Hissing green acid drips from the fanged maw of this black-scaled, horned dragon.
Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
At will—darkness (70-ft. radius)
Spells Known (CL 5th, concentration +7)
2nd (5/day)—blur, summon swarm
1st (7/day)—alarm, mage armor, magic missile, obscuring mist
0 (at will)—dancing lights, detect magic, mending, message, read magic, prestidigitation
Str 27, Dex 12, Con 21, Int 14, Wis 17, Cha 14
Once per day an adult or older black dragon can stagnate 10 cubic feet of still water, making it foul and unable to support water-breathing life. The ability spoils liquids containing water. Liquid-based magic items (such as potions) and items in a creature’s possession must succeed on a Will save (DC equal to the dragon’s frightful presence) or become ruined. This ability is the equivalent of a 1st-level spell. Its range is equal to that of the dragon’s frightful presence.
A young or older black dragon gains the constant spell-like ability to speak with reptiles. This functions as speak with animals, but only with reptilian animals.
A very young or older black dragon can move through bogs and quicksand without penalty at its normal speed.
A black dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.