Half-Dragon (CR +2)

Half-dragons are only rarely the result of dragons mating with other creatures—most are the result of strange magical experiments. In most cases, a successful creation breeds true with others of its kind, as with the dreaded dracolisk.


Creating a Half-Dragon

Half-dragon” is an inherited or acquired template that can be added to any living, corporeal creature (referred to hereafter as the base creature). A half-dragon retains all the base creature’s statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

CR: Same as the base creature + 2 (minimum 3).

Type: Creature type changes to dragon. Do not recalculate hit dice, base attack bonus, or saving throws.

Armor Class: Natural armor bonus improves by +4.

Special Qualities and Defenses: A half-dragon gains darkvision 60 feet; low-light vision; and immunity to sleep, paralysis, and energy of the same type as its breath weapon.

Speed: A half-dragon has wings. Unless the base creature has a better fly speed, the half-dragon can fly at twice the creature’s base land speed (average maneuverability).

Melee: A half-dragon has two claw attacks and a bite attack. If the base creature can use manufactured weapons, the half-dragon can as well. A new claw or bite attack deals damage as appropriate for the half-dragon’s size (see “Natural Attacks”).

Special Abilities: A half-dragon retains all the special attacks of the base creature and gains a breath weapon usable once per day based on the dragon variety (see below). The breath weapon deals 1d6 hit points of damage per racial HD possessed by the half-dragon (Reflex half; DC 10 + 1/2 creature’s racial HD + creature’s Con modifier).

Dragon Variety Breath Weapon
Black or copper dragon 60-foot line of acid
Brass dragon 60-foot line of fire
Blue or bronze dragon 60-foot line of electricity
Gold or red dragon 30-foot cone of fire
Green dragon 30-foot cone of acid
Silver or white dragon 30-foot cone of cold

Abilities: Increase from the base creature as follows: Str +8, Con +6, Int +2, Cha +2.

Skills: A half-dragon with racial Hit Dice has skill points per racial Hit Die equal to 6 + its Intelligence modifier. Racial class skills are unchanged from the base creature’s.

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