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Young Bronze Dragon

Young Bronze Dragon

Large dragon
Challenge
8

STR
5
DEX
2
CON
4
INT
2
WIS
1
CHA
3

142
15d10+60
20
Soak
2
Fort
+6
Ref
+5
Will
+4
Defense note natural armor
Damage immunities lightning

Speed 8 m., fly 20 m., swim 8 m.
Skills Athletics +7 (18), Brawn +7 (18), Insight +3 (14), Perception +3 (14), Primal (Cha) +5 (16), Stealth +4 (15)
Senses blindsight 5 m., darkvision 20 m.
Languages Common, Draconic

Amphibious. The young bronze dragon can breathe air and water.

Maneuvers. The young bronze dragon uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 16). It has 8 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 3, 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, step of the wind, swipe (Claw only)

Spellcasting. The young bronze dragon uses Primal (Cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 14, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It has 4 mana, a mana limit of 2, 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, 10th-level spellcaster): animal friendship, frighten, hydraulic push, lightning lure, shape water, thunderclap

1 mana: aquatic adaptation, arc lightning, command, create or purify water, fear, fog cloud, lightning bolt, liquid body, locate water, speak with animals, thunder step, thunderwave, warg, water jet, wrath of the storm

2 mana: chain lightning, lightning strike, purify, rolling thunder, shatter, storm bane, tidal wave

Actions (3)

Bite (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 16 (2d10 + 5) piercing damage.

Claw (2/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) slashing damage.

Lightning Breath (Costs 2 actions; Recharge 5–6). The young bronze dragon exhales lightning in a 5-meter cone or line. Each creature in that area must make a Difficulty 15 Reflex saving throw. On a failure, a creature takes 49 (11d8) lightning damage and can’t take reactions for 1 minute. On a success, a creature takes half as much damage and isn’t otherwise affected. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Repulsion Breath. The young bronze dragon exhales repulsion energy in a 5-meter cone or line that is 1 meter wide. Each creature in that area must succeed on a Difficulty 15 Reflex saving throw. On a failure, the creature is pushed 5 meters away from the dragon.

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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, you can use the Dash action twice or use the Disengage action and the Dash action. You also have advantage on Athletics checks to jump for the turn.

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

1 minute

As an action, you can convince an animal within 5 meters that can see and hear you that you mean it no harm. The creature must make a Will saving throw. If the animal’s Intelligence is −3 or higher, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it is charmed by you for the duration.

The spell ends if you or your allies attack, damage, or attempt to negatively effect the charmed creature in any way.

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 shoot a jet of water at a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The jet can harmlessly soak the creature to reduce any burning condition by 2. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 bludgeoning damage and is pushed 2 meters away from you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pushed 4 meters away from you if it is Medium or smaller.

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 1d6 and it can affect a creature of a larger size when you reach 9th level (2d6; Large) and 17th level (3d6; Huge).

As an action, your arm whips forward, creating a lash of lightning energy that strikes at a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 lightning damage and is pulled 2 meters toward you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pulled 4 meters toward you if it is Medium or smaller.

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 1d6 and it can affect a creature of a larger size when you reach 9th level (2d6; Large) and 17th level (3d6; Huge).

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

  • You instantaneously move or otherwise change the flow of the water as you direct, up to 1 meter in any direction. This movement doesn’t have enough force to cause damage.
  • You cause the water to form into simple shapes and animate at your direction. This change lasts for 1 hour.
  • You change the water’s color or opacity. The water must be changed in the same way throughout. 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

The cube increases by 1 meter when you reach 9th level (2 meters) and 17th level (3 meters).

As an action, you clap your hands together to create a burst of thunderous sound that can be heard up to 20 meters away. Each creature within 1 meter of you must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 concussion damage.

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 1d6 when you reach 9th level (2d6) and 17th level (3d6).

1 hour/mana

As an action, you adapt to life underwater. Choose fins or gills as the spell’s effect.

Fins. You grow fins and webbing between your fingers and toes; you gain a swimming speed of 5 meters for the duration.

Gills. You grow gills; you gain the ability to breathe underwater for the duration. You also retain your normal breathing pattern.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana to gain the benefit of both effects.

  • 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.

As an action, four tendrils of lightning arc out from you. Each tendril can target a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters which must make a Reflex saving throw If multiple tendrils target the same creature, it makes one saving throw..

On a failure, it takes 1d8 lightning damage for each tendril targeted at it and can’t take reactions 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 1d8 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.

(ritual)

As an action, you either create or purify water.

Create Water. You create up to 40 liters of clean water within 5 meters in an open container. Alternatively, the water falls as rain in a sphere twice as big as normal within 10 meters. Any burning creature in the area stops burning and exposed flames in the area are doused.

Purify Water. All nonmagical liquid within a sphere within 5 meters is purified and rendered free of poison and disease.

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.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, you create a sphere twice as big as normal of fog 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. Creatures in the are have advantage on saving throws against the burning condition.

As an action, a stroke of lightning blasts out from you in a direction you choose. The lightning ignites 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 3d8 lightning damage and can’t take reactions 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 augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d8 for each additional mana expended.

  • Staggering Bolt. You can expend 1 additional mana so the damage is reduced to 2d8 and each creature who fails the saving throw is staggered until the end of its next turn.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack that you can see or when you take fire damage, you can create a rushing torrent of water as a shield. You have resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical weapon attacks until the start of your next turn, including against the triggering attack.

Additionally, you have resistance to fire damage and advantage on saving throws against the burning condition until the start of your next turn.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to trigger the spell when a creature that you can see within 10 meters is attacked or takes fire damage. The attacked creature gains the benefits instead.

(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.

(ritual); 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you gain the ability to comprehend and verbally communicate with animals for the duration. The knowledge and awareness of many animals is limited by their intelligence, but at a minimum, animals can give you information about nearby locations and creatures, including whatever they can perceive or have perceived within the past day. You might be able to persuade an animal to perform a small favor for you, at the GM’s discretion.

As an action, you teleport yourself to an unoccupied space you can see within 20 meters. A thunderous boom sounds, and each creature other than you in a sphere centered on the space you teleported from or the space you teleport to must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d10 concussion damage.

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.

The thunder can be heard from up to 100 meters away.

You can bring along objects as long as their weight doesn’t exceed what you can carry.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d10 for each additional mana expended.

As an action, a wave of thunderous force sweeps out from you in a thunderous boom audible out to 100 meters. Unsecured objects that weigh up to 100 kilos and are completely within the area of effect are automatically pushed 2 meters away from you. Each creature other than you in a sphere centered on you must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 5d4 concussion damage, is deafened for 1 minute, and is pushed 2 meters away from you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pushed 4 meters away from you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

A deafened creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 3d4, push each creature an additional meter, affect a creature of a larger size, and the maximum weight of objects that you can affect with this spell increases by 150 kilos for each additional mana expended.

  • Thunderwaves. You can expend 1 additional mana so the thunderous force continuously sweeps out from you. The duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the thunderous force sweeps out from you in an aura shaped as a sphere. Until the spell ends, the aura moves with you, centered on you.

    Whenever a creature enters the area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it must make the Fortitude saving throw. The damage is reduced to 3d4 and additional augments to the damage increase the damage by 1d4 for each additional mana expended, instead of the normal increase.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, you establish a telepathic link with one animal that you can touch or see within 10 meters that is friendly to you or charmed by you. Until the spell ends, the telepathic link is active while you and the animal are within line of sight of each other. Through the link, the animal can understand your telepathic messages to it, and it can telepathically communicate simple emotions and concepts back to you.

Additionally, you can use an action to see through the animal’s eyes and hear what it hears, and continue to do so until you use an action to return to your normal senses. While perceiving through the animal’s senses, you gain the benefits of any special senses possessed by the animal, though you are blinded and deafened to your own surroundings.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • Dominate. You can expend 1 additional mana to take control of the animal. The telepathic link is active as long as the two of you are on the same plane of existence. You can use this telepathic link to issue commands to the animal while you are conscious (no action required), which it does its best to obey. You can specify a simple and general course of action, such as “Attack that creature,” “Run over there,” or “Fetch that object.” If the animal completes the order and doesn’t receive further direction from you, it defends and preserves itself to the best of its ability.

    You can use two actions to take total and precise control of the animal. Until the end of your next turn, the animal takes only the actions you choose, and doesn’t do anything that you don’t allow it to do. During this time, you can also cause the animal to use a reaction, but this requires you to use your own reaction as well.

  • Unwilling. You can expend 1 additional mana to target an unwilling animal. The duration changes to 1 minute/mana and the animal must succeed on a Will saving throw or the spell takes effect. If you or creatures that are friendly to you are fighting it, it has advantage on the saving throw.

    Each time the animal takes damage, it makes a new Will saving throw against the spell. If the saving throw succeeds, the spell ends.

As an action, you unleash a jet of water. Each creature in a cone or line must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d8 bludgeoning damage and is pushed 2 meters away from you following the direction of the cone or line if it is Medium or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pushed 4 meters away from you following the direction of the cone or line if it is Medium or smaller.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d8, push each creature an additional meter, and affect a creature of a larger size for each additional mana expended.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack, lightning lashes out from your body. If the creature who damaged you is within 10 meters, it must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d10 lightning damage and can’t take reactions 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 2d10 for each additional mana expended.

As two actions, a bolt of lightning arcs toward a target that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The lightning can then arc to another target within 5 meters of the first target and a third target within 5 meters of the second target. A target can be a creature or an object and can be targeted only once. A target must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 5d8 lightning damage and can’t take reactions 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

The lightning can arc to an additional target within 5 meters of the previous target for each additional mana expended and the damage increases by 1d8 for each additional mana expended and by an additional 1d8 for every two additional mana expended. You can end the chain at any point.

As two actions, a bolt of lightning flashes down at a point within 20 meters. Each creature in a cylinder centered on that point must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d8 damage and is blinded and deafened 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 1d8 for each additional mana expended.

As two actions, you touch a creature and can remove the blinded, deafened, or poisoned condition.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • 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.

  • Greater Purification. You can expend 1 additional mana to instead remove any reductions to one of its abilities, remove one effect that reduces its maximum health, remove one effect that charmed, paralyzed, or petrified it, or reduce its exhausted level by one.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, a rolling clap of thunder appears in a sphere centered on a point within 20 meters. The sphere spreads around corners. It lasts for the duration.

A creature that enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d8 concussion damage and is deafened 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.

As an action, you can cause the cloud to move 2 meters in a direction that you choose at the start of each of your turns. As an action, you can stop the cloud from moving if it is within 20 meters of you.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d8 for every two additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so duration changes to 1 hour/mana.

As two actions, a sudden loud ringing noise, painfully intense, erupts from a point of your choice within 10 meters. Each creature in a sphere centered on that point must make a Fortitude saving throw, which it does with disadvantage if it is made of inorganic material such as stone, crystal, or metal.

On a failure, it takes 8d6 concussion damage and is deafened for 1 minute.

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.

A nonmagical object that isn’t being worn or carried also takes the damage if it’s in the spell’s area.

A deafened creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 2d6 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you expose a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters to concussion or lightning. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it loses any resistance to concussion and lightning damage for the duration and the first time on each turn the creature takes concussion or lightning damage, it takes an extra 2d6 damage of that type.

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 two actions, you create a wave of water that crashes down at a point within 20 meters. Each creature in a sphere centered on that point must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d8 bludgeoning damage, is knocked prone if it is Large or smaller, and is pushed 3 meters away from the center of the sphere if it is Large or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pushed 6 meters away from the center of the sphere if it is Large or smaller.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Additionally, any burning creature or object in the area stops burning.

The water then spreads out across the ground in all directions, extinguishing unprotected flames in its area and within 5 meters of it, and then it vanishes.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d8, push each creature an additional meter, and affect a creature of a larger size for each additional mana expended.