Dragon, Burrowdrake

Family: Dragons

Medium dragon, neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 27 (5d8 + 5)
Speed 30 ft., burrow 30 ft.

14 (+2) 11 (+0) 12 (+1) 6 (-2) 12 (+1) 11 (+1)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +2
Damage Immunities fire
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, poisoned
Senses darkvision 90 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Draconic
Proficiency Bonus +2
Challenge 3 (700 XP)


  • Earth Armor. The burrowdrake doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when it burrows.
  • Earth Glide. The burrowdrake can burrow through nonmagical, unworked earth and stone. While doing so, the burrowdrake doesn’t disturb the material it moves through.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d10 + 2) piercing damage plus 3 (1d6) fire damage.
  • Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6). The dragon exhales fire in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 10 Dexterity saving throw, taking 24 (7d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.


This quadrupedal dragon burrows effortlessly through earth and rock.

Like firefoxes, burrowdrakes are attracted to gnomish industry. In particular, they can sense the vibrations that come from large mining machines. The ensuing noise eventually attracts burrowdrakes, who are difficult to stop because of their ability to phase through matter.

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