SRD5:Adult White Dragon

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Adult White Dragon [SRD5 OGL/CC-BY] [1] [2] [3]
Huge Dragon (Chromatic Dragons, White Dragons), Chaotic Evil
Armor Class: 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 200 (16d12+96)
Speed: 40 ft., burrow 30 ft., fly 80 ft., swim 40 ft.
22 (+6) 10 (+0) 22 (+6) 8 (-1) 12 (+1) 12 (+1)
Saving Throws: Dex +5, Con +11, Wis +6, Cha +6
Skills: Perception +11, Stealth +5
Damage Immunity: cold
Senses: blindsight 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 21
Languages: Common, Draconic
Habitat: Arctic
Challenge: 13 (10,000 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +5


Ice Walk. The dragon can move across and climb icy surfaces without needing to make an ability check. Additionally, difficult terrain composed of ice or snow doesn't cost extra movement.

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 10 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d10+6) piercing damage plus 4 (1d8) cold damage.

Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 20 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 14 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.

Cold Breath (Recharge 5-6). The dragon makes a Wisdom (Perception) check. 

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.

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Unofficial Description: White Dragon over 100 years old.
For a description see: White Dragon.

Variant: Dragons as Innate Spellcasters[edit]

[4] Many dragons have the ability to innately cast spells. Their Spellcasting Ability is Charisma, which also determines the number of spells it can cast.

White Dragon's Lair

[5] White dragons lair in icy caves and other deep chambers.

Lair Actions

[5] When fighting inside its lair, an white 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:

  • Freezing Fog
  • Jagged Ice Shards
  • Opaque Wall of Ice

Regional Effects

[5] The region around a white dragon's lair

  • Chilly, Obscuring Fog
  • Freezing Precipitation
  • Icy Walls

If the dragon dies, effects fade within 1-10 days.

Sources or Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL & CC-BY.
  2. Note: Habitat is not part of the SRD5.
  3. habitat - Dungeon Master's Guide (5e) p.302-305
  4. Wizards RPG Team (September 2014). Monster Manual. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786965618. p. 86. (paraphrased) Licensed:© Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  5. Monster Manual (5e) p.102-103 (summarized).

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Facts about "Adult White Dragon"
AlignmentChaotic Evil +
AuthorSRD5 +
CRval13 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating13 +
Creature NameAdult White Dragon +
Experience Points10,000 +
FeaturesIce Walk +, Legendary Resistance +, Multiattack +, Bite +, Tail +, Frightful Presence +, Cold Breath +, Detect +, Tail Attack + and Wing Attack +
HabitatArctic +
Has Lairtrue +
Hit Dice16d12+96 +
Hit Points200 +
Legendary Monstertrue +
MaturityAdult +
NameAdult White Dragon +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeHuge +
SortTextDragon White Adult +
SubtypeChromatic Dragon + and White Dragon +
SummaryWhite Dragon over 100 years old. +
TitleAdult White Dragon +
TypeDragon +