Mythic Sky Dragon, Adult

Mythic Adult Sky Dragon CR 16/MR 6

XP 76,800
LG Huge dragon (air, mythic)
Init +10; Senses cloud sight, dragon senses; Perception +30
Aura frightful presence (180 ft., DC 24)


AC 36, touch 9, flat-footed 35 (+1 Dex, +27 natural, –2 size)
hp 262 (16d12+158)
Fort +16, Ref +13, Will +20
Defensive Abilities aerial avoidance, dragon blood (1d8 electricity), indomitable will, wind cloak; DR 10/epic; Immune electricity, paralysis, sleep; SR 30


Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (good)
Melee bite +22 (2d8+12/19-20), 2 claws +22 (2d6+8), gore +22 (2d6+12), tail slap +22 (2d6+12)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50 ft. cone, 12d8 electricity damage, DC 24), crush (DC 24, 2d8+12), dragon fury (1d8 electricity), lingering breath (2d8 electricity, 5 rounds), mythic power (7/day; surge +1d8)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 16th; concentration +21)

Spells Known (CL 7th; concentration +12)


Str 27, Dex 12, Con 23, Int 20, Wis 21, Cha 22
Base Atk +16; CMB +26; CMD 36 (40 vs. trip)
Feats Extra Mythic Power, Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Multiattack, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Acrobatics +17 (+21 when jumping), Diplomacy +25, Fly +20, Heal +24, Knowledge (arcana, geography, religion) +24, Perception +30, Perform (sing) +22, Sense Motive +24, Spellcraft +24
Languages Auran, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal, Sylvan
SQ borne aloft, change shape, cloud bender


Aerial Avoidance (Ex)

A mythic sky dragon gains evasion whenever it is flying, and this functions as improved evasion against nonmythic effects.

Cloud Bender (Su)

A mythic sky dragon can control any cloud, fog, or mist spell within 60 feet as a standard action. An effect that naturally moves, such as a cloudkill, can be redirected by the dragon, though it cannot increase the effects normal rate of speed. The area of effect can be changed to suit the dragon’s whim, though no portion of the effect can be moved more than 60 feet from the dragon. For example, the dragon could change a fog cloud into a wall of fog 5 feet thick and a number of squares long equal to the original area of the spell. The mythic sky dragon can make any decisions allowed by the caster, including dismissing the effect if it so desires.

Indomitable Will (Ex)

A mythic sky dragon gains a bonus equal to one-half its mythic rank (minimum +1) on Will saves, and if the dragon is affected by a mind-affecting effect that results in a partial or reduced effect on a successful save, the dragon is instead completely unaffected by it. In addition, whenever a mythic sky dragon would be affected by a non-instantaneous mind-affecting effect, the dragon can ignore the effect as an immediate action by expending one use of its mythic power (two uses if the effect is a mythic effect). Ignoring an effect that does not allow a saving throw costs one additional use of mythic power.

Wind Cloak (Su)

A mythic sky dragon can expend one use of mythic power when using its gust of wind ability to wrap itself in a protective sheath of swirling air for a number of rounds equal to its mythic rank. This acts as a wind wall that surrounds the dragon’s space, moving with it and protecting the dragon and any creature(s) sharing its space, including creatures riding it or that it is carrying.


Environment temperate or warm mountains
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Benevolent and noble, sky dragons, or tienlungs, are fearsome champions of good and protectors of those in need. They are often sought out for their wise counsel, which they grant only to the deserving and true. These dragons twist gracefully though the sky when they fly, their scales reflecting the shifting hues of the heavens.

Although wingless, this scarlet-scaled dragon twists gracefully through the sky, its scales reflecting the shifting hues of the heavens.

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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