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D&D 3.5e had at least one.1 In that edition, sorcerer spellcasting was a common feature on all “true” dragons,2 with only a couple of exceptions.3 Relevant to this question, one of those exceptions is the spellhoarding template, part of Dragon4 vol. 313’s series on “dragon psychoses.” Templates were a way that DMs could modify creatures in 3.5e, and ...


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Yes, 5e dragons can be spellcasters as well as innate casters In the adventure "Sleeping Dragon's Wake", an NPC green dragon Claugiyliamatar has both innate spellcasting using the innate spellcasting variant and Charisma, and a spellcasting level of an 8th level caster with Druid prepared spells using Wisdom. She has prepared spells = 8+Wisdom ...


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Certain kinds of dragons in 1e AD&D could prepare spells in a more wizardly way In first edition AD&D, the different varieties of dragon were listed with percentage chances of being able to speak human languages and, if so, casting spells. From the Monster Manual: A considerable percentage of dragons have the ability to speak one or more ...


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D&D 5e: The groundwork is laid for the DM to do some worldbuilding. There is nothing in 5e material that says something to the effect of "this dragon learns spells like a wizard". But, you're the DM, you can build your world however you want. That said, there is one particular type of dragon the is the perfect candidate for this kind of design -...


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