With the spell simulacrum you can create a half-real illusion of a creature with HD no greater than 2xCL and it has half the originals HD and abilities according to that.

Now dragons have age categories. Would a simulacrum of a gold great wyrm (30HD) have the abilities of a great wyrm at half strength so to say or would it have the abilities of a golden dragon with half the HD, in this case somewhat between juvenile (14HD) and young adult (16HD)?

The size should be that of a great wyrm, as you have a disguise check so observers think it is the real thing unless they beat your disguise result. But what about abilities that only the older dragons get? Like Divine Aid, Fire Aura, Luck,


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It would be as a Juvenile dragon according to RAW.

It appears to be the same as the original, but it has only half of the real creature's levels or HD (and the appropriate hit points, feats, skill ranks, and special abilities for a creature of that level or HD).

(emphasis mine) The illusion makes it look like a 30HD great wyrm, but in reality it's only a 15HD Juvenile. True Dragons' power is derived from their HD and level in True Dragon, which determines which age category they belong in.


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