Are there Adamantine Dragons in Pathfinder?


Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion

Scarab Sages

In D&D, there is either one or very few Adamantine Dragons, depending on the source.

What all the sources agree on is that if you want to find an Adamantine Dragon, the best place to look is on the plane of Shurrock which is one of the Twin Paradises of Bytopia.

Bytopia, in the D&D setting, is situated on the Great Wheel between Mount Celestia (Heaven in Pathfinder) and Elysium (Nirvana in Pathfinder). It is for those who are Lawful Good with Neutral Good tendencies, or perhaps those who are Neutral Good with Lawful Good tendencies.

Anyway, since there is no direct analog of Bytopia in Pathfinder, I'm thinking an Adamantine Dragon could be found in either Heaven or Nirvana.

Personally, I think they'd be found on Nirvana as that seems to be more like the Admantine Dragons' style. You know...less civilized like Shurrock is in Bytopia.

Are there any official Paizo sources that talk about, or even mention, Adamantine Dragons?

For sure, they would be powerful Planar Dragons (as opposed to a classic Metallic Dragon like you might find in Bestiary 1), but I cannot find a mention of them anywhere in any Paizo material.

If you know of such a mention, could you please cite it for me?

I really love the idea of an Adamantine Dragon.

Thanks.


In PF1: no, not that I know of
In PF2: yes, but they don't have stats yet.

The Core Remaster's dragon form spells introduced stats associated with a host of new dragons, distanced from D&D's Chromatic and Metallic dichotomy. Among them is the Adamantine Dragon, which will be fully statted with the rest in Monster Core.

All that we officially know right now (there may have been a preview with more unofficial detail) is that they use Primal (druidic) magic and their breath weapon a cone of bludgeoning, iirc, which is equally awesome and funny to me. Their breath is effectively a shotgun blast.

How do you say "Resist THIS energy, idiot" in Draconic?

Scarab Sages

Starcatcher wrote:

In PF1: no, not that I know of

In PF2: yes, but they don't have stats yet.

The Core Remaster's dragon form spells introduced stats associated with a host of new dragons, distanced from D&D's Chromatic and Metallic dichotomy. Among them is the Adamantine Dragon, which will be fully statted with the rest in Monster Core.

All that we officially know right now (there may have been a preview with more unofficial detail) is that they use Primal (druidic) magic and their breath weapon a cone of bludgeoning, iirc, which is equally awesome and funny to me. Their breath is effectively a shotgun blast.

How do you say "Resist THIS energy, idiot" in Draconic?

I love the bludgeoning breath weapon, but am very skeptical of their use of Druidic magic.

In my mind, they're quite aggressive (for a NG dragon) and not granola-eating hippies.

I guess we'll have to see, though.


I only call it "druidic" to specify it as the list of spells that druids use, since we're in the PF1 forums, not PF2, and "primal" might not have been understood. "Elemental" would be a more apt descriptor in general for that type of magic. I'm sure it will be a lot of stone spikes and earthquakes.


Arkat wrote:
In D&D, there is either one or very few Adamantine Dragons, depending on the source.

If you say there are Adamanine dragons, they exist, and with the stats and capabilities you want.

All systems go on creativity.

I use the Prismatic and Force dragons out of the 3.0 Epic Level Handbook. (In one place, the base of Sigil’s spire in the Outlands.)

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