|Huge Dragon, lawful neutral|
Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 150 (12d12 + 72)
Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft., fly 80 ft.
|18 (+4)||10 (+4)||23 (+4)||15 (+4)||18 (+4)||16 (+4)|
Saving Throws Agi +5, End, +11, Wil +8, Per +7
Skills Perception +14, Stealth +5
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 24
Languages Dovahzul, Tamrielic
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d10 + 4) piercing damage, plus 5 (1d10) poison damage.
Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) piercing damage.
Tail Whip. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage.
Frightful Presence. Each creature of the blighted dragon’s choice that is within 120 feet of the blighted dragon and aware of it must succeed on a DC 16 Willpower saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a creature’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to the blighted dragon’s Frightful Presence for the next 24 hours.
Dragon Shouts (Recharge 5-6). The blighted dragon uses one of the following dragon shouts:
Blight Breath (Viidost Dir Faaz). The blighted dragon exhales fire in a 60-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 19 Endurance saving throw, taking 33 (6d10) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much on a successful one.Unrelenting Force (Fus Ro Dah). The blighted dragon exhales a blast of force in a 60-foot cone. Each creature in that cone must make a DC 19 Strength saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 17 (5d6) force damage, is knocked back 20 feet and falls prone. On a successful save, the creature takes takes half as much damage and isn’t knocked back.
Detect. The blighted dragon makes a Willpower (Perception) check.
Tail Attack. The blighted dragon makes a tail whip attack.Wing Thrash (Costs 2 Actions). The dragon beats its wings. Each creature within 10 feet of the dragon must succeed on a DC 17 Agility saving throw or take 11 (2d6 + 4) bludgeoning damage and be knocked prone. The dragon can then move up to half its flying speed.
Found In: Enemies of Elsweyr
Blighted dragons exude corruption, which seeps into everything they touch—from the ground to the trees and plants and then to the animals. These dragons take pleasure in transforming nature into supernatural ruin.
With long snouts and curved horns growing inward along their bottom jaws, blighted dragons are most recognizable for their radiating azure glow. The edges of their scales, along with their eyes and veins, glow with a deep blue. Wisps of this corrupted magic can be seen escaping around the dragons, and any other plant or animal the foul creature has depraved.
Like all other dragons, they are exceptionally proud and have egos almost larger than themselves. Blighted dragons are also immensely cruel and savour the destruction of natures bounty. They enjoy playing with their prey, slowly corrupting them until they submit to the blight, creating new fertilizer for the wretched.
Any society that is built around respecting nature is at odds with a blighted dragon’s corruption. It threatens their entire reason for living.
A Blighted Dragon's Lair
Blighted dragons spread their corruption throughout the lands they inhabit, threatening the natural world if left unchecked. These dragons lair deep within verdant forests and jungles where the terrible beasts can ravage the wilds. Within the dragon’s lair you will discover a natural world decaying under the dragon’s influence. The otherworldly and unnatural corruption fills the land, corrupting all life within its lair, from the wildlife that was there before the dragon’s presence to the fallen adventurers who sought out the cause of the blight.
On initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), the dragon takes a lair action to cause one of the following effects; the dragon can’t use the same effect two rounds in a row:
- A cloud of swarming blighted insects fills a 20-foot radius sphere centered on a point the dragon chooses within 120 feet of it. The cloud spreads around corners and remains until the dragon dismisses it as an action, uses this lair action again, or dies. The cloud is lightly obscured. Any creature in the cloud when it appears must make a DC 15 Endurance saving throw, taking 7 (2d6) piercing damage and 7 (2d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. A creature that ends its turn in the cloud takes 7 (2d6) piercing damage and 7 (2d6) poison damage.
- A blighted tree breaks and falls on one creature that the dragon can see that is within 120 feet of it and within 20 feet of a tree. The creature must succeed on a DC 15 Agility saving throw or take 10 (3d6) bludgeoning damage and be knocked prone and pinned down beneath the tree. The pinned down target is restrained and unable to stand up. A creature can take an action to make a DC 10 Strength check, ending the pinned down state on a success.
- Grasping roots and vines erupt in a 20-foot radius centered on a point on the ground that the dragon can see within 120 feet of it. That area becomes difficult terrain, and each creature there must succeed on a DC 15 Strength saving throw or be restrained by the roots and vines. A creature can be freed if it or another creature takes an action to make a DC 15 Strength check and succeeds. The roots and vines wilt away when the dragon uses this lair action again or when the dragon dies.
The region containing a blighted dragon’s lair is warped by the dragon’s corruption, which creates one or more of the following effects:
- The corruption leaves an otherworldly effect on the land within 6 miles of the lair. Sporadic, twisting vines with azure spikes line the ground, making it more dangerous to traverse. Creatures moving at a normal or fast pace must succeed on a DC 15 Agility saving throw or take 1d10 slashing damage and 1d10 poison damage. A creature who takes poison damage must make a DC 15 Endurance saving throw or be poisoned for the next hour.
- Water sources within 1 mile of the lair are tainted by the corruption and are poisoned. A creature who drinks from the water must succeed on a DC 15 Endurance saving throw or be poisoned for the next hour.
- The dragon has a magical connection to all creatures within 6 miles of the area that are effected by the blight, or to any creature that has been poisoned by the regional effects. The dragon can see through the eyes of these creatures and also hears what they hear.
If the dragon dies, the creatures affected by the blight lose their supernatural link to it. The vines remain, but within 1d10 days, they lose their azure spikes and the water is no longer poisoned.