How to Unlock the Dragon Mythic Path in Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous

In this guide, we’ll explain how to unlock the Gold Dragon Mythic Path and play as a Dragon in Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous.

Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous Golden Dragon Mythic Path

Turning into a dragon does get you the required adrenaline rush. However, before that, you have to unlock the Gold Dragon Mythic Path.

Do keep in mind that the Path to becoming a Gold Dragon requires you to be righteous. Heroes must be noble and swear to restore balance to a world torn by evil. Through Holy fire, the Gold Dragon is both a force to be reckoned with and the guide for those who are lost.

Therefore, here are some of the factors that you need to take into consideration when building your character for the path.


Before you start let’s talk about the recommended stats that you must start your level 1-20 character with:

  • Strength: 16
  • Dexterity: 14
  • Constitution: 14
  • Intelligence: 12
  • Wisdom: 8
  • Charisma: 18

It is best that you choose your class as a Monk, farmhand as you background and your race as Angelkin.

You could continue on to become a Paladin or a Stalwart Defender since they can reap a lot from this Mythic Path.

As for the extra points, allocate them between wisdom or charisma. But do make sure that as you level up you bump up your Persuasion, Arcana to 5, Mobility to 3 and Perception.

Perks & Abilities of the Gold Dragon

The benefits to this Mythic Path are many. Not only does it boost the player’s stats significantly but it grants the player the ability to transform into a Golden Dragon.

The following are some of the abilities that come hand in hand with this Mythic Path:

  • Dragon’s Feat: Select any feat whilst ignoring the prerequisites.
  • Gold Dragon Breath: Grants the ability to breath out Holy Energy. Enemies within a 50 feet cone will be inflicted with holy damage. In addition, enemies will gain a -1 penalty on all d20 rolls.
  • Gold Dragon Form: Gain the ability to transform into a Gold Dragon at Mythic rank 9. In tandem you will gain a +10 size bonus to strength, +8 size bonus to Constitution and +8 to Natural Armor.
  • When assuming this form you also gain innate damage dealing abilities such as Bite, Claw attacks, Wing attacks and Tail slap.
  • The Gold Dragon also gains immunity towards poison, fear, disease, confusion sleep and paralysis. They are also resistant to energies equal to the character’s level so the more powerful the player, the higher their damage resistance.
  • Perfect Soul: Gain immunity to cold, fire, electricity, acid, energy drain and negative energy. Your damage type is converted to Holy Damage.

How to Unlock the Golden Dragon Mythic Path

Becoming a Gold Dragon in Wrath of the Righteous is a very time-consuming path. It requires specific choices to a myriad of situations and dialogue prompts. Make sure to never pick anything willy-nilly.

The Path, itself, doesn’t unlock until reaching Mythic Rank 8 but you can collect the items necessary for the eventual ascension.

First, in the Prologue’s underground cave, be sure to loot Terendelev’s scales near Seelah and Camellia. Once acquired, they will appear in the inventory list under Usable/Consumable, so be careful not to accidentally use them — once they’re gone, they cannot be acquired again.

However, you have a single go at it. If you mess this up, you won’t get to see yourself transform into a dragon in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.

Terendelev’s Scale

The very first thing you’ll be hunting down is the Terendelev’s Scales, and this hunt begins during the prologue.

They are located near Seelah and Camellia, in the underground cave area during the Prologue. There are two of them. Grab them and talk about them to the Storyteller in Blackwing Library.

This in turn will initiate the ‘Dragon’s Fate’ questline where you will be asked to procure the rest of the body parts.

Terendelev’s Claw

Next, you need to find Terendelev’s Claws. They are located inside a beat-up wagon at Leper’s Smile.

Terendelev’s Lair

At this point, you won’t have the location for Terendelev’s Lair. You’ll have to give the Terendelev’s Claw to the storyteller from the first act to have the location for Terendelev’s Lair.

You’ll find the storyteller at Artisan’s tower during the Dragon Hunt Quest. If you’re wondering how to begin the Dragon Hunt Quest, it’s given to you by a newly recruited companion, Greybor. You’ll recruit him at Half Measure Tavern in Drezen during the third act.

Once you have the location for Terendelev’s Lair, head to Wintersun, and you’ll find it near the demon forces.

This would be the last body part that you’ll be searching for.

Picking the Perfect Dialogue Choices

You’ll run into a battle at the last location where you found Terendelev’s Lair. After the battle, you’ll run into Hal. Here, you have to be very careful with your words and weapons.

Do not attack Hal, and give him positive replies. However, this won’t be the last you’ll run into him.

He’ll make an appearance again by the time you’re nearing your Mythic Rank 8. Again, give him positive replies, and you’ll unlock the Golden Dragon Mythic Path.

Transforming into a Dragon

Here are all the classes that transform into a Dragon.


Dragonkind I transformation becomes available at level 11. Dragonkind II transformation becomes available at level 13. Finally, Dragonkind III will become available at level 15.


For the Bard class, Dragonkind I will be unlocked at level 5 or if the class has 5 ranks of Knowledge (Arcana) ability.

Dragon Disciple

Dragon Disciple class will allow you to turn into a dragon at level 7. Dragonkind II gets unlocked at level 10.


Dragonkind I becomes available at level 13, Dragonkind II at level 15, and Dragonkind III at level 17.


Dragonkind I is unlocked at level 16 and can be cast when you have 16 intelligence points.

Magus Eldritch Scion

The first Dragonkind spell is available at level 13. The second Dragonkind spell is available at level 15. Lastly, Dragonkind III is unlocked at level 17.

The third Dragonkind spell can only be cast if you have 18 Charisma points.

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