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Mythic Dragon, Black

This sinuous and stinking dragon is covered in black scales, with massive horns curling up from its head.

Mythic Mature Adult Black Dragon CR 15/MR 6

XP 51,200
CE Large dragon (mythic, water)
Init +11M; Senses blindsense 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision, mistsight; Perception +26; Aura frightful presence (210 ft., DC 21), stench (DC 24, 10 rounds)

DEFENSE

AC 37, touch 10, flat-footed 36 (+1 Dex, +27 natural, –1 size)
hp 260 (16d12+156)
Fort +16, Ref +11, Will +13
Defensive Abilities dragon blood (1d6 acid); DR 10/epic and magic; Immune acid, dragon traits, paralysis, sleep; SR 26

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +26 (2d6+13 plus grab), 2 claws +24 (1d8+9 plus bleed), tail slap +19 (1d8+13 plus bleed), 2 wings +19 (1d6+4 plus bleed)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks bleed (1d4), breath weapon (80-ft. line, 14d6 acid damage, Reflex DC 24 half, usable every 1d4 rounds), corrupt water, dragon fury (1d6 acid). mythic power (6/day, surge +1d8), lingering breath (2d6 acid, 6 rounds), swallow whole (1d6+9 bludgeoning and 1d6 acid damage, AC 23, 26 hp)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 16th; concentration +19)

Constantspeak with animals (reptiles only)
At willdarkness (70-ft. radius)

Spells Known (CL 5th; concentration +8)

STATISTICS

Str 29, Dex 12, Con 23, Int 14, Wis 17, Cha 16
Base Atk +16; CMB +26 (+30 grapple); CMD 37 (41 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative M, Improved Vital Strike, Power Attack M, Skill Focus (Stealth), Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (bite)M
Skills Fly +14, Handle Animal +19, Intimidate +22, Knowledge (arcana) +21, Perception +26, Sense Motive +5, Spellcraft +21, Stealth +22, Swim +36
Languages Common, Draconic, Giant
SQ dragon cantrips, swamp stride, water breathing

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Corrupt Water (Sp)

Once per day, a black dragon can stagnate 10 cubic feet of still water within 210 feet, making it foul and unable to support water-breathing life. The ability spoils liquids containing water. Liquid-based magic items (such as potions) and items in a creature’s possession must succeed at a Will save (DC 21) or become ruined. This ability is the equivalent of a 1st-level spell.

Swamp Stride (Ex)

A black dragon can move through bogs and quicksand without penalty at its normal speed.

Water Breathing (Ex)

A black dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.

ECOLOGY

Environment warm marshes
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

A mythic black dragon eyes can pierce fog to find prey. Its very flesh and blood is infused with deadly acid, and like a snake it can gulp down an entire meal without chewing.

A mythic black dragon enjoys regurgitating a swallowed opponent to let it rot for a few days before eating it as an actual meal, or repeats this cycle on a living creature as cruel torture.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Mythic Adventures © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Jason Bulmahn, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Ben Bruck, Jim Groves, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, Jonathan Keith, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Ryan Macklin, F. Wesley Schneider, Amber Scott, Tork Shaw, Russ Taylor, and Ray Vallese.