Bronze Dragon, AncientCR 22

Always LG Gargantuan Dragon (Water)

Init +4; Senses blindsense 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., keen senses; Listen +45, Spot +45

Aura frightful presence (DC 33)

Languages Draconic; speak with animals

AC 38, touch 6, flat-footed 38
(−4 size, +32 natural)

hp 445 (33 HD); DR 15/magic

Immune electricity, sleep, paralysis

SR 28

Fort +25, Ref +18, Will +25

Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft.

Melee Bite +42 (4d6+12) and 2 Claws +40 (2d8+6) and 2 Wings +39 (2d6+6) and Tail Slap +39 (2d8+18)

Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)

Base Atk +33; Grp +57

Special Actions Snatch, breath weapon (60 ft. cone of repulsion gas or 120 ft. line of lightning 20d6, DC 33), crush 4d6+18 (DC 33), tail sweep 2d6+18 (DC 33), alternate form

Spell-like Abilities (CL 15):

At will—speak with animals

3/day—create food and water, fog cloud, detect thoughts, control water

The save DCs are Charisma-based

Typical Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 15):


Abilities Str 35, Dex 10, Con 25, Int 24, Wis 25, Cha 24

SQ water breathing

Feats Alertness, Blind-Fight, Empower Spell, Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Snatch, Weapon Focus (bite), Weapon Focus (claw), Wingover

Skills Concentration +39, Diplomacy +39, Disguise +39, Escape Artist +32, Intimidate +39, Knowledge (any 3) +43, Listen +45, Search +43, Sense Motive +39, Spot +45, Survival +38, Swim +43, Use Magic Device +39

Advancement 34-35 HD (Gargantuan)

Alternate Form (Su) The dragon can assume any animal or humanoid form of Medium size or smaller as a standard action three times per day. The dragon can remain in its animal or humanoid form until it chooses to assume a new one or return to its natural form.

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) Bronze dragons have two types of breath weapon, a line of lightning and a cone of repulsion gas. Creatures within the cone must succeed on a Will save or be compelled to do nothing but move away from the dragon for 1d6 rounds plus 1 round per age category of the dragon. This is a mind-affecting compulsion enchantment effect.

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.

Tail Sweep (Ex) This special attack allows a dragon of at least Gargantuan size to sweep with its tail as a standard action. The sweep affects a half-circle with a radius of 30 feet (or 40 feet for a Colossal dragon), extending from an intersection on the edge of the dragon's space in any direction. Creatures within the swept area are affected if they are four or more size categories smaller than the dragon. A tail sweep automatically deals the indicated damage plus 1-1/2 times the dragon's Strength bonus (round down). Affected creatures can attempt Reflex saves to take half damage (DC equal to that of the dragon's breath weapon).

Water Breathing (Ex) A bronze dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.

Skills Disguise, Swim, and Survival are considered class skills for bronze dragons.