Ancient Bronze Dragon
Gargantuan natural magical beast (aquatic, dragon)
Level 29 Solo Brute XP 75000
Initiative +23 Senses Perception +23; Darkvision
Living Tempest (Lightning) aura 5; each creature that starts its turn within the aura takes 15 lightning damage.
HP 968; Bloodied 484 ; see also bloodied breath
AC 41; Fortitude 43, Reflex 40, Will 40
Saving Throws +5
Speed 10, fly 12 (hover), overland flight 15, swim 10
Action Points 2
Bite (standard, at-will) Lightning
Reach 4; +32 vs AC; 2d12+13 damage plus 6d8 lightning damage.
Claw (standard, at-will)
Reach 4; +32 vs AC; 3d12+10 damage.
Double Attack (standard, at-will)
The dragon makes two claw attacks
Wing Smash (immediate reaction, when an enemy moves to a space where it flanks the dragon, at-will)
+30 vs Fortitude; 3d12+13 damage, and the dragon pushes the target 3 squares.
Pinning Claw (immediate reaction, when an adjacent enemy moves or shifts, at-will)
+32 vs AC; 3d12+10 damage, and the dragon grabs the target. If the dragon uses double attack while grabbing a target, it must target a grabbed creature with at least one attack if it is able.
Breath Weapon (standard, recharge ) Lightning
Close blast 3; +30 vs Reflex; 4d10+10 lightning damage, and the dragon pushes the target 4 squares. If the attack hit at least one target, the dragon makes a secondary attack against a creature within 10 squares that was not a target of the primary attack. Miss: Half damage. Secondary Attack: +22 vs. Reflex; 3d12 + 9 lightning damage, and the dragon pushes the target 2 squares.
Bloodied Breath (free, when first bloodied, encounter)
Breath weapon recharges, and the dragon uses it
Frightful Presence (standard, encounter) Fear
Close burst 10; targets enemies; +30 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).
Restorative Dive (minor; while bloodied and completely submerged in water; encounter) Healing
The dragon regains 242 hit points and gains a +2 bonus to attack rolls until the end of its next turn.
Alignment Unaligned Languages Common, Draconic
Skills History +22, Intimidate +27
Str 34 (+26) Dex 29 (+23) Wis 19 (+18)
Con 29 (+23) Int 17 (+17) Cha 27 (+22)
Description: Order's sworn servants, bronze dragons can seem arrogant and haughty, with an inflated sense of self, a tendency that can put them at odds with those they meet. In rare cases, this self-righteousness grows into something far more sinister, and the bronze dragon takes over what it sees as lesser races, ruling as a cruel tyrant that demands worship and subservience from its subjects. Bronze dragons claim coastlines, inlets, and islands as their own, constructing lairs in coastal caves that have access to the sea. More aggressive bronze dragons purposely choose lairs near shipping lanes so they can claim tribute from merchant vessels as those craft pass by. All bronze dragons share a deep and abiding hatred for blue dragons, and they are vigilant in protecting their homes from these despised interlopers.
Published in Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons, page(s) 160.