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Magma Dragon


Magma dragons have a reputation among other dragons for being unpredictable and brash. Their temperament and tendency for violent outbursts ensure that the typical magma dragon lives a solitary life, with hatchlings often bickering or fighting to establish dominance among themselves before they leave the nest.

A magma dragon always has a reason for their outbursts and can always justify their sudden turns in mood, yet they rarely feel the need to do so.

Magma dragons build lairs within volcanically active mountains or deep underground amid vast lakes of bubbling magma. As with all true dragons, magma dragons keep hoards of treasure, but the nature of their searing lairs limits the type of valuables they collect to metals, gems, and items capable of resisting the heat of a volcano’s core.

Magma Dragon Spellcasters

Magma dragon spellcasters tend to cast the following spells.


Primal Prepared Spells DC 28, attack +20; 4th stoneskin, wall of fire; 3rd haste, slow, stinking cloud; 2nd glitterdust, obscuring mist, restore senses; 1st air bubble, grease, pass without trace; Cantrips (4th) detect magic, prestidigitation, produce flame, read aura, tanglefoot


Primal Prepared Spells DC 33, attack +25; as young magma dragon, plus 6th fire seeds, true seeing; 5th cloudkill, elemental form, flame strike; 4th hallucinatory terrain; Cantrips (6th) detect magic, prestidigitation, produce flame, read aura, tanglefoot


Primal Prepared Spells DC 42, attack +34; as adult magma dragon, plus 8th earthquake, horrid wilting, power word stun; 7th fiery body, plane shift, volcanic eruption; 6th flesh to stone; Cantrips (8th) detect magic, prestidigitation, produce flame, read aura, tanglefoot

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