Ancient Tornado Dragon
Huge elemental magical beast (air, dragon)
Level 23 Elite Lurker XP 10200

HP 338; Bloodied 169Initiative +24
AC 36, Fortitude 34, Reflex 35, Will 33Perception+17
Speed 10, fly 10 (hover)Darkvision
Saving Throws +2; Action Points 1

Traits

Whirling Winds Aura 1

The dragon has partial concealment against any enemy in the aura.

Standard Actions

Bite (cold) At-Will

Attack: Melee 3 (one creature); +28 vs. AC

Hit: 2d10 + 9 damage plus 2d10 cold damage.

Claw (lightning) At-Will

Attack: Melee 2 (one creature); +28 vs. AC

Hit: 2d6 + 9 damage, and ongoing 15 lightning damage (save ends).

Double Attack At-Will

Effect: The dragon uses bite and claw or uses claw twice.

Blinding Wind (cold, thunder) Recharge

Attack: Close blast 5 (creatures in the blast); +26 vs. Fortitude

Hit: 3d12 + 7 cold and thunder damage, and the target is blinded until the end of the dragon’s next turn.

Minor Actions

Expanding Aura Recharge when the dragon starts its turn and its whirling winds is smaller than aura 5

Effect: The whirling winds aura expands by 2 squares.

Twister Unleashed Recharge when the dragon starts its turn and its whirling winds is aura 5

Effect: Any effect on the dragon that includes the immobilized, restrained, or slowed condition ends. The dragon becomes insubstantial and shifts up to its speed, and it can move through enemies’ spaces. Each time the dragon enters an enemy’s space for the first time during this movement, it can use bite against that enemy. On a hit, the dragon slides the target up to 5 squares, and the target falls prone.

Effect: The dragon’s whirling winds reverts to aura 1.

Triggered Actions

Storm Twist At-Will

Trigger: The dragon takes lightning or thunder damage.

Effect (Opportunity Action): The dragon becomes insubstantial and can shift up to its speed.

Str 24 (+18)                Dex 28 (+20)                Wis 23 (+17)
Con 25 (+18)                Int 20 (+16)                Cha 20 (+16)

Alignment Evil        Languages Common, Draconic, Primordial

Published in Dragon Magazine 425.