.

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.


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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