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Shadow Drake

Shadow Drake Creature2

CE Tiny Dragon Shadow

Senses Perception +6; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet

Languages Draconic

Skills Acrobatics +8, Stealth +8, Thievery +8

Str +1, Dex +4, Con +1, Int -1, Wis +0, Cha +2

Light Blindness

Shadow Blend The shadow drake’s form shifts and blends reflexively with surrounding shadows. A shadow drake gains an additional reaction each round, but it can use this reaction only for Shadow Evade.

Shadow Evade [reaction] Trigger A creature attacks the shadow drake while it is in an area of dim light; Effect The shadow drake further obscures its position. The attacker must succeed at a DC 11 flat check in order to affect the shadow drake, as if the drake were Hidden for the triggering attack.

AC 17; Fort +7, Ref +10, Will +6

HP 28; Immunities paralyzed, sleep; Weaknesses fire 5

Speed 15 feet, fly 60 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +11 (finesse), Damage 1d10+3 piercing

Melee [one-action] tail +11 (agile, finesse), Damage 1d8+3 bludgeoning

Draconic Frenzy [two-actions] The shadow drake makes one bite Strike and two tail Strikes in any order.

Shadow Breath [two-actions] (arcane, cold, evocation, shadow) A shadow drake spits a ball of black liquid that explodes into a cloud of frigid black shadow. This attack has a range of 40 feet and explodes in a 5-foot-radius burst. Creatures within the burst take 3d6 cold damage (DC 18 basic Reflex save). The explosion of shadow also snuffs out mundane light sources the size of a torch, lantern, or smaller, and attempts to counteract magical light with a +10 counteract modifier. The shadow drake can’t use Shadow Breath again for 1d6 rounds.

Speed Surge [one-action] Frequency three times per day; Effect The shadow drake Strides or Flies twice.


Shadow drakes are typically among the smallest and least powerful of their species.

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