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Magma Dragon, Young 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, Young Adult CR 11

XP 12,800
CN Large dragon (fire)
Init +5; Senses dragon senses; Perception +19

DEFENSE

AC 26, touch 10, flat-footed 25 (+1 Dex, +16 natural, -1 size)
hp 136 (13d12+52)
Fort +14, Ref +9, Will +13
DR 5/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 22
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +19 (2d6+10/19-20 plus 5 fire), 2 claws +19 (1d8+7/19-20), tail slap +14 (1d8+10), 2 wings +14 (1d6+3)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. cone, DC 20, 10d6 fire)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 13th; concentration +15)

At willburning hands (DC 13), scorching ray

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 5th; concentration +7)

2nd (5/day)dust of twilight*, scorching ray
1st (7/day)flare burst* (DC 13), grease (DC 13), shield, true strike
0 (at will)bleed (DC 12), detect magic, open/close, read magic, spark*, touch of fatigue
* This spell is from the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide

STATISTICS

Str 25, Dex 12, Con 19, Int 16, Wis 16, Cha 15
Base Atk +13; CMB +21; CMD 32 (36 vs. trip)
Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite, claws), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +14 (+17 jump), Climb +23, Escape Artist +14, Fly +11, Intimidate +18, Perception +19, Sense Motive +19, Stealth +13, Swim +23
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.