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: 32
Hit points: 287
Attack bonus: +30/+25/+20/+15
Damage: 2d6 +9 / 2d6 +9 / 2d8 +9 (claw / claw / bite creature weapons)
Hit dice (level): 25
Challenge rating: 17
Spell resistance: 22
Damage reduction: 10/+1
Trained skills:(‡) concentration (27), listen (29), search (27), spot (29)
Feats: alertness, cleave, darkvision, improved critical (creature), knockdown, power attack, weapon proficiency (creature)
Standard loot: dragon blood
Special abilities Edit
An old 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 fireball and lightning bolt twice per day and darkness thrice per day as spell-like abilities with a caster level of 7.
See also: wyrmling black dragon, adult black dragon, ancient black dragon