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Ancient Magma Dragon

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Recall Knowledge - Dragon (Arcana): DC 43

Ancient Magma DragonCreature 18

Source Pathfinder #148: Fires of the Haunted City pg. 81
Perception +33; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic, Ignan, Terran, Undercommon
Skills Acrobatics +28, Athletics +35, Deception +28, Intimidation +32, Nature +29, Stealth +28, Survival +29
Str +8, Dex +4, Con +6, Int +4, Wis +5, Cha +6
AC 42, Fort +33, Ref +31, Will +30; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 390; Immunities fire, paralyzed, sleep; Weaknesses cold 15
Frightful Presence (aura, emotion, fear, mental) 90 feet, DC 36
Wing Deflection ReactionReaction Trigger The dragon is targeted with an attack. Effect The dragon raises its wing, gaining a +2 circumstance bonus to AC against the triggering attack. If the dragon is Flying, it descends 10 feet after the attack.
Speed 50 feet, fly 200 feet; magma swim 50 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +36 (magical, reach 20 feet), Damage 3d12+20 piercing plus 4d6 fireMelee Single ActionSingle Action claw +36 (agile, magical, reach 15 feet), Damage 3d10+20 slashingMelee Single ActionSingle Action tail +34 (magical, reach 25 feet), Damage 3d12+18 bludgeoningMelee Single ActionSingle Action horns +34 (magical, reach 20 feet), Damage 2d12+18 piercingPrimal Innate Spells DC 40, attack +32; 9th fireball; 8th burning hands (at will), wall of fire (at will); Cantrips (9th) produce flame; Constant (4th) fire shield
Breath Weapon Two ActionsTwo Actions (evocation, fire, primal) The dragon breathes a blast of magma that deals 10d6 fire damage and 4d12 bludgeoning damage in a 60-foot cone (DC 42 basic Reflex save). It can’t use Breath Weapon again for 1d4 rounds.Draconic Frenzy Two ActionsTwo Actions The dragon makes two claw Strikes and one horns Strike in any order.Draconic Momentum The dragon recharges its Breath Weapon whenever it scores a critical hit with a Strike.Magma Swim A magma dragon’s swim Speed functions only when the dragon is swimming through magma or molten lava.Magma Tomb Two ActionsTwo Actions Once per day, the dragon can spit a molten boulder at a target within 120 feet. This deals 10d6 fire damage and 4d12 bludgeoning damage, with a DC 42 basic Reflex save. If the creature fails its save, it’s encased in magma that instantly cools and has Hardness 10, HP 40, and BT 20. The encased creature can’t breathe and is restrained.Volcanic Purge Single ActionSingle Action If the next action the dragon uses is Breath Weapon, the magma clings to those it damages. Each creature that fails its save against the Breath Weapon takes 4d6 persistent fire damage, and as long as it has this persistent fire damage, it also takes a –10-foot status penalty to its Speeds.

Sidebar - Advice and Rules Magma Dragon Spellcasters

To make a magma dragon spellcaster, remove the dragon’s Draconic Frenzy and draconic momentum abilities and give it the following spells. You can swap out any number of these with other primal spells, provided you keep the same number of spells for each level. You might also want to increase the dragon’s Wisdom or Charisma modifier by 1 or 2 to reflect its mastery of magic.

Young Magma Dragon
Primal Prepared Spells DC 28, attack +20; 4th stoneskin, wall of fire; 3rd fireball, haste, wall of wind; 2nd glitterdust, obscuring mist, restore senses; 1st air bubble, grease, pass without trace; Cantrips (5th) detect magic, electric arc, light, produce flame, read aura

Adult Magma Dragon
Primal Prepared Spells DC 33, attack +25; As young magma dragon, plus 6th chain lightning, true seeing; 5th cloudkill, prying eye; 4th solid fog; Cantrips (7th)

Ancient Magma Dragon
Primal Prepared Spells DC 42, attack +34; As adult magma dragon, plus 8th earthquake, horrid wilting, wind walk; 7th energy aegis, plane shift, volcanic eruption; 6th flesh to stone; Cantrips (9th)

All Monsters in "Dragon, Magma"

Adult Magma Dragon13
Ancient Magma Dragon18
Young Magma Dragon9

Dragon, Magma

Source Pathfinder #148: Fires of the Haunted City pg. 80
Magma dragons are considered unpredictable and brash by other dragons. They lair within volcanically active mountains and throughout the steaming, stony borderlands between the Plane of Fire and the Plane of Earth.

Sidebar - Locations Primal Dragons

Magma dragons belong to a caste of dragons known as primal dragons—massive scaled beings that hail from the Elemental Planes and the Plane of Shadow. Other primal dragons include power-hungry brine dragons from the Plane of Water, whimsical cloud dragons from the Plane of Air, haughty crystal dragons from the Plane of Earth, and sadistic umbral dragons from the Shadow Plane.