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Dragon, Nemeios, (Adult)

Huge dragon, neutral

Armor Class 19 (natural armor)
Hit Points 256 (19d12 + 133)
Speed 40 ft.

27 (+8) 10 (+0) 25 (+7) 8 (-1) 19 (+4) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Dexterity+6, Constitution+13, Wisdom+10, Charisma+10
Damage Immunities fire
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Condition Immunities prone
Skills Perception +10, Stealth +6
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 20
Languages Draconic
Challenge 18 (20,000 XP)

Special Traits

  • Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If the dragon fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.


  • Multiattack. The dragon makes two attacks: one with its bite and one to constrict.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (2d10 + 8) piercing damage.
  • Constrict. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 15 ft., one Large or smaller creature. Hit: 19 (2d10 + 8) bludgeoning damage. The target is grappled (escape DC 22) if the nemeios dragon isn’t already constricting a creature, and the target is restrained until this grapple ends.
  • Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6). The dragon exhales fire in a 60- foot cone. Each creature in that line must make a DC 14 Dexterity saving throw, taking 54 (12d8) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
  • Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 18 (2d8 + 9) bludgeoning damage.

Legendary Actions

The nemeios dragon can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The nemeios dragon regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

  • Detect. The dragon makes a Wisdom (Perception) check.
  • Tail Attack. The dragon makes a tail attack.
  • Bite (Costs 2 Actions). The nemeios dragon makes one bite attack.


This massive serpent has three rows of hooked teeth, a threefold quivering tongue, and a gilded forehead. Green spumes drips from its fangs and its eyes glitter with malevolence.

Nemeios dragons attack everything in sight, grappling and biting. These beasts are primarily found in Achaea.

Wyrmlings are sometimes raised as companions to heroes.

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