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Young Black DragonScales the color of black armor this ferocious young dragon while crowned with large curved pointy horns.

Black Dragon, Young (CR 8)

XP 4,800
NE or N Medium Dragon (Shadow)
Init +7; Senses Dragon senses, see in darkness; Perception +13


AC 21, touch 13, flat-footed 18 (+3 dex, +8 natural)
hp 88 (9d12+18)
mp 42
Fort +8, Ref +11, Will +7
DR 5/magic; Immune Shadow, Paralysis, Sleep
Weakness Holy


Speed 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)
Melee Bite +13 (1d8+6), 2 Claws +13 (1d6+4), 2 Wings +8 (1d4+2)
Special Attacks Black Waves, Breath Weapon (60-ft. line, 4d10 shadow damage, Reflex DC 16 half, usable every 1d4 rounds)
Special Abilities Fearful Bay
Spells Known (FC CL 9th, Concentration +15)

At will – bleed, dark orb, detect magic, message, read magic
1st (DC 18) bone armor, dark, fear
2nd (DC 19) dark II, death armor, death knell
3rd (DC 20) blacklight, dark III, darkra, dispel, haste, infect (DC 19)


Str 18, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 22
Base Atk +9; CMB +13; CMD 24 (28 vs. trip)
Feats Combat Casting, Elemental Focus (Shadow), Improved InitiativeLightning Reflexes, Multiattack, Power Attack
Skills Fly +11, Intimidate +19, Knowledge (arcana) +13, Perception +13, Spellcraft 13, Stealth +21, Survival +13; Racial Modifiers +8 Stealth
Languages Common, Draconic


Black Waves (Su)

As a standard action, a black dragon spreads dark waves from herself. All creatures within a 30 ft.-radius must make a Reflex save (DC 20) for half damage or take 3d6+12 points of shadow damage. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 3rd level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 21).

Fearful Bay (Su)

Once every 1d4 rounds as a standard action, a black dragon howls, all creatures within a 30-foot spread except evil outsiders must succeed at a DC 20 Will save or become panicked for 1d4 rounds. This is a sonic, mind-affecting fear effect. A creature that successfully saves cannot be affected by the same black dragon’s fearful bay for 24 hours. This is a mind-affecting fear effect. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 4th level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 23).

See in Darkness (Su)

A black dragon can see perfectly in darkness of any kind, including that created by the blacklight spell.