Ancient Solar Dragon (5e)

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Ancient Solar Dragon (pointer) [1] [2]
Gargantuan Dragon (Solar Dragons), Neutral
Armor Class: 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 425
Speed: 30 ft., fly 120 ft. (hover)
Saving Throws: Dex, Con, Wis, Cha
Skills: Perception, Stealth
Senses: darkvision 240 ft., passive Perception 28
Languages: Draconic
Habitat: Wildspace
Challenge: 21 (33,000 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +7


Flyby. [3] The dragon doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.

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

Nebulous Thoughts.

Siege Monster. [3] The dragon deals double damage to objects and structures.

Unsusual Nature.   



Bite. Melee Weapon Attack

Tail. Melee Weapon Attack

Photonic Breath (Recharge 5-6).

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.

Tail Attack.

Blinding Brilliance (Costs 2 Actions).

Unofficial Description: Solar Dragon of ancient age.

Solar Dragon's Lair

[4] Unofficial Description: A solar dragon's lair is inside a star.[4]

Lair Actions

[4] When fighting inside its lair, an solar dragon can use lair actions. 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:

  • Blinding Radiance.
  • Stellar Incineration.

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Christopher Perkins (16 August 2022). Boo's Astral Menagerie. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786968220. p. 50. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  2. CR changed from 20 to 21, HP changed from 333 (18d20+144) to 425 (23d20+184) — Wizards RPG Team (3 September 2020). Errata Spelljammer Adventures in Space. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. .
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Trait matches the trait of the same name in the 5th ed. SRD. - Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL.
  4. 4.0 4.1 summarized from — Boo's Astral Menagerie p.50

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AlignmentNeutral +
AuthorBoo's Astral Menagerie +
CRval21 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating21 +
Experience Points33,000 +
FeaturesFlyby +, Legendary Resistance +, Nebulous Thoughts +, Siege Monster +, Unsusual Nature +, Multiattack +, Bite +, Tail +, Photonic Breath +, Tail Attack + and Blinding Brilliance +
HabitatWildspace +
Has Lairtrue +
Hit Points425 +
Legendary Monstertrue +
MaturityAncient +
PublicationBoo's Astral Menagerie +
SettingSpelljammer +
SizeGargantuan +
SortTextDragon Solar Ancient +
SubtypeSolar Dragon +
SummarySolar Dragon of ancient age. +
TypeDragon +