Dragon Along

April 5th, 2016

Alex Riggs

Magic Market Archive

Everyone loves dragons, and while they may not quite literally be the name of the game when it comes to Pathfinder, as they are in its antecedents, the fact remains that players expect—no, crave—dragons. While there’s only so much a player can do to get draconic foes to fight, sometimes players get a little (or a lot) more leeway when it comes to determining their magical gear. The following magic items all have a certain draconic flair.


Slot shoulders; CL 20th; Weight 1 lb.
Aura strong transmutation

These cloaks are made from leather from the wings of a true dragon, and are equipped with cowls that resemble a dragon’s head. As long as the cloak is worn, its wearer gains the ability to speak, write, and understand Draconic. On command, the wearer can cause the cloak to become rigid, forming itself into a pair of draconic wings, which grant a fly speed of 60 feet with good maneuverability. Additionally, each cloak of the dragon is tied to a specific type of true dragon (such as red or silver), and the wearer gains immunity to the energy type associated with that dragon’s breath weapon. Further, three times per day, the wearer can cast form of the dragon III as a spell-like ability, but only to transform into a dragon of the type associated with the cloak.

Each time that the cloak’s form of the dragon ability is used, there is a 10% chance that, at the end of the effect, instead of returning to his normal form, the wearer and cloak are both transformed into a Medium-sized dragon egg, as though with the spell transmute any object. The egg has hardness 5 and a number of hit points equal to 1/10 the wearer’s normal hit point total. If the egg is destroyed, the wearer dies and the cloak is destroyed. If the transformation is not reversed before one week has passed, the egg hatches, giving birth to a wyrmling dragon of the appropriate type and destroying the egg.


A cloak of the dragon can be destroyed by the breath weapon of any dragon (even if it deals the same type of damage that the cloak grants immunity to). In order to be destroyed in this way, however, the cloak must be directly targeted by the breath weapon, not simply caught in the blast, and must remain still.


DRAGON’S TEETH          PRICE 20,000 gp (per bag)
Slot —; CL 7th; Weight
Aura moderate necromancy

Made from the actual teeth of dragons, these six-inch long fangs are sold in bags containing 3d4+3 teeth. In order to be used, a tooth must be buried, or stabbed into a creature or plant. In the latter case, treat the dragon’s tooth as an improvised dagger, which must deal at least 1 point of damage in order to have an effect. Each dragon’s tooth can be used in any of the following ways.

  • If a single dragon’s tooth is buried in soil and left for 1 minute, it will spawn a skeletal champion that is also a 3rd-level fighter, which claws its way forth from the soil and serves whoever planted it for 1 hour.
  • If three dragon’s teeth are buried together, they all collectively spawn a single spire drakeB4 with the skeletal champion template, which serves whoever planted them for 1 hour.
  • If a single dragon’s tooth is stabbed into a creature, that creature must succeed on a Will save (DC 20) or be affected as though by the spells rage and confusion for 2 minutes.
  • If a single dragon’s tooth is stabbed into a plant, the area around that plant is affected by either plant growth or diminish plants. The user decides which of these spells to use (and which version of the spell) when the tooth is stabbed into the plant.
Construction Requirements       Cost 10,000 gp (per bag)

Craft Wondrous Item, animate dead, confusion, diminish plants, plant growth, rage.


Slot ring; CL 7th; Weight
Aura moderate enchantment

These rings are almost always made of gold, and bear a single large diamond, most often one with a rather fantastic and exotic cut. When the ring is imbued with power by a dragon, the inside of the gem swirls with energy that matches the dragon’s color. The bearer of one of these rings gains a +5 bonus on all Bluff and Diplomacy checks made against dragons. While many might consider such items to be manipulative, and might expect dragons to become angered at their use, very few dragons seem to be bothered by these items, explaining to those who ask that they approve of any ring that helps “lesser races” treat them with the “deference and civility” they are due.

A ring of dragon friendship can be imbued with magical power by any true dragon of the adult age category or older, an act which costs the dragon nothing and requires only one minute, but which nonetheless counts as giving dangerous aid for the purposes of the DC of Diplomacy checks made to convince them to do so. Once this has been done, as long as the ring is worn, the bearer gains all special abilities that a young dragon of the same type gains. The ring retains this power for one week, or until the next time it is imbued with draconic power (in which case the new abilities overwrite the previously existing ones).

Construction Requirements       Cost 4,750 gp

Forge Ring, charm monster