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Gold Dragon (Dragon's Den)The legendary dragon of lightning and bolts has returned but with greater power. This dragon highly magical resistant and can absorb most spells.

Gold Dragon [Dragon’s Den] (CR 23)

XP 819,200
LE Gargantuan Dragon (Boss, Lightning)
Init +13; Senses Dragon senses 120 ft.; Perception +40


AC 47, touch 15, flat-footed 38 (+32 natural, +9 dex, -4 size)
hp 957 [1276] (29d12+290)
Fort +28, Ref +25, Will +26
Absorb Lightning; DR 20/magic;
Immune Ability Drain, Berserk, Charmed, Confuse, Cowering, Death, Diseased, Doom, Energy Drain, Entangled, Exhausted, Fatigued, Fear, Frightened, Frog, Immobilized, Imperil, Mini, Nauseated, Panicked, Paralysis, Petrify, Sap, Shaken, Sleep, Staggered, Stop, Stunned, Zombie;
SR 34;
Weakness Water


Speed 60 ft.
Melee Bite +43 (4d6+27 plus 2d8 lightning damage), 2 claws +43 (2d8+18 plus 2d4 lightning damage), tail slap +41 (2d8+27 plus 2d4 lightning damage)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft. (25 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks Breath Weapon (140-ft. line, 24d10 lightning damage, Reflex DC 34 half, usable every 1d4 rounds), Crush (medium creatures, DC 34, 4d6+27), Tail Sweep (small creatures, DC 34, 2d6+27), Plasma, Wave Cannon
Burst Mode Runic Guard


Str 46, Dex 28, Con 30, Int 27, Wis 26, Cha 27
Base Atk +29; CMB +51; CMD 70 (74 vs. trip)
Feats All-Consuming Swing, Awesome Blow, Cleave, Dazing Assault, Devastating Strike, Furious Focus, Great Cleave, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Appraise +40, Bluff +40, Climb +53, Diplomacy +40, Intimidate +40, Knowledge (arcana, dungeoneering, planes, technology) +40, Perception +40, Sense Motive +40, Spellcraft +40, Stealth +29, Survival +40
Languages Auron, Common, Draconic plus 4 more
SU Beatdown, Magic Resistance, Relentless


Beatdown (Ex)

Whenever struck by a melee attack as a counter attack, the Gold Dragon will return one claw strike at 3d8+27 points of damage.

During Phase II, there is a 50% chance he will counter with Mighty Claw instead and this doesn’t interfere with the cooldown on it.

Magic Resistance (Ex)

All magical spells and effects only deal 1/2 of their total damage except for water and lightning magical damage to Gold Dragon. This however does not interfere with Runic Guard.

During Phase II, damage reduced to 1/4 of their total instead of 1/2

Mighty Claw (Ex) [Phase II]

Once every 1d2+1 rounds as a standard action, Gold Dragon strikes down with a mighty force. If he hits (+43), his claw deals 4d8+36 points of slashing/piercing damage and must make a Will save (DC 32) or receive the Confuse status effect for 2d4 rounds.

Plasma (Su)

Once every 1d2+1 rounds as as standard action, Gold Dragon shoots out a charged beam towards one single target within 120 ft.-range doing 15d10 points of plasma (half lightning/fire) damage.

Relentless (Ex)

Gold Dragon can make his full-round attack with one of his standard action abilities.


Runic Guard (Su) [Begins Phase II]

Once below 50% health (638), This Burst Mode lets Gold Dragon guard against most magic spells, making it impossible to hurt him with magic. For a number of rounds equal to 1 + 1 round for every four HD, Gold Dragon gains a permanent Runic effect absorbing all spells within 240-ft.-range of him and increases his Spell resistance to 38. This limit break requires only a swift action to activate.

Wave Cannon (Su) [Phase II]

Once every 1d4+1 rounds as a standard action, Gold Dragon screams out a bitter invective, his voice followed by a tempest of crackling electricity. All enemies within a 60 ft. cone suffer 20d8 lightning damage, with a Reflex save (DC 32) for half damage, and inflicts the Static status effect for 1 minute, no save. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 9th level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 33).