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Young Brass Dragon

Young Brass Dragon

Large dragon
Challenge
6

STR
4
DEX
2
CON
3
INT
1
WIS
0
CHA
2

110
13d10+39
20
Soak
2
Fort
+5
Ref
+5
Will
+3
Defense note natural armor
Damage immunities fire
Condition immunities burning

Speed 8 m., burrow 4 m., fly 20 m.
Skills Athletics +6 (17), Brawn +6 (17), Insight +0 (11), Lore (civilization) +1 (12), Perception +2 (13), Persuasion +4 (15), Primal (Cha) +4 (15), Stealth +4 (15)
Senses blindsight 5 m., darkvision 20 m.
Languages Common, Draconic

Maneuvers. The young brass dragon uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 15). It has 6 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 2, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total stamina dice when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: dive attack, fearsome beast, fountain of blood, knockback (Claw only), spring attack, swipe (Claw only)

Spellcasting. The young brass dragon uses Primal (Cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 13, +4 to hit with spell attacks). It has 3 mana, a mana limit of 1, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total mana when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

Cantrips (at will, 8th-level spellcaster): cauterize wound, frighten, lullaby, mold sand, produce flame

1 mana: burning hands, command, fear, fiery rebuke, immolation, locate water, sand cloud, sandblast, scorching bolts, sleep, slipsand

Actions (3)

Bite (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 15 (2d10 + 4) piercing damage.

Claw (2/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) slashing damage.

Fire Breath (Costs 2 actions; Recharge 5–6). The young brass dragon exhales fire in a 5-meter cone or line. Each creature in that area must make a Difficulty 14 Reflex saving throw. On a failure, a creature takes 45 (13d6) fire damage and is burning 2. On a success, a creature takes half as much damage and isn’t burning.

Sleep Breath. The young brass dragon exhales sleep gas in a 5-meter cone or line. Each creature in that area must succeed on a Difficulty 14 Fortitude saving throw or fall unconscious for 10 minutes. This effect ends for a creature if the creature takes damage or someone uses an action to wake it.

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Maneuvers

As an action while flying, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 3 meters in a straight line angled downwards toward a creature, you can make an Attack action with a melee weapon attack against it.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and you don’t provoke opportunity attacks when you fly out of the creature’s reach.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you roar, rear up, flex your wings, or do another similar movement that frightens creatures. Each creature of your choice that is not a construct or an undead in a sphere around you must succeed on a Will saving throw or become frightened of you for the duration or until you are incapacitated.

While frightened by this maneuver, a creature must move at least half its speed away from you by the safest available route at the start of each of its turns, unless there is nowhere to move. If the creature ends its turn in a location where it doesn’t have line of sight to you, the creature can can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As a reaction, which you use when you hit a creature with a melee weapon attack and reduce it to 0 health, you can rip into your foe as it drops. Each creature of your choice in a sphere twice as big as normal around you must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, a creature is frightened of you until the end of your next turn.

As an action, make a weapon attack to knock the creature back.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and if the creature is your size or smaller, it must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or you push it 4 meters away from you.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage, push the creature an additional meter, and target a creature of a larger size for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 3 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a weapon attack with a melee weapon with a natural weapon that deals slashing damage and then swipe through the target. Each creature within 1 meter of the target and within your weapon’s reach must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes slashing damage equal to the stamina die.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

Spells

As an action, you sear the wounds of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw. If the creature is at full health, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 fire damage and can’t regain health until the end of its next turn. If the creature is alive and has 0 health, it becomes stable. If the creature is currently bleeding, the bleeding stops.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

You can increase this spell’s damage by 1d6 when you reach 9th level (2d6) and 17th level (3d6).

As an action, you can frighten a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d3 psychic damage and is frightened of you until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d3 when you reach 9th level (2d3) and 17th level (3d3).

As an action, you sing a lullaby to a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw. If the creature is a construct or an undead, can’t hear you, or is immune to being charmed, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it becomes tired and delirious as its speed is reduced by 2 meters, it can’t take reactions, and it has disadvantage on ability checks until the end of its next turn.

This spell ends for a creature if it takes damage or someone uses an action to shake or slap it awake. Additionally, the creature can repeat the saving throw if it hears an extraordinarily loud noise such as the thunderwave spell, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As an action, you choose a portion of dirt or sand that you can see within 5 meters and that fits within a 1-meter cube. You manipulate it in one of the following ways:

  • If you target an area of loose earth or sand, you can hurl it. Make a ranged spell attack against a creature within 5 meters. On a hit, the target takes 1d8 bludgeoning damage. On a miss by 4 or less, the target takes half as much damage.
  • If you target an area of loose earth or sand, you can instantaneously excavate it, move it along the ground, and deposit it up to 1 meter away. This movement doesn’t involve enough force to cause damage. This can be used to create a small foxhole with half cover.
  • You cause shapes, colors, or both to appear on the dirt or sand, spelling out words, creating images, or shaping patterns. The changes last for 1 hour.
  • If the dirt or sand you target is on the ground, you cause it to become difficult terrain. Alternatively, you can cause the ground to become normal terrain if it is already difficult terrain. This change lasts for 1 hour.

If you cast this spell multiple times, you can have no more than two of its non-instantaneous effects active at a time, and you can dismiss such an effect on your turn (no action required).

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d8 when you reach 9th level (2d8) and 17th level (3d8).

5 minutes

As an action, a flickering flame appears in your hand. The flame remains there for the duration and harms neither you nor your equipment. The flame sheds bright light in a 1-meter radius and dim light for an additional 1 meter.

When you cast this spell, or as an action on a later turn, you can form the flame into a blade and swing it at a creature or hurl the flame at a creature within 10 meters. Make a melee or ranged spell attack against the target.

On a hit, it takes 1d8 fire damage.

On a critical hit, it takes twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, it takes half as much damage.

The spell ends if you dismiss it on your turn (no action required), if you cast it again, or if you end your turn without the flame in your hand. A flammable object hit by this spell ignites if it isn’t being worn or carried.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d8 when you reach 9th level (2d8) and 17th level (3d8).

As an action, you hold your hands with thumbs touching and fingers spread as a thin sheet of flames shoots forth from your outstretched fingertips. The fire ignites any flammable objects in the area that aren’t being worn or carried. Each creature in a cone or line must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d6 fire damage and is burning 2.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is burning 4.

On a success, it takes half as much damage and is burning 1.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d6 and the burning level by 1 for each additional mana expended.

As an action, you speak a one-word command to a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The target must succeed on a Will saving throw or follow the command. The spell has no effect if the target is undead, if it doesn’t understand your language, or if your command is directly harmful to it.

Some typical commands and their effects follow. You might issue a command other than one described here. If you do so, the GM determines how the target behaves. If the target can’t follow your command, the spell ends.

Approach. On its turn, the creature must use its speed to move toward you by the shortest and most direct route, and can’t willingly move away from you on during its turn.

Drop. The creature immediately drops whatever it is holding at its feet.

When a creature tries to interact with an object in a space occupied by a hostile creature it must use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness (its choice) check contested by the hostile creature’s Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice). If the creature attempting to interact with the object wins the contest, it can interact with the object.

Flee. On its turn, the creature must use its speed to move away from you by the shortest and most direct route, and can’t willingly move toward you on during its turn.

Grovel. The creature immediately falls prone.

Halt. On its turn, the creature can’t willingly move. A flying creature stays aloft, provided that it is able to do so. If it must move to stay aloft, it flies the minimum distance needed to remain in the air.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana to change the duration to 1 minute/mana, concentration. For the duration, you can make an additional command on each of your turns.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you attempt to awaken the worst fears in a creature that is not a construct or an undead that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must succeed on a Will saving throw or become frightened of you for the duration.

While frightened by this spell, the creature must move as far as its speed allows away from you by the safest available route at the start of each of its turns, unless there is nowhere to move. If the creature ends its turn in a location where it doesn’t have line of sight to you, the creature can can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack, wispy flames wreath your body, shedding bright light in a 2-meter radius and dim light for an additional 2 meters. If the creature who damaged you is within 10 meters, it must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d8 fire damage and is burning 2.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is burning 4.

On a success, it takes half as much damage and is burning 1.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 2d8 and the burning level by 2 for each additional mana expended.

As an action, flames wreathe a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d10 fire damage and is burning 3.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is burning 6.

On a success, it takes half as much damage and is burning 1.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d10 and the burning level by 3 for each additional mana expended.

(ritual)

As an action, you sense the direction of water. You learn the direction and distance to the closest substantial body of water within 10 kilometers, if any are present.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, you create a sphere twice as big as normal of sand centered on a point within 20 meters. The sphere spreads around corners, and its area is heavily obscured. It lasts for the duration or until a wind of moderate or greater speed (at least 15 kilometers per hour) disperses it.

Augment

Choking Sands. You can expend 1 additional mana and cast this spell as two actions to cause the sands to fill the lungs of creatures within it. The sphere is now sized based on the mana expended and the duration changes to 5 minutes/mana.

Each creature that is completely within the cloud at the start of its turn must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, the creature spends its actions that turn coughing up the sand in its lungs. Creatures that don’t need to breathe automatically succeed on this saving throw.

As an action, you hold your hands outstretched as sand shoots forth. Each creature in a cone or line must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 slashing damage and is blinded until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d6 for each additional mana expended.

As an action, you hurl two bolts of fire at two different creatures or objects within 20 meters. Make a ranged spell attack for each bolt.

On a hit, it takes 2d6 fire damage and is burning 2.

On a critical hit, it takes twice as much damage and is burning 4.

On a miss by 4 or less, it takes half as much damage and is burning 1.

Augment

You can create one additional bolt that targets any creature within range for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, you cause a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters to fall asleep. The creature must make a Will saving throw. If the creature is a construct or an undead, can’t hear you, or is immune to being charmed, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, you lull it into a magical slumber, causing it to fall unconscious for the duration.

This spell ends for a creature if it takes damage or someone uses an action to shake or slap it awake. Additionally, the creature can repeat the saving throw each minute or if it hears an extraordinarily loud noise such as the thunderwave spell, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

1 minute/mana

As an action, a thin layer of slipsand covers the ground in a sphere twice as big as normal centered on a point within 10 meters and turns it into difficult terrain for the duration.

When the slipsand appears, each creature standing in its area must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or fall prone. A creature that enters the area or ends its turn there must also succeed on a Reflex saving throw or fall prone.