3.5e Dragon Instructions

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Editing Instructions[edit]

In the text area at the bottom of this page, fill in the values after the equal signs, and replace the comments (the text starting with <!-- and ending with -->) with your own descriptive text.

Some of the parameters are numbered from 1 to 12 (e.g. cr1, cr2,... cr12) Each number represents a dragon age category: 1 = wyrmling, 2 = very young, 3 = young, 4 = juvenile, 5 = young adult, 6 = adult, 7 = mature adult, 8 = old, 9 = very old, 10 = ancient, 11 = wyrm, 12 = great wyrm.

Be sure to create additional category tags, to indicate Type, Subtype(s), Challenge rating and Level Adjustment to help make your creature easier to find.

The following examples use the steel dragon from an article on WotC's D&D site.

Type: Dragon (air)
Environment: Any city (rarely any hill, plain, or forest)
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young: solitary (with humanoid companions) or clutch (2-5); juvenile, young adult, adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, great wyrm: solitary (with humanoid companions)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 2; very young 3; young 3; juvenile 5; young adult 7; adult 8; mature adult 11; old 12; very old 13; ancient 15; wyrm 16; great wyrm 18
Treasure: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, young adult: standard; adult, mature adult, old: double standard; very old, ancient, wyrm, great wyrm: triple standard
Alignment: Usually lawful neutral, often lawful good
Advancement: Wyrmling 5-6 HD; very young 8-9 HD; young 11-12 HD; juvenile 14-15 HD; young adult 17-18 HD; adult 20-21 HD; mature adult 23-24 HD; old 26-27 HD; very old 29-30 HD; ancient 32-33 HD; wyrm 35-36 HD; great wyrm 38-40 HD
Level Adjustment:
Steel Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Breath Weapon (DC) Frightful Presence DC
Wyrmling S 4d12+4 (30) 11 10 13 10 11 12 +4/+0 +5 +5 +4 +4 1d6 (13)
Very young S 7d12+7 (52) 13 10 13 12 13 12 +7/+4 +9 +6 +5 +6 2d6 (14)
Young M 10d12+20 (85) 15 10 15 14 13 14 +10/+12 +12 +9 +7 +8 3d6 (17)
Juvenile M 13d12+26 (110) 17 10 15 16 15 14 +13/+16 +16 +10 +8 +10 4d6 (18)
Young adult M 16d12+48 (152) 19 10 17 18 15 16 +16/+20 +20 +13 +10 +12 5d6 (21) 21
Adult L 19d12+57 (180) 21 10 17 20 19 16 +19/+28 +23 +14 +11 +15 6d6 (22) 22
Mature adult L 22d12+88 (231) 23 10 19 20 19 18 +22/+31 +26 +17 +13 +17 7d6 (25) 25
Old L 25d12+100 (262) 25 10 19 22 21 18 +25/+36 +31 +18 +14 +19 8d6 (26) 26
Very old H 28d12+140 (322) 27 10 21 22 23 20 +28/+44 +34 +21 +16 +22 9d6 (29) 29
Ancient H 31d12+186 (387) 29 10 23 24 25 20 +31/+48 +38 +23 +17 +24 10d6 (31) 30
Wyrm H 34d12+238 (459) 31 10 25 24 25 22 +34/+52 +42 +26 +19 +26 11d6 (34) 33
Great wyrm H 37d12+296 (536) 33 10 27 26 27 24 +37/+56 +46 +28 +20 +28 12d6 (36) 35


Steel Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster Level SR
Wyrmling 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (average),
swim 30 ft.
+0 14 (+1 size, +3 natural), touch 11,
flat-footed 14
Polymorph, poison resistance 1st 16
Very young 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (average),
swim 30 ft.
+0 17 (+1 size, +6 natural), touch 11,
flat-footed 17
Minor arcane shield 3rd 18
Young 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor),
swim 30 ft.
+0 19 (+9 natural), touch 10,
flat-footed 19
Moderate arcane shield 5th 20
Juvenile 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor),
swim 30 ft.
+0 22 (+12 natural), touch 10,
flat-footed 22
Enthrall 7th 22
Young adult 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor),
swim 30 ft.
+0 25 (+15 natural), touch 10,
flat-footed 25
Damage reduction 5/magic 9th 24
Adult 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor),
swim 30 ft.
+0 27 (-1 size, +18 natural), touch 9,
flat-footed 27
Charm person 11th 26
Mature adult 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor),
swim 30 ft.
+0 30 (-1 size, +21 natural), touch 9,
flat-footed 30
Damage reduction 10/magic 13th 28
Old 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor),
swim 30 ft.
+0 33 (-2 size, +24 natural), touch 9,
flat-footed 33
Suggestion 15th 30
Very old 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor),
swim 30 ft.
+0 35 (-2 size, +27 natural), touch 8,
flat-footed 35
Damage reduction 15/magic 17th 32
Ancient 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor),
swim 30 ft.
+0 38 (-2 size, +30 natural), touch 8,
flat-footed 38
Mass suggestion 19th 34
Wyrm 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (poor),
swim 30 ft.
+0 41 (-4 size, +33 natural), touch 8,
flat-footed 41
Damage reduction 20/magic 20th 36
Great wyrm 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (poor),
swim 30 ft.
+0 44 (-4 size, +36 natural), touch 8,
flat-footed 44
Mass charm 21st 38

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