Verdant Dragon, Wyrmling

Family: Dragons

Medium dragon, neutral good

Armor Class 13 (natural armor
Hit Points 114 (12d8 + 60
Speed 25 ft., fly 50 ft., burrow 30 ft.

18 (+4) 11 (+0) 20 (+5) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Str +6, Con +7, Wis +4
Skills Animal Handling +6, Perception +6, Persuasion +7
Damage Resistances acid
Damage Immunities radiant
Senses tremorsense 30 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Draconic, Sylvan
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Camouflage. When it remains motionless, the dragon is indistinguishable from a natural lump of verdigris and foliage.
  • Greenwalker. The dragon can move through solid plants and organic material as though it were difficult terrain. If it ends its turn inside a plant, it is shunted to the nearest unoccupied space and takes 4 (1d8) necrotic damage for every 5 feet it is shunted in this manner.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 23 (3d12 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Healer’s Touch. The dragon touches a creature within 15 feet of it, causing it to regain 3 (1d6) hit points.
  • Viridian Breath (Recharge 5–6). The dragon exhales a wave of green wind in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in that area of the dragon’s choosing must make a DC 17 Constitution saving throw, taking 27 (5d10) radiant damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. Creatures of the dragon’s choice affected by the breath weapon instead take no damage and regain 27 (5d10) hit points.


Verdant dragons are massive, even as newborns. Immense, indescribably majestic, and gentle creatures, verdant dragons are embodiments of nature itself. Their scales are thick and furrowed, not dissimilar to bark. These behemoths often have moss, vines, and flowers growing on them, overgrowth from their long naps in their forest homes. Older members of this dragon species bear entire trees on their backs. Their horns sweep back, taking the appearance of tree branches, and their eyes are an emerald hue. One of the most surefire methods travelers have of knowing that a verdant dragon is nearby is a sudden crispness to the air and the soft smell of flowers.

Verdant dragons make their homes in the oldest and grandest forests in the world, and their offspring move to either other parts of the same forest or to new woodlands entirely.

Their lives follow the patterns of trees in this way—just as seeds disperse and spread far from their parent plant, so do the young verdant dragons depart and grow elsewhere.

Older members spend much of their days slumbering, nearly melding with the forest floor itself, their breath providing pleasant breezes throughout the trees. Younger members spend much of their time wandering the forest, encouraging its growth, meeting with others in their forest, and destroying all sources of rot.

Popular theory holds that any forest with verdant dragons is more bountiful and gentler than those without, with their natural capabilities actively making the forest abundantly healthy and nearly always in a state of growth. The true risk of these forests is their slow encroachment on nearby lands and settlements, but if a dragon believes that the residents are no threat, it may limit how far the forest spreads or encourage growth of fruit-bearing trees and flora within its borders.

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