Ancient Brass Dragon
Gargantuan natural magical beast (dragon)
Level 26 Solo Artillery XP 45000

Initiative +20        Senses Perception +23; Darkvision
HP 968; Bloodied 484 ; see bloodied breath
AC 39; Fortitude 39, Reflex 38, Will 37
Resist 30 fire
Saving Throws +5
Speed 8, fly 12 (hover), overland flight 15
Action Points 2

Bite (standard, at-will) Fire

Reach 4; +33 vs AC; 2d8+9 damage plus 2d8 fire damage.

Claw (standard, at-will)

Reach 4; +33 vs AC; 2d8+9 damage.

Dragon Ire (standard, at-will)

The dragon makes two claw attacks or one bite attack, and then shifts 2 squares.

Wing Buffet (immediate reaction, when an enemy enters or leaves an adjacent square, )

Targets the triggering enemy; +31 vs Fortitude; 2d10+9 damage, the target is knocked prone, and the dragon shifts 2 squares.

Breath Weapon (standard, recharge ) Fire

Close blast 7; +31 vs Reflex; 5d10+9 fire damage, and the target is knocked prone. Miss: Half damage.

Bloodied Breath (free, when first bloodied, encounter)

Breath weapon recharges, and the dragon uses it. If the dragon is flying, it can shift 12 squares before making this attack

Fire Stream (standard, at-will) Fire

Ranged 20; +31 vs Reflex; 3d8+9 fire damage. Effect: Each creature adjacent to the target takes 3d8 fire damage.

Fiery Strafe (standard, recharge

The dragon flies up to 12 squares and creates a wall of fire 1 square high on the ground directly beneath its path; area wall 12 within 10 (only in squares the dragon flew over); any creature that starts its turn in the wall’s space or moves into it takes 25 fire damage. The wall lasts until the end of the dragon’s next turn

Frightful Presence (standard, encounter) Fear

Close burst 10; targets enemies; +31 vs Will; the target is stunned until the end of the dragon’s next turn. Aftereffect: The target takes a –2 penalty to attack rolls (save ends).

Ignite (free, after using breath weapon or fire stream; encounter) Fire

Any creature hit by the triggering attack also takes ongoing 15 fire damage and is dazed (save ends both).

Alignment Unaligned        Languages Common, Draconic
Skills Athletics +26, Insight +23, Intimidate +21, Nature +23
Str 27 (+21)      Dex 24 (+20)      Wis 20 (+18)
Con 26 (+21)      Int 19 (+17)      Cha 17 (+16)

Description: Fire-breathing monsters haunting deserts and other dry lands, brass dragons tend to be callous, violent, and selfish. The best are honorable mercenaries, brave and loyal if paid well. The worst are brigands that plunder any travelers who venture into their territory.

Published in Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons, page(s) 158.