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Adult Black Dragon - DnD 5e stats

Adult Black Dragon

  • AC: 19 (Natural Armor)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Evil
  • CHA: 17
  • CON: 21
  • Challenge Rating: 14
  • DEX: 14
  • HP: 195 (17d12+85)
  • INT: 14
  • Immunities: Acid
  • Languages: Common, Draconic
  • Passive Perception: 21
  • Roll 0: Bite 1d20 + 11 2d10+6+1d8
  • Roll 1: Claw 1d20 + 11 2d6+6
  • Roll 2: Tail 1d20 + 11 2d8+6
  • Roll 3: Acid Breath 1d20 + 0 12d8
  • STR: 23
  • Saving Throws: Dex +7, Con +10, Wis +6, Cha +8
  • Senses: Blindsight 60 Ft., Darkvision 120 Ft.
  • Size: Huge
  • Skills: Perception +11, Stealth +7
  • Speed: 40 ft., fly 80 ft., swim 40 ft.
  • Type: dragon
  • WIS: 13


Amphibious: The dragon can breathe air and water.

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


Multiattack: The dragon can use its Frightful Presence. It then makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws.

Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d10 + 6) piercing damage plus 4 (1d8) acid damage.

Claw: Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d6 + 6) slashing damage.

Tail: Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) bludgeoning damage.

Frightful Presence: Each creature of the dragon's choice that is within 120 feet of the dragon and aware of it must succeed on a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a creature's saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to the dragon's Frightful Presence for the next 24 hours.

Acid Breath (Recharge 5-6): The dragon exhales acid in a 60-foot line that is 5 feet wide. Each creature in that line must make a DC 18 Dexterity saving throw, taking 54 (12d8) acid damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Legendary Actions

Can take 3 Legendary Actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature's turn. Spent legendary actions are regained at the start of each turn.

Detect: The dragon makes a Wisdom (Perception) check.

Tail Attack: The dragon makes a tail attack.

Wing Attack (Costs 2 Actions): The dragon beats its wings. Each creature within 10 ft. of the dragon must succeed on a DC 19 Dexterity saving throw or take 13 (2d6 + 6) bludgeoning damage and be knocked prone. The dragon can then fly up to half its flying speed.

The SendingStone review

The Adult Black Dragon is a formidable opponent with a high level of challenge in the game. Its natural armor and high constitution give it impressive defensive capabilities, making it difficult to take down. With a chaotic evil alignment, it presents a ruthless and malevolent presence in the game. It also boasts a high charisma score, which can make it a dangerous manipulator or deceiver in game scenarios.

The Adult Black Dragon's immunity to acid makes it particularly well-suited for swampy environments where acid attacks are common. Its language abilities allow it to communicate with a variety of creatures, making it a versatile opponent. Overall, the Adult Black Dragon is a powerful and challenging enemy for players to encounter in their game quests.

Adult Black Dragon is D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th edition content, but other TTRPGs may have their own version such as a Adult Black Dragon Pathfinder edition. Want to use Adult Black Dragon in a VTT (virtual tabletop)? Try out SendingStone for free today!

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