Gold dragons are the most powerful and majestic of dragonkind. Dragons of light and luck, their radiant energy stems from an interest in enlightenment and purity that few beings can match. Proud and noble, the gold dragon is one of the most amazing allies a warrior of goodness can have.
Physically, gold dragons are quite spectacular. Several large horns tipped with umber shoot sideways from their cheeks, and two very prominent horns point backwards along their heads. The most obvious feature is probably the tentacle whiskers that sprout from the top and bottom of the gold dragon's jaw, giving the appearance of a beard of sorts. Their wings, like those of brass and copper dragons, connect to the body all the way to the tip of the tail. From below, the overall shape resembles that of a brass dragon, but the different coloring and dramatic difference in size enables easy differentiation. When in flight, the gold dragon's wings ripple, giving the appearance of swimming rather than flying. They smell of saffron and incense.
- Breath Weapon: Gold dragons breathe a cone of radiant white fire.
Gold dragons first appeared as the only "lawful" dragon in the OD&D white box.