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River Dragon, Wyrmling

Scales of sparkling blue protect this powerful dragon. The scalding hot water it spits boils its dinner alive.

Wyrmling River Dragon CR 3

XP 800
CN Tiny Dragon (aquatic, fire)
Init +7; Senses dragon senses; Perception +8

 DEFENSE

AC 19, touch 15, flat-footed 16 (+3 Dex, +4 natural, +2 size)
hp 30 (4d12+4)
Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +5
Immune fire, dragon traits
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold

 OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d4)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft. (5 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (30-ft. line, DC 12, 2d6 fire)

 STATISTICS

Str 11, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 9, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +4; CMB +5; CMD 15 (19 vs, trip)
Feats Athletic, Improved Initiative
Skills Knowledge (nature) +6, Perception +8, Stealth +18, Survival +8, Swim +17; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Draconic
SQ air breathing

 SPECIAL ABILITIES

Air Breathing (Ex)

The river dragon can breathe air just as naturally as water. This dragon can freely use its breath weapon, spells and other abilities in both air and water.

Editor's Notes

Unlike most dragons, the river dragon lacks several key attacks, including claws, wings, crush, and tail sweep.  GM's may wish to reduce the creature's CR by 1 to reflect this reduced combat capability.