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A crown of cruel horns surrounds the head of this mighty ancient dragon. Thick scales the color of molten rock cover its long body.
Ancient Red Dragon

Red Dragon, Ancient (CR 19)

XP 204,800
CE or CN Gargantuan Dragon (Fire)
Init +7; Senses Dragon senses, smoke vision; Perception +35


AC 43, touch 10, flat-footed 39 (+4 dex, +33 natural, -4 size)
hp 362 (25d12+200)
mp 186
Fort +22, Ref +18, Will +23
DR 15/magic; Immune Fire, Paralysis, Sleep; SR 30; Strong Ice
Weakness Water


Speed 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy)
Melee Bite +35 (4d6+21 plus 3d6 fire damage/19-20), 2 Claws +35 (2d8+14 plus 1d6 fire damage), 2 Wings +33 (2d6+7 plus 1d6 fire damage), Tail Slap +33 (2d8+21 plus 1d6 fire damage)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks Breath Weapon (60-ft. cone, 20d10 fire damage, Reflex DC 30 half, usable every 1d4 rounds), Crush (Medium creatures, DC 30, 4d6+21), Dragon Force, Eruption, Glare, Manipulate Flames, Melt Stone, Tail Sweep (Small creatures, DC 30, 2d6+21)
Spells Known (FC CL 25th, Concentration +32)

At will – bleeddetect magic, ignitemendingmessage, read magic, torchlight
1st (DC 18) detonate, fire
2nd (DC 19) detonate IIelemental resistance, fire II, see invisibility
3rd (DC 20) detonate III, dispel, fira, fire III, haste
4th (DC 21) blaze spikes, fire IV, volcanic storm
5th (DC 22) burn, firaga
6th (DC 23)blaze spikes II, flaregreater dispel
7th (DC 24) – burn II
8th (DC 25) blaze spikes III, flare II, wall of lava


Str 39, Dex 19, Con 27, Int 20, Wis 24, Cha 20
Base Atk +25; CMB +43; CMD 57 (61 vs. trip)
Feats Cleave, Critical FocusGreater Vital StrikeImproved Critical (Bite), Improved Initiative, Improved Iron WillImproved Vital StrikeIron WillMultiattackPower Attack, Quicken Spell, Staggering CriticalVital Strike
Skills Appraise +33, Bluff +33, Diplomacy +33, Fly +16, Intimidate +33, Knowledge (arcana, history) +33, Perception +35, Sense Motive +35, Spellcraft +33, Stealth +20
Languages Common, Draconic + 3 others (DM’s choice)


Dragon Force (Su)

A red dragon releases the dragon soul within, improving itself or an ally by touch. This ability grants the subject an increase to all physical damage, melee and range, by +1 per three caster levels. It also grants the subject an increase to all magical damage and healing by +1 per three caster levels. This ability lasts for a minute. Blue mages may learn this ability as an 8th level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 31).

Eruption (Su)

As a standard action, a red dragon can cause the ground to erupt in a 20-ft.-radius diameter within 60 feet. Creatures within the area of effect take 15d6 fire damage and are knocked prone. A successful Reflex save DC 29 reduces the damage by half and are not knocked prone. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 6th level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 27).

Glare (Su)

Once every 1d4 rounds as a standard action, a red dragon may select a single target within 90 feet, who then takes 15d10 fire damage, dealing half damage to those normally immune to fire and treating fire resistance as if it was 10 points lower. They must then make a Reflex save (DC 29) for half damage. Blue mages can learn this ability as an 8th level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 31).

Manipulate Flames (Su)

A red dragon can control any fire spell within 100 feet as a standard action. This ability allows it to move any fire effect in the area, as if it were the caster. This ability also allows it to reposition a stationary fire effect, although the new placement must be one allowed by the spell. Finally, for 1 round following the use of this ability, the dragon can control any new fire spell cast within its are of control, as if it were the caster. It can make all decisions allowed to the caster, including canceling the spell if it so desires.

Melt Stone (Su)

A red dragon can use its breath weapon to melt rock at a range of 100 feet, affecting a 50-ft.-radius area. The area becomes lava to a depth of 1 foot. Any creature in contact with the lava takes 20d6 points of fire damage on the first round, 10d6 on the second, and none thereafter as the lava hardens and cools. If uses on a wall or ceiling, treat this ability as an avalanche that deals fire damage.

Smoke Vision (Ex)

A red dragon can see perfectly in smoky conditions.