Black dragons are evil-tempered, cunning, and malevolent. Especially fond of coins, they often question their humanoid prey about stockpiles of gold before killing them.
Alignment: chaotic evil
Armor class: 26
Hit points: 199
Attack bonus: +23/+18/+13/+8
Damage: d8 +6 / d8 +6 / 2d6 +6 (claw / claw / bite creature weapons)
Hit dice (level): 19
Challenge rating: 13
Spell resistance: 18
Damage reduction: 5/+1
Trained skills:(‡) concentration (24), listen (22), persuade (9), search (20), spot (22)
Feats: alertness, cleave, darkvision, knockdown, power attack, weapon proficiency (creature)
Standard loot: dragon blood
Special abilities Edit
An adult black dragon has the usual dragon immunities to paralysis, mind-affecting, and sneak attack, and it has permanent true seeing.
This creature can use its acid dragon breath thrice per day, and aura of dragon fear once per day. It can also cast magic missile twice per day and darkness and daze thrice per day as spell-like abilities with a caster level of 3.
See also: wyrmling black dragon, old black dragon, ancient black dragon