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Red Dragon, Wyrm

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

Wyrm Red Dragon CR 20

XP 307,200
CE Gargantuan dragon (fire)
Init +2; Senses dragon senses, smoke vision; Perception +35
Aura fire (10 ft., 2d6 fire), frightful presence (330 ft., DC 28)


AC 40, touch 4, flat-footed 40 (-2 Dex, +36 natural, -4 size)
hp 391 (27d12+216)
Fort +23, Ref +13, Will +22
DR 20/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 31
Weaknesses Vulnerability to cold


Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +38 (4d6+22/19-20), 2 claws +38 (2d8+15), 2 wings +36 (2d6+7), tail slap +36 (2d8+22)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. cone, DC 31, 22d10 fire), crush (Medium creatures, DC 31, 4d6+22), manipulate flames, melt stone, tail sweep (Small creatures, DC 31, 2d6+22)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 27th; concentration +32)

Spells Known (CL 17th; concentration +22)


Str 41, Dex 6, Con 27, Int 20, Wis 21, Cha 20
Base Atk +27; CMB +46; CMD 54 (58 vs. trip)
Feats Cleave, Critical Focus, Greater Vital Strike, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Improved Iron Will, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Quicken Spell, Stunning Critical, Vital Strike, Wingover
Skills Appraise +35, Bluff +35, Diplomacy +35, Fly +14, Intimidate +35, Knowledge (arcana) +35, Knowledge (history) +35, Perception +35, Sense Motive +35, Spellcraft +35, Stealth +16
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Giant, Orc


Fire Aura (Su)

An adult red dragon is surrounded by an aura of intense heat. All creatures within 5 feet take 1d6 points of fire damage at the beginning of the dragon's turn. An old dragon's aura extends to 10 feet. An ancient dragon's damage increases to 2d6.

Manipulate Flames (Su)

An old or older red dragon can control any fire spell within 10 feet per age category of the dragon 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 area 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)

An ancient or older red dragon can use its breath weapon to melt rock at a range of 100 feet, affecting a 5-foot-radius area per age category. 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 used on a wall or ceiling, treat this ability as an avalanche that deals fire damage.

Smoke Vision (Ex)

A very young red dragon can see perfectly in smoky conditions (such as those created by pyrotechnics).