Dragon, Nickel Young Adult (CR 9)
AC: 24 (-1 size, +15 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 24
Hit Dice: 16d12+48 (152 hp); DR: 5/magic
Fort +13, Ref +10, Will +11
Speed: 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Space: 10 ft./10 ft.
Base Attack +16; Grapple +26
Attack: 1 bite +21, 2 claws +16, 2 wings +16
Damage: 1 bite 1d8+6, 2 claws 1d6+3, 2 wings 1d4
Special Attacks/Actions: Breath weapon 9d4 (21)
Abilities: Str 23, Dex 10, Con 17, Int 11, Wis 13, Cha 11
Special Qualities: Immunity to acid, water breathing, Resist energy, CL 3rd, Frightful Presence DC 18, SR 17
Feats: #Feats: 6
Class Skills: Bluff, Hide, Skill points: 6, and and Swim
Advancement: 17-18 HD
Climate/Terrain: Temperate and tropical marsh and swampland
Organization: Solitary (1 dragon, any age), clutch (1d4+1 wyrmlings, very young, young, juvenile, or young adults), family (pair of mature adults and 1d4+1 offspring)
Treasure/Possessions: Triple Standard
Breath Weapon (Su): A nickel dragon has one type of breath weapon; a cone of corrosive (acid) gas.
Metalsense (Ex): all ferrous dragons can sense the location and amount of any non-precious metal (precious metals include adamantine, copper, gold, mithral, platinum, and silver) within a distance of 30 feet x the dragon's age category. This makes it nearly impossible to sneak on a ferrous dragon when wearing armor or wielding weapons made of iron or other nonprecious metals. Like blindsense, opponents the dragon can't actually see still have total concealment against the dragon.
Spell-Like Abilities: 3/day - resist energy.
Water Breathing (Ex): A nickel dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.
Skills: Bluff, Hide, and Swim are considered class skills for nickel dragons.
This subtype usually is used for elementals and outsiders with a connection to the Elemental Plane of Water. Creatures with the water subtype always have swim speeds and can move in water without making Swim checks. A water creature can breathe underwater and usually can breathe air as well.