Dragon Skeletons | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Currently, I’m in the process of building the first part of the dungeon for The Secret of Forsaken Peak. One of the first BBEGs of the game is a half-dragon goblin priest (that’s going to be a whole-lotta-templates, eh?) that runs the joint.

At his side, he has an animated dragon skeleton that isn’t so much as a servant, but a symbol of draconic might.

This is using the skeleton template I posted on the site a couple months back.

Adult Red Dragon Skeleton

Huge undead, lawful evil

Armor Class 19 (natural armor)

Hit Points 161 (19d12 + 38)

Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft.

Abilities Str 27 (+8), Dex 10 (+0), Con 15 (+2), Int 6 (-2), Wis 8 (-1), Cha 5 (-3)

Damage Vulnerabilities bludgeoning

Damage Immunities poison, fire

Condition Immunities exhaustion, poisoned

Senses blindsight 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 23

Languages understands Common and Draconic but can’t speak

Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)


Multiattack. The skeleton makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (2d10 + 8) piercing damage.

Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d6 + 8) slashing damage.

Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d8 + 8) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed a DC 18 Strength saving throw or be knocked back 10 feet, falling prone in its space.


Thanks for reading!

Keep reading along to get some more snazzy details on The Secret of Forsaken Peak. I’m having to have the first adventure set in the mountain out within the next couple days.

See you then!

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