New Warlock Patron: The Elder Dragon

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This Warlock Patron will be coming soon to the upcoming Goldeneye’s Guide to Warlocks with its own original art by our own Curator Kannah along with a handful of other new warlock patrons! Tell us what you think in the comments or on Twitter and look out for our feedback survey coming later this week!

Art: Form of the Dragon, Daarken — Wizards of the Coast

Warlock Patron: The Elder Dragon

Dragons are undoubtedly some of the most powerful creatures in the Multiverse. Some dragons find great purpose and reward in using mortals as their emissaries and servants. From collecting treasure to add to their patron’s hoard, to destroying enemy dragons and expanding their territory, warlocks that serve dragons are never bored or idle. Often referred to as dragonkith, warlocks that serve the most ancient and powerful dragons are influential forces in the endless machinations of their dragon masters.

Expanded Spell List

The Elder Dragon lets you choose from an expanded list of spells when you learn a warlock spell. The following spells are added to the warlock spell list for you.

Elder Dragon Expanded Spell List 

1st chromatic orb, identify
2nd dragon’s breath*, enhance ability
3rd elemental weapon, nondetection
4th private sanctum, stone skin
5th circle of power, legend lore

*Appears in Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

Dragon’s Emissary

Beginning at 1st level, you learn Draconic and you become proficient in Intimidation and Persuasion. Your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check you make that uses either of those proficiencies when you interact with dragonborn, dragons, half-dragons, or kobolds.


Beginning at 1st level, as a bonus action, you can channel the power of your patron granting you the scales, might, and focus of a dragon for 1 minute. It ends early if you are incapacitated, or you end it early (no action required).  For the duration, you gain the following benefits:

  • As long as you aren’t wearing medium or heavy armor, you gain a bonus to your AC equal to your Charisma modifier (minimum of 1).
  • Whenever you hit with a melee weapon attack, you deal extra damage equal to your proficiency bonus.
  • You have advantage on saving throws made to concentrate on spells.

Once you use this feature, you can’t use again until you finish a short or long rest.

Terrifying Roar

Starting at 6th level, you can emit a roar that shakes the resolve of your enemies. As an action, you can cause each creature of your choice within 30 feet of you to make a Wisdom saving throw against your warlock spell save DC. Each creature that fails its saving throw is frightened by you until the start of your next turn and must immediately use its reaction to move its speed away from you. This movement does not provoke opportunity attacks.
Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.

Wyrm’s Ascension

At 10th level, your connection to your patron’s might intensifies granting you the resilience and wings of a dragon. When you activate your Dragonshift you gain the following benefits in addition to the ones already granted to you:

  • You sprout dragon-like wings granting you a fly speed  equal to your current speed.
  • You gain resistance to damage type of your choice from the following: acid, cold, fire, lightning, or poison.
  • You gain temporary hit points equal to twice your warlock level.

Additionally, you can now use your Dragonshift twice before you must complete a short or long rest.

Form of the Dragon

Your patron grants you the ability to temporarily take on the full form of a dragon. Starting at 14th level, you can cast polymorph targeting yourself, without expending a spell slot. The form you choose must be a dragon with a CR equal to or less than your warlock level. Your concentration on the spell can’t be broken as a result of taking damage.
Once you use this feature, you must finish a long rest before you use it again.



AC change corrected.


3 thoughts

  1. This will be my answer to the hole in my game left by 3.5e’s Dragon Shaman class. I love it, and I think Warlock is a fantastic fit for it. Also, you posted it on my birthday, so it’s obviously meant for me. ;D
    I’ve poked around just a bit and haven’t been able to find any links to a purchasable PDF with your content — I like it and would love to have a compiled source that I can print and keep on hand at the table (even better if there is already a print version available somewhere for purchase). Thanks for making good content.


    1. Very glad you like it!

      You can find our PDFs at Currently, the book “Goldeneye’s Guide to Warlocks” is in the works but it will feature this and many other warlock patrons arriving this December!


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