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River Dragon, Young Adult

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

Young Adult River Dragon CR 10

XP 9,600
CN Large dragon (aquatic, fire)
Init +5; Senses dragon senses, watersight; Perception +22
Aura frightful presence (150 ft., DC 18)


AC 26, touch 10, flat-footed 25 (+1 Dex, +16 natural, -1 size)
hp 126 (12d12+48)
Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +11
DR 5/magic; Immune fire, dragon traits; SR 21
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold


Speed 30 ft., swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +17 (2d6+9), tail +17 (1d8+9)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (80-ft. line, DC 20, 10d6 fire)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +14)

Sorcerer Spells Known
(CL 3rd; concentration +5)


Str 23 Dex 13, Con 18, Int 13, Wis 16, Cha 14
Base Atk +12; CMB +19; CMD 30 (cannot be tripped)
Feats Alertness, Athletic, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Initiative, Power Attack
Skills Intimidate +17, Knowledge (nature) +16, Perception +22, Spellcraft +16, Stealth +12, Survival, +18, Swim +33; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Common, Draconic
SQ air breathing, speak with aquatic, watersight


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.

Speak with Aquatic (Ex)

This river dragon gains a constant spell-like ability to speak with animals of the aquatic subtype. This otherwise functions as speak with animals.

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.