Large Dragon

CR 11

HD 17d12+68; hp 178

Init +0

Speed 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.

AC 26, touch 20, flat-footed 26

Attack: bite +23 (2d6+7)

Full Attack: bite +23 (2d6+7), 2 claws +18 (1d8+3), 2 wings +18 (1d6+3), and 1 tail slap +18 (1d8+10)

SA Breath Weapon, spell-like abilities, spells

SQ: damage reduction 5/+1, darkvision 120 ft., immunity to acid, fire, sleep, and paralysis, water breathing


SV Fort +14, Ref +11, Will +12

Str 25, Dex 10, Con 19, Int 13, Wis 14, Cha 13

Feats: Flyby Attack, Hover, Inproved Initiative, Power Attack, Wingover

Skills: Hide +14, Move Silently +10.

Breath Weapon (Su): A tiger dragon has one type of breath weapon, a cone of acidic, black fire (5d10 fire, 5d6 acid). Save for half damage versus DC 24.

Water Breathing (Ex): The dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.

Charm Reptiles (Sp): The dragon can use this ability three times per day. It operates as a mass charm spell that works only on reptilian animals. The dragon can communicate with any charmed reptiles as though casting a speak with animals spell.

Other Spell-Like Abilities: 3/day-darkness (radius 10 feet per age category) and insect plague; 1/day-find the path and plant growth.

Spells: as a 3rd level sorcer.

This hybrid dragon was created as a mating of a red and black dragon. Typically, these dragon types don't make, but in this rare case, a male red dragon was able to dominate a female black dragon long enough to produce these unique offspring.

In my campaign, the high-level players found several of these "tiger" dragons in a lair where they were expecting to find a very old black dragon. The black dragon had been killed years ago, but its offspring continued to grow in an uninhabited swamp until they were discovered by adventurers looking for a dragon's horde.