Half-Red Dragon Veteran

Monster Image Medium humanoid (human), any alignment

Armor Class 18 (plate)
Hit Points 65 (10d8 + 20)
Speed 30 ft.

STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
16 (+3)13 (+1)14 (+2)10 (+0)11 (+0)10 (+0)

Skills Athletics +5, Perception +2
Damage Resistances fire
Senses blindsight 10 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Draconic
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Actions

Multiattack. The veteran makes two longsword attacks. If it has a shortsword drawn, it can also make a shortsword attack.

Longsword. Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) slashing damage, or 8 (1d10 + 3) slashing damage if used with two hands.

Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.

Heavy Crossbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 100/400 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d10 + 1) piercing damage.

Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6). The veteran exhales fire in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 24 (7d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Half-Dragon Template

A beast, humanoid, giant, or monstrosity can become a half—dragon. It keeps its statistics, except as follows.

Challenge. To avoid recalculating the creature’s challenge rating, apply the template only to a creature that meets the optional prerequisite in the Breath Weapon table below. Otherwise, recalculate the rating after you apply the template.

Senses. The half—dragon gains blindsight with a radius of 10 feet and darkvision with a radius of 60 feet.

Resistances. The half—dragon gains resistance to a type of damage based on its color.

ColorDamage Resistance
Black or copperAcid
Blue or bronzeLightning
Brass, gold, or redFire
GreenPoison
Silver or whiteCold

Languages. The half—dragon speaks Draconic in addition to any other languages it knows.

New Action: Breath Weapon. The half—dragon has the breath weapon of its dragon half. The half—dragon’s size determines how this action functions.

SizeBreath WeaponOptional Prerequisite
Large or smallerAs a wyrmlingChallenge 2 or higher
HugeAs a young dragonChallenge 7 or higher
GargantuanAs an adult dragonChallenge 8 or higher