Brox RedGloves wrote:
To be fair, I was swallowed while the dragon was flying. The following round, he landed and the burst heal went off.
Didn't mean to mislead.
I think Ian meant that, typically, dragons, no matter what their age category, don't have the swallow whole special ability, much less the grab special ability that is a prerequisite for swallowing.
Yep, in the Bestiary, Ancient White Dragons do not have either Grab nor Swallow Whole, normally.Swallow Whole (Ex) wrote:
If a creature with this special attack begins its turn with an opponent grappled in its mouth (see Grab), it can attempt a new combat maneuver check (as though attempting to pin the opponent). If it succeeds, it swallows its prey, and the opponent takes bite damage. Unless otherwise noted, the opponent can be up to one size category smaller than the swallowing creature. Being swallowed causes a creature to take damage each round. The amount and type of damage varies and is given in the creature's statistics. A swallowed creature keeps the grappled condition, while the creature that did the swallowing does not. A swallowed creature can try to cut its way free with any light slashing or piercing weapon (the amount of cutting damage required to get free is equal to 1/10 the creature's total hit points), or it can just try to escape the grapple. The Armor Class of the interior of a creature that swallows whole is normally 10 + 1/2 its natural armor bonus, with no modifiers for size or Dexterity. If a swallowed creature cuts its way out, the swallowing creature cannot use swallow whole again until the damage is healed. If the swallowed creature escapes the grapple, success puts it back in the attacker's mouth, where it may be bitten or swallowed again.
Format: swallow whole (5d6 acid damage, AC 15, 18 hp); Location: Special Attacks.Grab (Ex) wrote:If a creature with this special attack hits with the indicated attack (usually a claw or bite attack), it deals normal damage and attempts to start...
Well...remember, we are talking about a small gnome sorcerer (they have a huge CMB & CMD!!) being attacked by a huge (?) ancient white dragon. He chewed me for a couple of rounds until I was below zero in hp's, then swallowed. Not a lot of fighting while in a coma and being swallowed haha!