Ancient Topaz Dragon (5e)

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Ancient Topaz Dragon [1] [2]
Gargantuan Dragon (Gem Dragons, Topaz Dragons), Chaotic Neutral
Armor Class: 20 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 280
Speed: 40 ft., fly 80 ft., swim 40 ft.
Saving Throws: Dex, Con, Wis, Cha
Skills: Intimidation, Perception, Stealth
Damage Resistances: cold, necrotic
Senses: blindsight 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 26
Languages: Common, Draconic, telepathy 120 ft.
Habitat: Coastal, Swamp
Challenge: 20 (25,000 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +6


Amphibious. [3] The dragon can breathe both air and water.

Fabricate (1/Day).

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



Bite. Melee Weapon Attack

Claw. Melee Weapon Attack

Desiccating Breath Breath (Recharge 5-6).

Spellcasting (Psychic).

Bonus Actions

Change Shape.

Psychic Step.

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.


Psionics (Costs 2 Actions).

Essential Reduction (Costs 3 Actions).

For description, see: Topaz Dragon.

Topaz Dragon's Lair

[4] Topaz dragons dwell where the sea meets the land… They [lair] in caves set into sea cliffs, or beneath salt marshes…

The challenge rating of a legendary topaz dragon increased by 1 when it's encountered in its lair.

Lair Actions

[4] When fighting inside its lair, an topaz 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:

  • Beguiling Whisper.
  • Cancelation.
  • Negative Energy Infusion.

Regional Effects

[4] The region surrounding a legendary sapphire dragon's lair is altered by the dragon's magic, creating one or more of the following effects:

  • Crystal Profusion.
  • Negative Energy.
  • Thriving Wildlife.
  • Watery sight.

If the dragon dies, [these effects fade] over 1d10 days.

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. James Wyatt, et. al. (26 October 2021). Fizban's Treasury of Dragons. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-6730-8. p. 220. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  2. Habitat (unofficial) - User
  3. 3.0 3.1 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. FToD p.222

Back to Main Page5eMonsterDragonGem DragonTopaz Dragon

AlignmentChaotic Neutral +
AuthorFizban's Treasury of Dragons +
CRval20 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating20 +
Creature NameAncient Topaz Dragon +
Experience Points25,000 +
FeaturesAmphibious +, Fabricate +, Legendary Resistance +, Multiattack +, Bite +, Claw +, Desiccating Breath Breath +, Spellcasting +, Change Shape +, Psychic Step +, Psionics + and Essential Reduction +
HabitatCoastal + and Swamp +
Has Lairtrue +
Hit Points280 +
Legendary Monstertrue +
MaturityAncient +
NameAncient Topaz Dragon +
PublicationFizban's Treasury of Dragons +
SizeGargantuan +
SortTextDragon Topaz Ancient +
SubtypeGem Dragon + and Topaz Dragon +
SummaryTopaz Dragon over 800 years old. +
TypeDragon +