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River Dragon, Very Young

Scales of sparkling blue protect this powerful dragon. The scalding hot water it spits boils its dinner alive.

Very Young River Dragon CR 5

XP 1,600
CN Small dragon (aquatic, fire)
Init +6; Senses dragon senses; watersight; Perception +11


AC 20, touch 13,  flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +7 natural, +1 size)
hp 51 (6d12+12)
Fort +7, Ref +7, Will +7
Immune fire, dragon traits
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold


Speed 30 ft., swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +9 (1d6+3)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. line, DC 15, 4d6 fire)


Str 15, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 11, Wis 14, Cha 12
Base Atk +6; CMB +7; CMD 19 (can't be tripped)
Feats Athletic, Improved Initiative, Power Attack
Skills Knowledge (Nature) +9, Perception +11, Spellcraft +9, Stealth +15, Survival +11, Swim +21; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Draconic
SQ air breathing


Air Breathing (Ex)

The river dragon can breathe air just as naturally as water. This dragon can freely use its breath weapon, spells and other abilities in both air and water.

Watersight (Ex)

This river dragon can see underwater four times better than a human.

Editor's Notes

Unlike most dragons, the river dragon lacks several key attacks, including claws, wings, crush, and tail sweep.  GM's may wish to reduce the creature's CR by 1 to reflect this reduced combat capability.