Umbral Dragon, Very Old

This sleek, dark dragon moves with a disturbing, serpentine grace, its eyes glowing as if lit from within by crimson embers.

Umbral Dragon, Very Old
CR 18

XP 153,600
CE Gargantuan dragon (extraplanar)
Init +3; Senses dragon senses; Perception +32; Aura frightful presence (270 ft., DC 27)


AC 35, touch 5, flat-footed 35 (-1 Dex, +30 natural, -4 size)
hp 287 (23d12+138)
Fort +19, Ref +12, Will +19
DR 15/magic; Immune cold, death effects, negative energy, paralysis, sleep; SR 29


Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +30 (4d6+16/19–20), 2 claws +30 (2d8+11),tail slap +28 (2d8+16) and 2 wings +28 (2d6+5)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. cone, 18d8 neg. energy, DC 27), crush (4d6+16, DC 27), shadow breath (9 Str), tail sweep (2d6+16, DC 27)
Spell-like Abilities (CL 23rd; concentration +29)

At willdarkness, project image (DC 23), shadow walk, vampiric touch

Spells Known (CL 13th; concentration +19)

6th (5/day)harm (DC 22), veil (DC 22)
5th (7/day)greater command (DC 21), slay living (DC 21), unhallow
4th (7/day)enervation, inflict critical wounds (DC 20), phantasmal killer (DC 20), unholy blight (DC 20)
3rd (7/day)dispel magic, haste, inflict serious wounds (DC 19), lightning bolt (DC 19)
2nd (8/day)alter self, blur, command undead (DC 18), invisibility, web (DC 18)
1st (8/day)inflict light wounds (DC 17), grease (DC 17), magic missile, reduce person (DC 17), shield
0 (at will)acid splash, bleed (DC 16), detect magic, detect poison, disrupt undead (DC 16), ghost sound, mage hand, ray of frost, read magic


Str 33, Dex 8, Con 23, Int 22, Wis 23, Cha 22
Base Atk +23; CMB +38; CMD 47 (51 vs trip)
Feats Bleeding Critical, Critical Focus, Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Multiattack, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Stealth), Snatch, Vital Strike
Skills Appraise +32, Bluff +32, Diplomacy +32, Fly +11, Knowledge (arcana, local, planes, religion) +32, Perception +32, Sense Motive +32, Spellcraft +32, Stealth +19
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic, Undercommon, 3 more
SQ ghost bane, umbral scion


Breath Weapon (Su)

Although it deals negative energy damage, an umbral dragon’s breath weapon does not heal undead creatures.

Ghost Bane (Su)

A young or older umbral dragon’s physical attacks deal damage to incorporeal creatures normally.

Shadow Breath (Su)

Three times per day, an adult or older umbral dragon can breathe a cone of shadows. Creatures who fail a Fortitude save are blinded for 1d4 rounds and take 1 point of Str drain per age category possessed by the dragon. A successful save negates the blindness and reduces Str drain to 1d4 points.

Umbral Scion (Ex)

Umbral dragons have negative energy affinity and are immune to energy drain and death effects.


Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Cruel and sadistic, umbral dragons prefer the taste of undead flesh or ghostly ectoplasm, yet never turn down opportunities to consume living flesh.

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