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Dragon (Green)

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 96
Strange shapes dart about within the acrid fog surrounding this green-scaled dragon, and a large horn rises from its snout.

True dragons are divided into two broad categories: chromatic and metallic. Chromatic dragons are almost universally evil, seeking only to slake their endless lust for food, treasure, and bloodshed. Metallic dragons are generally good and often protect the lands under their care.

Age Categories

Many of a true dragon's abilities, attacks, and other statistics improve as a dragon grows older. These increases are divided into 12 age categories—as a dragon ages, its base statistics change as noted on the Dragon Age Categories table.

Age Category Age in Years CR Size Hit Dice Natural Armor Breath Weapon
1 Wyrmling0–5BaseBaseBaseBaseBase
2 Very young6–15Base + 2Base + 1Base + 2Base + 3Base × 2
3 Young16–25Base + 4Base + 2Base + 4Base + 6Base × 3
4 Juvenile26–50Base + 5Base + 2Base + 6Base + 9Base × 4
5 Young adult51–100Base + 7Base + 3Base + 8Base + 12Base × 5
6 Adult101–200Base + 8Base + 3Base + 10Base + 15Base × 6
7 Mature adult201–400Base + 9Base + 3Base + 12Base + 18Base × 7
8 Old401–600Base + 11Base + 4Base + 14Base + 21Base × 8
9 Very old601–800Base + 12Base + 4Base + 16Base + 24Base × 9
10 Ancient801–1,000Base + 13Base + 4Base + 18Base + 27Base × 10
11 Wyrm1,001–1,200Base + 14Base + 4Base + 20Base + 30Base × 11
12 Great wyrm1,201+Base + 16Base + 5Base + 22Base + 33Base × 12

Age Category: This is the age category's name.
Age in Years: This is the dragon's actual age.
CR: This column modifies the dragon's base CR.
Size: This shows how many size categories by which to increase the dragon's base size, depending on its age (from Tiny to Small, Small to Medium, and so on). A true dragon does not gain the standard increases to ability scores when it achieves a larger size—instead, true dragons gain ability score increases according to their age category, as indicated on the Dragon Ability Scores table.
Hit Dice: This shows how many additional Hit Dice a dragon gains over its base Hit Dice as it grows. Increases to Hit Dice grant extra hit points, feats, and skill ranks as well as increase the dragon's base attack bonus and base save bonuses. Dragons have skill ranks equal to 6 + their Intelligence modifier per Hit Die. A dragon's increases to ability scores for gaining Hit Dice are included in the total ability score increases (see the Dragon Ability Scores table).
Natural Armor: This shows by what amount the dragon's base natural armor bonus increases with each age category.
Breath Weapon: Each dragon has a breath weapon (see Combat) that deals a base amount of damage. This multiplier increases the number of dice of damage dealt by the dragon's breath weapon. For example, a mature adult dragon with a base breath weapon that deals 2d6 acid damage would deal 14d6 acid damage (due to the ×7 multiplier).

Age Category Str Dex Con Int Wis Chr
1 WyrmlingBaseBaseBaseBaseBaseBase
2 Very youngBase + 4Base – 2Base + 2Base + 2Base + 2Base + 2
3 YoungBase + 8Base – 2Base + 4Base + 2Base + 2Base + 2
4 JuvenileBase + 10Base – 2Base + 6Base + 4Base + 4Base + 4
5 Young adultBase + 12Base – 4Base + 6Base + 4Base + 4Base + 4
6 AdultBase + 14Base – 4Base + 8Base + 6Base + 6Base + 6
7 Mature adultBase + 16Base – 4Base + 8Base + 6Base + 6Base + 6
8 OldBase + 18Base – 6Base + 10Base + 8Base + 8Base + 8
9 Very oldBase + 20Base – 6Base + 10Base + 8Base + 8Base + 8
10 AncientBase + 22Base – 6Base + 12Base + 10Base + 10Base + 10
11 WyrmBase + 24Base – 8Base + 12Base + 10Base + 10Base + 10
12 Great wyrmBase + 26Base – 8Base + 14Base + 12Base + 12Base + 12

Combat

The Dragon Attacks and Speeds table lists the attacks a dragon can employ and the damage it deals (a dash indicates that a dragon of that size does not possess that natural attack). Other abilities described here are gained by dragons when they reach a specific age category.

Size Fly Speed (maneuverability) 1 Bite 2 Claws 2 Wings 1 Tail Slap 1 Crush 1 Tail Sweep Breath Weapon
Line Cone
Tiny100 ft. (average)1d41d330 ft.15 ft.
Small150 ft. (average)1d61d440 ft.20 ft.
Medium150 ft. (average)1d81d61d460 ft.30 ft.
Large200 ft. (poor)2d61d81d61d880 ft.40 ft.
Huge200 ft. (poor)2d82d61d82d62d8100 ft.50 ft.
Gargantuan250 ft. (clumsy)4d62d82d62d84d62d6120 ft.60 ft.
Colossal250 ft. (clumsy)4d84d62d84d64d82d8140 ft.70 ft.

Fly Speed: A dragon's fly speed increases as indicated, according to its size.
Bite: This is a primary attack that deals the indicated damage plus 1-1/2 times the dragon's Strength bonus (even though it has more than one attack). A dragon's bite attack has reach as if the creature were one size category larger (+10 feet for Colossal dragons).
Claws: These primary attacks deal the indicated damage plus the dragon's Strength bonus.
Wings: The dragon can slam foes with its wings, even when flying. Wing attacks are secondary attacks that deal the indicated damage plus 1/2 the dragon's Strength bonus.
Tail Slap: The dragon can slap one foe each round with its tail. A tail slap is a secondary attack that deals the indicated damage plus 1-1/2 times the dragon's Strength bonus (this is an exception to the normal secondary attack rules).
Crush (Ex): A flying or jumping Huge or larger dragon can land on foes 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. A crush attack affects as many creatures as fit in the dragon's space. 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, it must succeed at a combat maneuver check as normal. Pinned foes take damage from the crush each round if they don't escape. A crush attack deals the indicated damage plus 1-1/2 times the dragon's Strength bonus.
Tail Sweep (Ex): This allows a Gargantuan or larger dragon 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).
Breath Weapon (Su): Using a breath weapon is a standard action. A dragon can use its breath weapon once every 1d4 rounds, even if it possesses more than one breath weapon. A breath weapon always starts at an intersection adjacent to the dragon and extends in a direction of the dragon's choice. Breath weapons come in two shapes, lines and cones, whose areas vary with the dragon's size. If a breath weapon deals damage, those caught in the area can attempt Reflex saves to take half damage. The save DC against a breath weapon is 10 + 1/2 dragon's HD + dragon's Con modifier. Saves against various breath weapons use the same DC; the type of saving throw is noted in the variety descriptions. A dragon can use its breath weapon when it is grappling or being grappled.

Additional Dragon Rules

Dragon Senses (Ex): Dragons have darkvision 120 ft. and blindsense 60 ft. They see four times as well as a human in dim light and twice as well in normal light.
Frightful Presence (Ex): A dragon's frightful presence has a range equal to 30 feet × the dragon's age category, but otherwise functions as detailed in the Universal Monster Rules.
Spells: A dragon knows and casts arcane spells as a sorcerer of the level indicated in its specific description. Its caster level depends on its age, as shown for each type.
Spell-Like Abilities: A dragon's caster level for its spell-like abilities is equal to its total Hit Dice.
Damage Reduction: Dragons gain damage reduction as they age, as indicated on each dragon's specific entry. Their natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
Immunities (Ex): Every dragon is immune to sleep and paralysis. In addition, a dragon is immune to one or two additional forms of attack no matter what its age, as given in its description.
Spell Resistance (Ex): As dragons grow older, they become more resistant to spells and spell-like abilities, as indicated in the dragon descriptions. A dragon's SR is equal to 11 + its CR.

Green Dragon

LE dragon (air)

Base Statistics

CR 4; Size Small; Hit Dice 5d12
Speed 40 ft., swim 40 ft.
Natural Armor +4; Breath Weapon cone, 2d6 acid
Str 13, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 10

Ecology

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Special Abilities

Awaken Treants (Su) A great wyrm dragon can call on the forest itself to aid it, animating a number of trees to serve as treants to protect it. These treants can be called from any Huge or larger living tree. A green dragon can create a single treant as a standard action, up to a total of 4 treants per day. These treants remain animated for up to 1 hour, at which time they revert to being ordinary trees.
Camouflage (Ex) An old or older green dragon can use Stealth to hide in any sort of natural terrain, even if the terrain does not grant cover or concealment.
Miasma (Su) An ancient or older green dragon can use its breath weapon to create a cloud of acid as a standard action that deals damage to any creature inside it. The cloud moves with the dragon and has a radius of 20 feet. When it's created, anyone inside this area takes an amount of damage equal to half the dragon's breath weapon, with a Reflex save for half damage. The number of damage dice rolled is halved each round until the result would be less than 1d6. Any creature that starts its turn inside the cloud takes damage, but can make a Reflex save for half. A strong wind, such as that created by a gust of wind, disperses the cloud in 1 round.
Spell-Like Abilities (Sp) A green dragon gains the following spell-like abilities, usable at will upon reaching the listed age category. Young—entangle; Juvenile—charm person; Adult—suggestion; Old—plant growth; Ancient—dominate person; Great wyrm—command plants.
Trackless Step (Ex) An adult or older green dragon does not leave a trail in natural surroundings and cannot be tracked. A green dragon can choose to leave a trail, if it so desires.
Water Breathing (Ex) A green dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.
Woodland Stride (Ex) A very young or older green dragon can move through any sort of foliage at full speed without taking damage or suffering impairment. Areas of foliage that have been magically manipulated affect it normally.

Age CategorySpecial AbilitiesCaster Level
WyrmlingImmunity to acid, water breathing
Very youngWoodland stride
YoungEntangle
JuvenileFrightful presence, charm person1st
Young adultDR 5/magic, spell resistance3rd
AdultTrackless step, suggestion5th
Mature adultDR 10/magic7th
OldCamouflage, plant growth9th
Very oldDR 15/magic11th
AncientMiasma, dominate person13th
WyrmDR 20/magic15th
Great wyrmAwaken treants, command plants17th

Creatures in Mythic "Dragon (Green)" Category

NameCRMR
Very Old Green Dragon208

Dragon (Green), Very Old Green Dragon

Mythic Very Old Green Dragon CR 20/MR 8

Source Mythic Adventures pg. 189
XP 307,200
LE Gargantuan dragon (air, mythic)
Init –1; Senses blindsense 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision, greensight; Perception +32
Aura frightful presence (270 ft., DC 26)

Defense

AC 41, touch 5, flat-footed 41 (–1 Dex, +36 natural, –4 size)
hp 342 (21d12+206); fast healing 5
Fort +18, Ref +11, Will +18
Defensive Abilities dragon blood (2d6 acid); DR 15/epic and magic; Immune acid, dragon traits, paralysis, poison, sleep; SR 31

Offense

Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 40 ft.
Melee bite +30 (4d6+19/18–20 plus grab), 2 claws +30 (2d8+13/18–20), tail slap +28 (2d8+19), 2 wings +28 (2d6+6)
Space 20 ft., Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. cone, 18d6 acid damage, Reflex DC 26 half, usable every 1d4 rounds), crush, delirious breath, dragon fury (2d6 acid), mythic power (8/day, surge +1d10), swallow whole (2d6 bludgeoning and 2d6 acid damage, AC 24, 34 hp), tail sweep (DC 26, 2d6+19)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 21st; concentration +27)
At will—arcane eye, charm person (DC 17), entangle (DC 17), plant growth, suggestion (DC 19)
Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 11th; concentration +17)
5th (5)—polymorph, teleport
4th (7)—dimension door, ice storm, scrying (DC 20)
3rd (7)—dispel magic, displacement, haste
2nd (8)—alter self, detect thoughts (DC 18), locate object, mirror image, see invisibility
1st (8)—magic missile, shield, silent image (DC 17), summon monster I, ventriloquism (DC 17)

Statistics

Str 37, Dex 8, Con 23, Int 18, Wis 19, Cha 22
Base Atk +21; CMB +38 (+42 grapple); CMD 47 (51 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Blinding Critical, Cleave, Critical FocusM, Flyby Attack, Great Cleave, Improved Critical (bite)M, Improved Critical (claws)M, Iron WillM, Multiattack, Power Attack
Skills Fly +9, Knowledge (arcana, local, and naturel) +28, Perception +32, Sense Motive +6, Spellcraft +28, Stealth +11, Survival +28, Swim +45, Use Magic Device +30
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, Giant, Sylvan
SQ camouflage, dragon cantrips, trackless step, water breathing, woodland stride

Ecology

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Special Abilities

Camouflage (Ex) The dragon can use Stealth to hide in any sort of natural terrain, even if the terrain does not grant cover or concealment.

Delirious Breath (Su) Creatures who fail their saves against the dragon’s breath weapon are either confused or nauseated for 1 round. The dragon chooses which effect to apply when it uses its breath weapon, and it can use only one effect per breath.

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

Description

A mythic green dragon embodies the confusion and fear of becoming lost in a strange forest. It stalks its prey with surprising stealth and subterfuge, preferring the taste of terrified, maddened creatures.