I'm interested in determining the skill modifiers for a Gold Dragon for Pathfinder, for a one-shot game for a friend where they play a dragon. Dragons have massive perception modifiers which can probably be deduced from their stats (wis, one rank per skill, etc) but is there any information anywhere else about any other skill modifiers for dragons (such as fly!)
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Gold dragons have no racial ability modifiers.
Dragons have these class skills: Appraise, Bluff, Climb, Craft, Diplomacy, Fly, Heal, Intimidate, Knowledge (all), Linguistics, Perception, Sense Motive, Spellcraft, Stealth, Survival, Swim, and Use Magic Device.
For example, a Young Gold Dragon has 9 skill points per HD (6 for being a dragon, +3 for Int modifier). His stat block enumerates 9 skills, so I think designers put max ranks (12) in each of them.
The dragon's Perception modifier is +22 which coincides with: 12 from ranks, +3 from being class skill, +3 from Wisdom and +4 from the Alertness feat. Being so, it seems that Gold Dragons have no racial Perception bonus.
The same breakdown is valid for Sense Motive (Pathfinder's Alertness applies to that skill too).
A quick scan through the other skills reveals that no racial modifiers are applied. The oddball here is the Fly skill, which includes Size and maneuverability modifiers. Its breakdown is: +10 = 12 ranks, +3 class skill, +1 Dex, -2 Large size, -4 poor maneuverability.
From the 3.5 SRD,
Not sure how far Pathfinder has diverged from core 3.5 but flight was based on maneuver classes (poor to clumsy as they aged) for Gold Dragons.