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Gold Dragon, Young

Young Gold Dragon CR 11

XP 12,800
LG Large dragon (fire)
Init +1; Senses dragon senses, Perception +22


AC 23, touch 10, flat-footed 22; (+1 Dex, +13 natural, –1 size)
hp 126 (12d12+48)
Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +13
Immune fire, paralysis, sleep
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold


Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +18 (2d6+10), 2 claws +18 (1d8+7/19–20), 2 wings +16 (1d6+3), tail +16 (1d8+10)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. cone, DC 20, 6d10 fire), weakening breath
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +15)

At will—detect evil

Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +4)

1st (4/day)—mage armor, shield
0 (at will)—detect magic, light, mending, stabilize

Str 25, Dex 12, Con 19, Int 16, Wis 17, Cha 16
Base Atk +12; CMB +20; CMD 31 (35 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Improved Critical (claw), Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Diplomacy +18, Fly +10, Heal +18, Knowledge (local, religion) +18, Perception +22, Sense Motive +22, Spellcraft +18, Swim +30
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, Halfling


Change Shape (Su)

A very young or older gold dragon can assume any animal or humanoid form three times per day as if using polymorph.

Detect Gems (Sp)

A young or older gold dragon can detect gems three times per day. This functions as locate object, but can only be used to locate gemstones.

Fast Flight (Ex)

A young or older gold dragon is treated as one size category larger when determining his fly speed.

Weakening Breath (Su)

Instead of a cone of fire, a gold dragon can breathe a cone of weakening gas. Creatures within the cone must succeed on a Fortitude save or take 1 point of Strength damage per age category (Will save half).