Magma Dragon, Young

Between this dragon’s jet-black scales run glowing rivulets of lava, and veins aglow with heat shine in the membranes of its wings.

Young Magma Dragon CR 8

XP 4,800
CN Medium dragon (extraplanar, fire)
Init +6; Senses dragon senses; Perception +14


AC 22, touch 12, flat-footed 20 (+2 Dex, +10 natural)
hp 85 (9d12+27)
Fort +11, Ref +8, Will +10
Immune fire, paralysis, sleep
Weakness vulnerable to cold


Speed 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)
Melee bite +17 (1d8+12 plus 3 fire), 2 claws +17 (1d6+8), 2 wings +12 (1d4+4)
Special Attacks breath weapon (30-ft. cone, 6d6 fire, DC 17)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th; concentration +10)

At willburning hands (DC 12)

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +2)

1st (4/day)flare burst (DC 12), grease (DC 12)
0 (at will)bleed (DC 11), detect magic, open/close, spark


Str 21, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 13
Base Atk +9; CMB +14; CMD 26 (30 vs. trip)
Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +11 (+15 jump), Climb* +17, Fly +14, Intimidate +13, Perception +14, Sense Motive +14, Stealth +14, Swim* +17
Languages Common, Draconic, 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.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
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