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This automaton appears as a massive wooden longship sculpted to grant it a dragonlike appearance, with a scaled hull, a bow curving up to form a dragon’s head, and a stern tapering to a tail.

Dragonship CR 10

XP 9,600
N Gargantuan construct
Init –3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0


AC 23, touch 3, flat-footed 23 (–3 Dex, +20 natural, –4 size)
hp 170 (20d10+60)
Fort +6; Ref +3; Will +6
DR 15/adamantine; Immune construct traits
Weaknesses vulnerability to fire


Speed swim 40 ft.
Melee bite +25 (1d8+9), 4 slams +25 (2d6+9)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (30–ft. cone, 10d6 fire damage, Reflex DC 20 for half, usable 3/day)


Str 28, Dex 4, Con —, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk +20; CMB +33; CMD 42 (can’t be tripped)
Skills Swim +17
SQ navigate, winds


Navigate (Ex)

A captain merely has to whisper into the ear of the dragon-head and make a Profession (sailor) check (DC 15) to get the dragonship to understand its course. A dragonship never gets lost on an ocean voyage, and has a 50% chance of automatically being aware of any safe coastline, seaside towns and villages, and hidden ocean dangers such as reefs and sandbars (it only knows of such dangers if they are in the volume of sea charts used in its creation).

Winds (Su)

At will, a dragonship can cause winds to fill its sails. This operates as the control winds spell (caster level 10th) with the restriction that it can only increase the wind’s force for the purposes of propulsion. The winds are generated from a point beyond and slightly above the dragonship’s stern. A dragonship cannot use these winds to attack; their sole purpose is propulsion.

Tome of Horrors Complete
Support Open Gaming

A dragonship’s body is a constructed similar to a normal longship fitted with a dragon-head mounted on the bow. The ship costs 10,000 gp and the figurehead costs 1,000 gp. Also required is a volume of sea charts and maps (total value at least 200 gp), to be burned in the mouth of the dragonship’s head upon completion of its construction. Consumed in the fire, the distilled knowledge of the sea charts provides the dragonship with its ability to navigate.

CL 16th; Price 99,200 gp


Craft Construct, fireball, geas/quest, limited wish, liveoak, polymorph any object, creator must be caster level 16th; Craft (shipbuilding) DC 20; Cost 55,200 gp