Mythic Forest Dragon, Mature Adult

Mythic Mature Adult Forest Dragon CR 19/MR 7

XP 204,800
CE Huge dragon (earth, mythic)
Init +4; Senses dragon senses, greensight 60 ft.; Perception +25
Aura frightful presence (210 ft., DC 22)


AC 40, touch 8, flat-footed 40 (+32 natural, -2 size)
hp 345 (19d12+222); regeneration 5 (fire)
Fort +17, Ref +11, Will +16
DR 10/adamantine and epic; Immune paralysis, poison, sleep; SR 33


Speed 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., climb 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +32 (2d8+19/19-20), 2 claws +30 (2d6+19), gore +30 (2d6+19), tail slap +28 (2d6+19)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite and gore)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. cone, 14d6 piercing damage, DC 25), crush (DC 27, 2d8+15), mythic power (7/day, surge +1d10), poisonous breath, powerful blows (claw)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 19th; concentration +23)

Spells Known (CL 9th; concentration +13)


Str 37, Dex 10, Con 22, Int 16, Wis 17, Cha 16
Base Atk +19; CMB +31; CMD 41 (45 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Armor, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Stealth), Stealthy, Toughness, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +19 (+23 when jumping), Bluff +25, Climb +40, Escape Artist +4, Fly -8, Intimidate +25, Knowledge (arcana) +16, Knowledge (nature) +15, Perception +25, Spellcraft +25, Stealth +22 (+30 in forests), Survival +25
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, Goblin, Sylvan
SQ animate forest, change shape, jade hide, sound imitation, treespeech, verdant growth, woodland stride


Animate Forest (Sp)

A mythic forest dragon gains entangle as a spell-like ability and can expend mythic power to use the mythic version of entangle. In addition, a mythic forest dragon can spend one use of mythic power to animate any trees within 180 feet at will, controlling up to six trees at a time. It takes 1 full round for a tree to uproot itself, after which it moves at a speed of 10 feet and fights as a treant (although it has only one slam attack and lacks the treant’s animation and rock-throwing abilities), gaining the treant’s vulnerability to fire as well. If the mythic forest dragon that animated it terminates the animation, moves out of range, or is incapacitated, the tree immediately takes root wherever it is and returns to its normal state.

Jade Hide (Su)

While in forest terrain, a mythic forest dragon gains a +8 bonus on Stealth checks and can make Stealth checks even while being observed. In addition, it gains a +4 bonus on saving throws against divination effects and adds 4 to the DC of any caster level checks made to use a divination spell against it, including checks to overcome its spell resistance. These bonuses are halved if the dragon is moving, and this ability is negated if the dragon moves at more than half speed. It can expend one use of its mythic power to retain this ability for 1 minute regardless of its movement.

Poisonous Breath (Ex)

Instead of a cone of piercing splinters, a mythic forest dragon can breathe a line of virulent toxin twice the length of the forest dragon’s cone breath weapon. Creatures in this line are affected as the poison spell (DC 25), though the effect is non-magical.

Treespeech (Ex)

A mythic forest dragon has the ability to converse with plants as if subject to a continual speak with plants spell, and all plants greet them with an attitude of friendly or helpful. Plant creatures are not immune to mind-affecting effects used by a mythic forest dragon as long as they can hear its voice.

Verdant Growth (Su)

Woodland plants within a 2-mile radius of the mythic forest dragon grow at ten times their normal rate and are immune to natural and supernatural disease, rot, or similar maladies.

Allied plant creatures within 60 feet of the dragon gain fast healing 7.


Environment any forest
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Forest dragons are fickle and malevolent dragons that dwell in deep, rugged woodlands. Forest dragons stalk the earth to pursue objects of its wrath. These wingless creatures have jade scales and antlers, and sound like grinding stones as they stalk forth.

This massive serpentine and wingless creature has jade scales and antlers, and sounds like grinding stones as it stalks forth.

Dragons are an integral part of the mythology of Asia, though they are quite different from the winged dragons known in the Western mythology. Some are benevolent and others sinister, but while their appearance is different from Western dragons they are equally capable of the savage rapacity and legendary greed of their chromatic cousins and the stern and aloof devotion to goodness of their metallic kin. Like most monsters, imperial dragons have an assigned typical alignment, but they are highly individualistic and much more likely to have an alignment that varies from the typical than would be true for metallic or chromatic dragons.

Imperial Dragons Imperial dragons, sometimes termed dragons of the celestial host, in the “dragon empires” are serpentine agents of cosmic balance, though some of them are not above sowing chaos and discord for their own gain. Imperial dragons differ in appearance from the more commonly known chromatic and metallic dragons, possessing a long serpentine body. Most lack wings but can fly gracefully through supernatural means.

All imperial dragons have large antlers, some sweeping back in delicate curves and others thrust forward to gore their foes.

Like all dragons, imperial dragons can breathe potent torrents of elemental force, and many can cast spells and perform other supernatural feats. Additionally, all can magically transform themselves into a humanoid shape.

Imperial Entanglements. Imperial dragons are defenders of ancient lands and protectors of cosmic balance. They take a much more active role in humanoid societies than their metallic or chromatic kin, to such a degree that the kingdoms of in lands they are known sometimes refer to themselves as “dragon empires.” They are active in times of social upheaval, and may be sought out for their wisdom or aid. Imperial dragons are seen by humanoids as either benevolent guardians or vile threats depending on their type. Some imperial families trace their bloodlines to the semi-divine dragon-emperors of old or still rely on the counsel of living dragons or, in rare cases, ask a dragon to rule as their wise sovereign.

Mandate of Heaven. More so than any other dragons, imperial dragons are closely tied to the religious beliefs of their native lands. Imperial dragons are often associated with divinity, whether as guardians or emissaries of a god, as the representation of a god, or as a deity themselves. It is said that imperial dragons inhabited their lands in an Age of Dragons, long before other races arose there, and were charged by the gods to safeguard the land in anticipation of humanity’s arrival. Some of the gods themselves may in fact be incredibly powerful dragons transcended into immortality, and each of the five species of imperial dragon is represented as a constellation.

Adult Dragons. The imperial dragons presented here are all adults. As agents of the highest deities, young dragons sometimes wander in mortal lands before they ascend, though many are kept safe in the realms of the divine until they reach maturity and complete their training. Older dragons may likewise “graduate” from their status and join the celestial bureaucracy, while others roam freely to live as they wish.

If you wish to extend the lifespans of imperial dragons into youth or old age like other true dragons, you can adjust their abilities up or down in a manner similar to other dragons with similar Challenge levels.

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Asian Monsters (PF1) © 2022, Legendary Games; Authors Jason Nelson, Robert J. Grady, Andrew Ha, Gord Henderson, Thurston Hillman, Aurélien Lainé, Jeff Lee, Alex Riggs, Loren Sieg, Mike Welham.

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