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Dracorian Mage

Medium humanoid (dracorian), lawful evil

Armor Class 18 (high dracorian armor)
Hit Points 84 (13d8 + 26)
Speed 30 ft., fly 50 ft.

Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha
19 (+4) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 18 (+4) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +6, Con +5, Wis +7
Skills Insight +7, Perception +7, Stealth +6
Damage Immunities lightning
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 17
Languages Common, Draconian
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Dragon Shape. The dracorian can use its action to polymorph into a Large dragon, or back into its true form, which is humanoid. Its statistics, other than its size and bite attack, are the same in each form. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying is transformed. It reverts to its true form if it is killed.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The dracorian’s innate spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 15, +7 to hit). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components:
  • Shadow Stealth. While in dim light or darkness, the dracorian can take the Hide action as a bonus action.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The dracorian makes two melee attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) piercing damage, or 14 (3d6 + 4) piercing damage in Large form.
  • Dragon Staff (Humanoid Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage plus 13 (3d8) lightning damage.
  • Breath Weapon (recharge 5-6). The dracorian exhales lightning in a 60-foot line that is 5 feet wide. Each creature in that line must make a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw, taking 31 (7d8) lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

About

The dracorian race is made up different kinds of winged shapechangers. The dracorian mage is one of the most powerful. They command most dracorians that live in cities. These wise humanoids wield strange black staffs with the head of a dragon on top.

Winged Wizards. Armed with a number of spells, these humanoids are dangerous opponents. They will target any enemy spellcasters as soon as a battle ensues.

Maintaining Order. Marshaling the dracorians is easy as they are a disciplined race. The mages are known to lead from the front in battle, often using their shield spells.

Draconic Tome. A legendary draconic tome is guarded by these mages in the largest of their temples. This book is said to contain the sacred commandments of the Queen of Dragons herself.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Monsters of the City Sins and Virtues A Collection of Monsters for 5th Edition © 2020 Cawood Publishing. Author: Andrew Cawood

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Monsters of the City Sins and Virtues A Collection of Monsters for 5th Edition © 2020 Cawood Publishing. Author: Andrew Cawood