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Dragon, Grey

D&D 3e (3.0/3.5) Rules

by James O'Rance


Dragon (Air)
Climate/Terrain: Any land and underground
Organisation: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 1; very young 2; young 3; juvenile 5; young adult 8; adult 10; mature adult 12; old 15; very old 17; ancient 18; wyrm 19; great wyrm 21
Treasure: Double standard
Alignment: Usually neutral
Advancement: Wyrmling 4-5 HD (Tiny); very young 7-8 HD (Small), young 10-11 HD (Medium-size), juvenile 13-14 HD (Medium-size); young adult 16-17 HD (Large); adult 19-20 HD (Large); mature adult 22-23 HD (Huge); old 25-26 HD (Huge); very old 28-29 HD (Huge); ancient 31-32 HD (Huge); wyrm 34-35 HD (Gargantuan); great wyrm 37+ HD (Gargantuan)

Grey dragons (sometimes known as ethereal dragons) are reclusive creatures of neutrality that departed the material plane long ago. They have long necks, bony plates along their spines, and thick folds of skin over their golden eyes. In many other respects, seeing a grey dragon is often compared to glimpsing a white dragon through mist and fog; it is only on closer inspection that the observer realises that the mists surrounding a grey dragon are in fact a strange blurring effect around its body.

Grey dragons understand Dragonspeak and Sylvan; some of the younger dragons have learned some elven languages and even Common. They can communicate telepathically with any sentient creature within 100 feet.

Combat

Grey dragons do not enjoy combat, but will engage opponents in melee if forced to do so by their service to a greater power or by personal drives. Grey dragons are confident in their own abilities, but see no reason to fight unintelligently. They usually use their breath weapon and spell-like abilities to confuse and disorient opponents before making melee attacks, or retreat to the Ethereal plane briefly before returning to make a surprise attack.

Breath Weapon (Su): Grey dragons have two types of breath weapon, a line of sparkling light and a cone of disorienting mist. The beam of light sears creatures and results in the destruction of undead creatures specifically affected by sunlight if they fail their saves. The cone of mist blinds and disorients opponents, negating their sense of direction so that even the difference between up and down becomes uncertain. Creatures within the cone must succeed at a Will save or be blinded, fall prone, and be unable to stand for 1d6 rounds plus 1 round per age category of the dragon. This is a mind-affecting effect.

Spell-Like Abilities: At will — blur; 3/day — ethereal jaunt, fog cloud, plane shift; 1/day — acid fog, gaseous form.

Skills: Grey dragons receive one free rank in Knowledge (the planes) per Hit Die.

Grey Dragon Society

Grey dragons departed the material world of Krynn long ago, and now dwell in otherdimensional realms such as the Grey. A report regarding one such realm described the lairs of grey dragons there as black quartz mountains shrouded in grey fog; younger, less reclusive grey dragons prefer to linger in the elemental glades of fey beings.

Grey dragons bear a distant kinship with Astral dragons and with the celestial creatures known as ki-rin. They sometimes perform favours for powerful creatures of the divine realms; a few grey dragons patrol the borders between Krynn and planes such as the Grey, because they feel compelled to do so or for some overriding personal reason.

Grey Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice AC Att.
Bonus
Fort Ref Will Breath DC Fear DC SR
Wyrmling T 3d12+3 (22) 14 (+2 size, +2 natural) +5 +4 +3 +3 1d6 (12) - -
Very Young S 6d12+6 (45) 16 (+1 size, +5 natural) +8 +6 +5 +5 2d6 (14) - -
Young M 9d12+18 (76) 18 (+8 natural) +11 +8 +6 +6 3d6 (16) - -
Juvenile M 12d12+24 (102) 21 (+11 natural) +15 +10 +8 +8 4d6 (18) - -
Young Adult L 15d12+45 (142) 23 (-1 size, +14 natural) +18 +12 +9 +9 5d6 (20) 18 16
Adult L 18d12+72 (189) 26 (-1 size, +17 natural) +23 +15 +11 +11 6d6 (23) 21 18
Mature Adult H 21d12+105 (241) 28 (-2 size, +20 natural) +27 +17 +12 +13 7d6 (25) 23 20
Old H 24d12+120 (276) 31 (-2 size, +23 natural) +31 +19 +14 +15 8d6 (27) 25 21
Very Old H 27d12+162 (337) 34 (-2 size, +26 natural) +35 +21 +15 +17 9d6 (29) 27 23
Ancient H 30d12+180 (375) 37 (-2 size, +29 natural) +39 +23 +17 +19 10d6 (31) 29 24
Wyrm G 33d12+231 (445) 38 (-4 size, +32 natural) +41 +25 +18 +20 11d6 (33) 31 25
Great Wyrm G 36d12+288 (522) 41 (-4 size, +35 natural) +45 +28 +20 +24 12d6 (36) 34 27
Grey Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Special Abilities Caster Level
Wyrmling 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (average) 11 10 13 10 11 10 Sonic immunity, blur -
Very Young 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (average) 13 10 13 10 11 10 -
Young 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (average) 15 10 15 10 11 10 -
Juvenile 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (average) 17 10 15 12 11 12 Fog cloud 1st
Young Adult 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (average) 19 10 17 12 11 12 Damage Reduction 5/+1 3rd
Adult 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (average) 23 10 19 14 11 14 Ethereal jaunt 5th
Mature Adult 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (average) 27 10 21 16 13 16 Damage Reduction 10/+2 7th
Old 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (average) 29 10 21 16 13 16 Plane Shift 9th
Very Old 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (average) 31 10 23 18 15 18 Damage Reduction 15/+2 11th
Ancient 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (average) 33 10 23 18 15 18 Gaseous Form 13th
Wyrm 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (average) 35 10 25 18 15 20 Damage Reduction 20/+3 15th
Great Wyrm 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (average) 37 10 27 22 19 22 Acid Fog 17th
* Can also cast cleric spells and those from the Air, Magic and Travel domains as arcane spells.

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