Dragon, Tome Very old (CR 22)

Huge Dragon (Air)
Alignment: Usually lawful neutral
Initiative: +0; Senses: blindsense 60 ft., darkvision120 ft., low-light vision, and keen senses
Languages: telepathy 100 ft.


AC: 36 (-2 size, +28 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 36
Hit Dice: 27d12+135 (310 hp); DR: 15/magic
Fort +20, Ref +15, Will +23
Speed: 50 ft., fly 150 ft. (good)
Space: 20 ft./10 ft.
Base Attack +30; Grapple +40
Attack: 1 bite +30, 2 claws +25, 2 wings +25, 1 tail slap +25
Damage: 1 bite 2d6+5, 2 claws 1d8+2, 2 wings 1d6, 1 tail slap 1d8
Special Attacks/Actions: Breath weapon 9d8 (28)
Abilities: Str 21, Dex 10, Con 21, Int 28, Wis 26, Cha 25
Special Qualities: Arcane sight, precognition, Clairaudience/clairvoyance, Plane shift, Free metamagic +3 levels, Frightful Presence DC 30, SR 27, CL 19th
Feats: #Feats: 10
Skills: Skill points: 249
Advancement: 28-29 HD
Climate/Terrain: Any Mountain
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: Triple Standard

Source: Dragon #343

Combat

Breath Weapon (Su): A tome dragon's breath weapon is weak (compared to other dragons), but very adaptable. Tome dragons can accurately spit a small bead of raw elemental material great distances (as far as a dragon's line breath weapon can extend), which then explodes in a manner similar to a fireball (blast radius equals 5 feet per age category). While the amount of damage remains the same no matter which element is used, the type of damage varies: a blast of air deals sonic damage, earth deals piercing damage, water deals nonlethal bludgeoning damage, and fire deals fire damage.

Free Metamagic (Su): Metamagic comes naturally to tome dragons. Applying a metamagic feat to a spell takes no extra time for a tome dragon (rather than increasing casting time to a full-round action or adding another full-round action, as normal for sorcerers). In addition, tome dragons can subtract the amount based on their age category from the increase in spell level caused by using metamagic feats. The number listed is the total reduction in extra spell levels, not the reduction for each feat applied (so a tome dragon with two levels of free metamagic would still add three levels to the cost of an empowered, maximized spell). This bonus can be applied to only one spell per round (additional spells cast in a single round are unaffected).

Other Spell-Like Abilities: At will - arcane sight, 3/day - clairaudience/clairvoyance; 1/day - plane shift.

Air Subtype

This subtype usually is used for elementals and outsiders with a connection to the Elemental Plane Air. Air creatures always have fly speeds and usually have perfect maneuverability (see the section on Movement).