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Robot Dragon

Aliens in the "Robot Dragon" Family

NameCR
Assault Laser Dragon12

Robot Dragon, Assault Laser Dragon

Source Alien Archive 4 pg. 100

Assault Laser Dragon CR 12

XP 19,200
LN Huge dragon (technological)
Init +8; Senses blindsight (vibration) 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +22

Defense

HP 200
EAC 26; KAC 28
Fort +16; Ref +16; Will +13
Defensive Abilities void adaptation; Immunities fire, paralysis, sleep; SR 23
Weaknesses vulnerable to electricity

Offense

Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (Ex, clumsy)
Melee bite +23 (6d4+17 P)
Multiattack bite +17 (3d4+17 P), 2 claws +15 (3d4+17 S), tail slap +15 (3d4+17 B)
Ranged laser bolt +26 (6d4+12 F; burn 3d6)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Offensive Abilities breath weapon (45-ft. cone or 90-ft. line, 13d6 F, Reflex DC 19 half, usable every 1d4 rounds), crush (6d4+17 B)

Statistics

STR +5; DEX +8; CON +3; INT +4; WIS +3; CHA +3
Skills Acrobatics +27 (+19 to fly), Computers +22, Piloting +22, Sense Motive +22
Languages Common, Draconic
Other Abilities robotic, spaceflight

Ecology

Environment any
Organization solitary

Special Abilities

Laser Bolt (Ex) A laser dragon can fire laser beams from their mouth, eyes, or wingtips. This attack has a range increment of 100 feet, targets EAC, and has the burn critical hit effect that lists a number of d6s equal to one quarter their level (minimum 1). The attack also has the sniper weapon special property with a range of 1,000 feet.
Robotic (Ex) For effects targeting creatures by type, laser dragons count as both dragons and constructs (whichever allows an ability to affect them for abilities that affect only one of those types, and whichever is worse for abilities that affect both types). They receive a +2 racial bonus to saving throws against disease, mind-affecting effects, and poison unless those effects specifically target constructs. Additionally, they are protected from environmental effects as if wearing armor (of an item level equal to the dragon’s CR) with its environmental protection active.

Description

Robot dragons are incredibly complex artificial constructs so advanced they attract a dragon’s soul upon completion, much like android bodies. Each is built around a specific category of weapon. The creation of such creatures is a nearly lost art, and while robot dragons are often built as weapons of war to serve specific groups, they inevitably become independent.

Robot Dragon Template Grafts

Robot dragons tend to seek out military conflicts that align with their philosophies and can further their personal goals.
As with most true dragons, a robotic dragon’s size is based on their CR. However unlike biological dragons, whose size is determined by their age, a robot dragon’s size is set when constructed and is based on the robot dragon’s intended function (CR 3–4: Small, scout; CR 5–6: Medium, guard; CR 7–10: Large, trooper; CR 11–16: Huge, assault; CR 17–24: Gargantuan, siegebreaker; CR 25: Colossal, warlord). A robot dragon has an extraordinary fly speed that’s based on jets and functions in a vacuum. Their speed and maneuverability is determined by their CR: CR 3–6: 150 ft. (Ex, average); CR 7–10: 200 ft. (Ex, average); CR 11–16: 200 ft. (Ex, clumsy); CR 17–25: 250 ft. (Ex, clumsy). If a robot dragon is CR 11 or higher, they have the crush universal creature rule and spell resistance equal to 11 + their CR. All robot dragons have the robotic special ability (page 100) and the spaceflight and void adaptation universal creature rules.

Extra Content

The following extra content was found for this creature:
- Cryo Dragon (Robot Dragon) Graft Template
- Laser Dragon (Robot Dragon) Graft Template
- Plasma Dragon (Robot Dragon) Graft Template
- Projectile Dragon (Robot Dragon) Graft Template