Adult Yellow Dragon (5e Monster)

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Yellow Dragon
Original File Name: Hokusai_Dragon.jpg
By: Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Image not part of the SRD

Yellow Dragons are a rare Chromatic Dragon species.

Adult Yellow Dragon
Huge dragon (chromatic dragon), chaotic neutral
Armor Class: 24 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 195 (17d12+85)
Speed: 40 ft., fly 120 ft.
20 (+5) 23 (+6) 20 (+5) 18 (+4) 20 (+5) 18 (+4)
Saving Throws: Dex +11, Con +10, Wis +10, Cha +9
Skills: Perception +10, Stealth +11
Damage Immunity: radiant
Senses: blindsight 120 ft., darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 20
Languages: Common, Draconic
Challenge: 13 (10,000 xp)
Dexterous. The dragon treats any melee attack as a finesse weapon attack.

Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If the dragon fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.


Multiattack. the dragon can use its Frightful Presence. It then makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d10+6) piercing damage plus 4 (1d8) radiant damage.

Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d6+6) slashing damage.

Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8+6) bludgeoning damage.

Frightful Presence. Each creature of the dragon’s choice that is within 120 feet of the dragon and aware of it must succeed on a DC 17 Wisdom 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 dragon’s Frightful Presence for the next 24 hours.

Radiant Breath (Recharge 5-6). The dragon exhales radiant beam in a 60-foot line that is 5 feet wide. Each creature in that line must make a DC 18 Dexterity saving throw, taking 54 (12d8) radiant damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. Creatures that failed the save are also blinded for 1 minute.

Legendary Actions

The dragon can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The dragon regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Detect. The dragon makes a Wisdom (Perception) check.

Tail Attack. The dragon makes a tail attack.

Wing Attack (Costs 2 Actions). The dragon beats its wings. Each creature within 15 feet of the dragon must succeed on a DC 19 Dexterity saving throw or take 13 (2d6+6) bludgeoning damage and be knocked prone. The dragon can then fly up to half its flying speed.

Yellow dragons are fully described in the article Yellow Dragon (5e Monster).

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Rlyehable's Homebrew (107 Articles)
AlignmentChaotic Neutral +
AuthorRlyehable +
Challenge Rating13 +
Experience Points10,000 +
FeaturesDexterous +, Legendary Resistance (3/Day) +, Multiattack +, Bite +, Claw +, Tail +, Frightful Presence +, Radiant Breath (Recharge 5-6) +, Detect +, Tail Attack + and Wing Attack (Costs 2 Actions) +
Hit Dice17d12+85 +
Hit Points195 +
Identifier5e Monster +
Legendary Monstertrue +
MaturityAdult +
RatingUndiscussed +
SizeHuge +
SortTextDragon Yellow Ancient SRD5 +
SubtypeChromatic Dragon +
TitleAdult Yellow Dragon +
TypeDragon +