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    Drake, Desert

    This sleek dragon has scales mottled in desert colors, lacks forelimbs, and sports massive wings on its lissome back.

    Desert Drake CR 8

    XP 4,800
    NE Large dragon (earth)
    Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent, tremorsense 30 ft.; Perception +12


    AC 21, touch 11, flat-footed 19 (+2 Dex, +10 natural, -1 size)
    hp 103 (9d12+45)
    Fort +11, Ref +8, Will +8
    Immune paralysis, sleep; Resist electricity 20


    Speed 30 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
    Melee bite +15 (2d6+9/19-20 plus 1d10 electricity), tail slap +9 (1d8+3 plus push)
    Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
    Special Attacks dazzling emergence, push (tail slap, 10 ft.), sandstorm breath, savage bite


    Str 22, Dex 15, Con 21, Int 8, Wis 11, Cha 12
    Base Atk +9; CMB +16; CMD 28
    Feats Dazzling Display, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (bite)
    Skills Fly +12, Intimidate +13, Perception +12, Stealth +10, Survival +12
    Languages Draconic
    SQ speed surge


    Dazzling Emergence (Ex)

    During a surprise round, a desert drake can use Dazzling Display as a standard action.

    Sandstorm Breath (Su)

    As a standard action, a desert drake can spit a ball of electrically charged sand that bursts into a cloud. This attack has a range of 60 feet and deals 3d6 points of damage plus 4d8 points of electricity damage in a 15-foot-radius spread (Reflex DC 19 for half). The cloud remains for 1d4 rounds, dealing no damage but otherwise acting as obscuring mist. Once a desert drake uses its breath, it cannot do so again for 1d6 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based.

    Savage Bite (Ex)

    A desert drake applies 1-1/2 times its Strength modifier to damage dealt with its bite attack, and it threatens a critical hit on a 19-20.

    Speed Surge (Ex)

    Three times per day as a swift action, a desert drake can draw on its draconic heritage for a boost of strength and speed that allows it to take an additional move action that round.