Brass Dragon, OldCR 17

Always CG Huge Dragon (Fire)

Init +4; Senses blindsense 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., keen senses; Listen +33, Spot +33

Aura frightful presence (DC 25)

Languages Draconic; speak with animals

AC 32, touch 8, flat-footed 32
(−2 size, +24 natural)

hp 287 (25 HD); DR 10/magic

Immune fire, sleep, paralysis

SR 24

Fort +19, Ref +14, Will +17

Weakness vulnerability to cold

Speed 60 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)

Melee Bite +33 (2d8+9) and 2 Claws +31 (2d6+4) and 2 Wings +30 (1d8+4) and Tail Slap +30 (2d6+13)

Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)

Base Atk +25; Grp +42

Special Actions breath weapon (50 ft. cone of sleep or 100 ft. line of fire 8d6, DC 27), crush 2d8+13 (DC 27)

Spell-like Abilities (CL 11):

At will—speak with animals

3/day—endure elements (radius 80 ft.), suggestion, control winds

The save DCs are Charisma-based

Typical Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 11):


Abilities Str 29, Dex 10, Con 21, Int 16, Wis 17, Cha 16

Feats Alertness, Empower Spell, Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (bite), Weapon Focus (claw)

Skills Bluff +17, Concentration +20, Diplomacy +18, Escape Artist +14, Gather Information +17, Intimidate +18, Knowledge (any 2) +31, Listen +33, Search +31, Sense Motive +18, Spot +33, Survival +17, Use Magic Device +17

Advancement 26-27 HD (Huge)

Blindsense (Ex) Dragons can pinpoint creatures within a distance of 60 feet. Opponents the dragon can't actually see still have total concealment against the dragon.

Breath Weapon (Su) A brass dragon has two types of breath weapon, a line of fire and a cone of sleep . Creatures within the cone must succeed on a Will save or fall asleep, regardless of HD, for 1d6 rounds plus 1 round per age category of the dragon.

Crush (Ex) This special attack allows a flying or jumping dragon of at least Huge size to land on opponents as a standard action, using its whole body to crush them. Crush attacks are effective only against opponents three or more size categories smaller than the dragon (though it can attempt normal overrun or grapple attacks against larger opponents).

A crush attack affects as many creatures as can fit under the dragon's body. Creatures in the affected area must succeed on a Reflex save (DC equal to that of the dragon's breath weapon) or be pinned, automatically taking bludgeoning damage during the next round unless the dragon moves off them. If the dragon chooses to maintain the pin, treat it as a normal grapple attack. Pinned opponents take damage from the crush each round if they don't escape.

Frightful Presence (Ex) A young adult or older dragon can unsettle foes with its mere presence. The ability takes effect automatically whenever the dragon attacks, charges, or flies overhead. Creatures within a radius of 30 feet x the dragon's age category are subject to the effect if they have fewer HD than the dragon. A potentially affected creature that succeeds on a Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 dragon's HD + dragon's Cha modifier) remains immune to that dragon's frightful presence for 24 hours. On a failure, creatures with 4 or less HD become panicked for 4d6 rounds and those with 5 or more HD become shaken for 4d6 rounds. Dragons ignore the frightful presence of other dragons.

Keen Senses (Ex) A dragon sees four times as well as a human in shadowy illumination and twice as well in normal light. It also has darkvision out to 120 feet.

Skills Bluff, Gather Information, and Survival are considered class skills for brass dragons.