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Dracolich Hex Dragon

Very Old Hex Dragon Dracolich
NE Huge dragon (Earth)
Init +4; Senses blindsense 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., keen senses; Listen +39, Spot +39
Auras frightful presence (270 ft. radius, DC 33)
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic, Elven, Giant, Infernal, Orc, Undercommon

AC 36 (-4 size, +0 Dex, +28 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 36
hp 616 (28 HD); DR 10/magic and 5/bludgeoning
Immune cold, disease, electricity, paralysis, poison, polymorph, sleep; undead traits; SR 27
Resist +4 versus death effects, enchantments, and negative energy
Fort +21, Ref +16, Will +24
Speed 40 ft. (8 squares), fly 100 ft. (good), burrow 40 ft.
Melee bite +32 (2d6+6 plus 1d6 cold plus paralysis) and 2 claws +30 (1d8+3 plus 1d6 cold plus paralysis) and 2 wings +30 (1d6+3 plus 1d6 cold plus paralysis) and tail slap +30 (1d8+9 plus 1d6 cold plus paralysis)
Space/Reach 20 ft.; 10 ft. (15 ft. with tail, 20 ft. with bite)
Base Atk +28; Grp +46
Atk Options Flyby Attack, Power Attack, Snatch
Special Actions breath weapon, paralyzing gaze, retributive curse
Spells known (Sorcerer, CL 19th, +26 ranged touch):
7th (5/day, DC 26) - greater stunning breath, greater teleport
6th (7/day, DC 25) - analyze dweomer, disintegrate, greater dispel magic
5th (8/day, DC 24) - draconic might, sending, superior magic fang, wall of force
4th (8/day, DC 23) - Evardís black tentacles, fire shield, greater invisibility, stoneskin
3rd (8/day, DC 22) - haste, protection from energy, slow, stinking cloud
2nd (8/day, DC 21) - detect thoughts, glitterdust, magic mouth, masochism, sadism
1st (9/day, DC 20) - alarm, burning hands, identify, mage armor, magic missile
0 (6/day, DC 19) - acid splash, arcane mark, dancing lights, detect magic, flare, ghost sound, message, prestidigitation, read magic
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 19th)
At will - deathwatch
3/day (DC 22) - suggestion
1/day (DC 26) - geas/quest, mass hold person
1/3 days - control undead (the dracolich cannot cast other spells while this ability is in effect)

Abilities Str 23, Dex 10, Con -, Int 22, Wis 26, Cha 29
SQ Alternate form, invulnerability, unholy toughness, vile resistances
Feats Extend Spell, Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Practised Spellcaster (sorcerer), Shape Breath, Snatch, Wingover
Skills Concentration +31, Diplomacy +42, Intimidate +40, Knowledge (arcana) +37, Knowledge (history) +37, Knowledge (religion) +37, Listen +39, Listen +39, Search +37, Sense Motive +39, Spellcraft +39 (+41 involving scrolls), Spot +39, Spot +39, Use Magic Device +40 (+42 deciphering scrolls)
Alternate Form (Su): The dragon can assume another form 3 times per day as a standard action. It can assume the form of any animal or humanoid creature of size Medium or smaller.
Breath Weapon (Su): 120-ft. line, contact poison, Fortitude DC 33 neg., initial and secondary damage 2d6 Con.
Paralyzing Gaze (Su): Its gaze can paralyze within 40 feet who fail a DC 33 Fortitude save. If the saving throw is successful, the victim is forever immune to its gaze. If it fails, the victim is paralyzed for 2d6 rounds. The save DC is Cha-based.
Paralysis (Su): Any creature struck by one of its physical attacks must make a DC 33 Fortitude save or be paralyzed for 2d6 rounds. The save DC is Cha-based.
Retributive Curse (Su): On any round in which the hex dragon is injured (taking hit point or ability damage), the dragon may curse one of the opponents who injured it as a free action. Choose one effect from the four below (Will DC 33 negates):
  • Sickness - Target is sickened for 1d4 rounds
  • Agony - Target is nauseated for 1d4 rounds
  • Blindness - Target is permanently blinded
  • Insanity - Target becomes permanently confused (as per the insanity spell)
Should the dragon be killed or reduced to negative hit points, it reflexively unleashes a death curse against all creatures within a 100-ft. radius (all the creatures must save as above against one effect).
Unholy Toughness (Ex): The dracolich gains a bonus to its hit points equal to its Charisma modifier x its Hit Dice.

CR 22

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Race keywords: Dracolich, Dracolich, Hex Dragon, Dragon, Dragon, Dracolich, Dragon, Hex, Hex Dragon, Hex Dragon, Dracolich
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Sourcebooks: Book of Vile Darkness, Draconomicon, Dragon Magazine: 343, Monster Manual

— Contributed by ericthecleric


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