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Ambush Drake Class

About the size of an adult human, this dragon-like creature bears distinctly lupine features in place of the more common feline attributes of traditional dragons. Its jaw is elongated and its build muscular, although its wings seem stunted for its size.
Most creatures perceive ambush drakes as deadly draconic hunters of limited intelligence. However, they are social creatures among their own kind. Ambush drakes share the classic dragon mentality of hoarding treasure, but a pack doesn’t believe in individual ownership. While one ambush drake might use an item at any given moment, the pack owns the treasure, and tomorrow another ambush drake might use it.

An ambush drake prefers to move about on all fours, only using its undersized wings when necessary. An ambush drake typically weighs 200 pounds and has a 5-foot-long body. Its scales display dark shades of gray or black. Ambush drakes can speak Common and Draconic, but rarely choose to do so. Instead, they communicate telepathically with their kind.

Medium Dragon

Alignment: Any.

Hit Die: d12.

Class Skills

The class name’s class skills are Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Fly (Dex), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (all) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Perception (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Stealth (Dex), Survivial (Wis), Swim (Str) and Use Magic Device (Cha).

Skill Ranks per Level: 6 + Int modifier.

Table: Ambush Drake

Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special
1st +1 +2 +2 +2

Feat, +2 Str, +2 Con, -2 Int, Bite (1d4), telepathic link 5 ft.

2nd +2 +3 +3 +3 +2 Dex, +2 Natural Armor, 2 claws (1d4)
3rd +3 +3 +3 +3

Feat, +2 Str, +2 Con, Bite (1d6), telepathic link 10 ft.

4th +4 +4 +4 +4 +2 Natural Armor
5th +5 +4 +4 +4

Feat, +2 Dex, +2 Con, Bite (1d8), telepathic link 20 ft.

6th +6/+1 +5 +5 +5 +2 Str, +2 Natural Armor, 2 claws (1d6)
7th +7/+2 +5 +5 +5

Feat, +2 Con, Bite (1d8 plus poison), telepathic link 30 ft., Breath Weapon 30-cone

Class Features

All of the following are class features of the class name.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Class names are proficient with all simple weapons and martial weapons. They are not proficient with any type of armor or shield.

Low-Light Vision: darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent

Immune: sleep effects and paralysis

Spell Resistance: 10+Racial Level

Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares), fly 30 ft. (poor)

Languages: Common, Draconic

Breath Weapon (Su)

A cone, once every 1d4 rounds, slow (duration 7 rounds),Will negates. Ambush drakes are immune to the breath weapons of other ambush drakes. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Poison (Ex)

Injury, Fortitude, initial and secondary damage 1d6 Dex. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Telepathic Link (Ex)

Ambush drakes share a communal consciousness, enabling them to communicate telepathically with other ambush drakes. A group of ambush drakes within a certain number of feet of each other are in constant contact. If one is aware of a particular danger, they all are. If one in the group is not flat-footed, none of them are. No ambush drake in the group is considered flanked unless all are.