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Dragon (Outer)

Source Alien Archive 2 pg. 42
Rarer than chromatic and metallic dragons, outer dragons are born and live in the vast depths of space, generally serving either their own inscrutable interests or those of some unknowable galactic force. As such, their actions can be especially frightening to the everyday citizens of the Pact Worlds and beyond. Even the methods by which outer dragons are born are shrouded in mystery. Some believe that outer dragons burst forth fully formed from the galaxy’s stars, with the void’s magic and energy coalescing into one mighty creature in an instantaneous moment of creation. Others think that outer dragons are manifestations of the universe’s will and come into being slowly, over the course of centuries, like a mote of matter might eventually become a star.

Outer dragons have forms similar to those of other true dragons, though their bodies are covered with more spiky protrusions, and their coloration patterns fluctuate as they move. Outer dragons have wings that allow them to move through vacuums and areas of no gravity with ease, thanks to some supernatural process that has yet to be fully understood.

Aliens in the "Dragon (Outer)" Family

Old Void Dragon18

Dragon (Outer), Old Void Dragon

Source Alien Archive 2 pg. 42

Old Void Dragon CR 18

XP 153,600
NE Gargantuan dragon
Init +7; Senses blindsense (vibration) 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision, see in darkness; Perception +31
Aura alien presence (240 ft., sickened 2d4 rounds, DC 25)


HP 350
EAC 32; KAC 33
Fort +18; Ref +18; Will +22
Defensive Abilities void adaptation; DR 15/magic; Immunities cold, confusion, insanity, paralysis, sleep; SR 29


Speed 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (Su, clumsy)
Melee bite +31 (8d8+29 P plus obliterate)
Multiattack bite +25 (4d8+29 P plus obliterate), 2 claws +25 (4d8+29 S), tail slap +25 (4d8+29 B)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Offensive Abilities breath weapon (60-ft. cone, 19d10 E, DC 25, usable every 1d4 rounds), crush (8d8+29 B), suffocating breath (DC 25)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 18th; ranged +29)
1/day—disintegrate (DC 25), shadow walk (DC 25)
3/day—dismissal (5th level, DC 24), dominate person (DC 24), feeblemind (DC 24), mind thrust (5th level, DC 24)
At will—confusion (DC 23), enervation


STR +11; DEX +3; CON +8; INT +6; WIS +3; CHA +3
Skills Acrobatics +31 (+23 to fly), Bluff +31, Computers +31, Culture +36, Diplomacy +36, Mysticism +36, Piloting +31, Sense Motive +31
Languages Abyssal, Aklo, Auran, Common, Draconic, Ignan, Infernal, Terran
Other Abilities spaceflight


Environment any vacuum
Organization solitary

Special Abilities

Obliterate (Su) A creature that is reduced to 0 Hit Points by a void dragon’s bite attack must spend 1 Resolve point or be immediately slain and reduced to dust.

Suffocating Breath (Su) Instead of a cone of cold, a void dragon can breathe a 30-foot cone of energy that suffocates those it touches. Air-breathing creatures within the cone must succeed at a Fortitude save or begin attempting Constitution checks to avoid suffocation, even if they have environmental protections.

An affected creature can attempt a new Fortitude saving throw at the beginning of each turn to shake off this effect and regain its air supply.

Extra Content

The following extra content was found for this creature:
- Lunar Dragon (Dragon (Outer)) Graft Template
- Solar Dragon (Dragon (Outer)) Graft Template
- Time Dragon (Dragon (Outer)) Graft Template
- Void Dragon (Dragon (Outer)) Graft Template
- Vortex Dragon (Dragon (Outer)) Graft Template