SRD5:Ancient Black Dragon

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Ancient Black Dragon
Gargantuan dragon (chromatic dragon), chaotic evil
Armor Class: 22 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 367 (21d20+147)
Speed: 40 ft., fly 80 ft., swim 40 ft.
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
27 (+8) 14 (+2) 25 (+7) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 19 (+4)
Saving Throws: Dex +9, Con +14, Wis +9, Cha +11
Skills: Perception +16, Stealth +9
Damage Immunity: acid
Senses: blindsight 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 26
Languages: Common, Draconic
Challenge: 21 (33,000 xp)
Amphibious. The dragon can breathe air and water.

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

Actions

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: +15 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (2d10+8) piercing damage plus 9 (2d8) acid damage.

Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d6+8) slashing damage.

Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 20 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d8+8) 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 19 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.

Acid Breath (Recharge 5-6). The dragon exhales acid in a 90-foot line that is 10 feet wide. Each creature in that line must make a DC 22 Dexterity saving throw, taking 67 (15d8) acid damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

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 23 Dexterity saving throw or take 15 (2d6 + 8) bludgeoning damage and be knocked prone. The dragon can then fly up to half its flying speed.



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Facts about "Ancient Black Dragon"
AlignmentChaotic Evil +
AuthorSRD5 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating21 +
Experience Points33,000 +
FeaturesAmphibious +, Legendary Resistance +, Multiattack +, Bite +, Claw +, Tail +, Frightful Presence +, Acid Breath +, Detect +, Tail Attack + and Wing Attack +
Hit Dice21d20+147 +
Hit Points367 +
Legendary Monstertrue +
MaturityAncient +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeGargantuan +
SortTextDragon Black Ancient +
SubtypeChromatic Dragon +
TitleAncient Black Dragon +
TypeDragon +