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Gold Dragon, Mature Adult

Golden scales cover the body of this majestic dragon, and a regal crest of horns arches backward above wise and piercing eyes.

Gold Dragon, Mature Adult CR 16

XP 76,800
LG Huge dragon (fire)
Init +0; Senses dragon senses; Perception +32
Aura frightful presence (210 ft., DC 25)


AC 33, touch 8, flat-footed 33 (+25 natural, -2 size)
hp 250 (20d12+120)
Fort +18, Ref +12, Will +19
DR 10/magic; Immune fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 27
vulnerability to cold


Speed 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +29 (2d8+16/19-20), 2 claws +29 (2d6+11/19-20), tail slap +27 (2d6+16), 2 wings +27 (1d8+5)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, 14d10 fire, DC 26),
crush (2d8+16, DC 26), weakening breath
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +25)

At willbless, daylight, detect evil

Spells Known (CL 9th; concentration +14)


Str 33, Dex 10, Con 23, Int 20, Wis 21, Cha 20
Base Atk +20; CMB +33; CMD 43 (47 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Critical Focus, Extend Spell, Improved Critical (bite, claw), Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Stunning Critical, Vital Strike
Skills Diplomacy +28, Fly +15, Heal +28, Knowledge (arcana, local, nobility, religion) +28, Perception +32, Sense Motive +32, Spellcraft +28, Swim +42; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Elven, Halfling, 1 more
SQ change shape, detect gems, fast flight, luck


Change Shape (Su)

A very young or older gold dragon can assume any animal or humanoid form three times per day as if using polymorph.

Detect Gems (Sp)

A young or older gold dragon can detect gems three times per day. This functions as locate object, but can only be used to locate gemstones.

Fast Flight (Ex)

A young or older gold dragon is treated as one size category larger when determining his fly speed.

Luck (Sp)

Once per day an adult or older gold dragon can touch a gem, usually one embedded in the dragon’s hide, and enspell it to bring good luck. As long as the dragon carries the gem, it and every good creature within a given radius of it (10 ft. per age category) receives a +1 luck bonus on all saving throws. If the dragon gives an enspelled gem to another creature, only that bearer gets the bonus. The effect lasts 1d3 hours plus 3 hours per age category of the dragon. This ability is the equivalent of a 2nd-level spell.

Weakening Breath (Su)

Instead of a cone of fire, a gold dragon can breathe a cone of weakening gas. Creatures within the cone must succeed on a Fortitude save or take 1 point of Strength damage per age category (Will save half).


Variant Monster

This is a Variant Monster.

This is a Variant Monster based on a monster presented in the Bestiary. The full stats were not provided by Paizo, so some calculations were made.


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