Ancient Volcanic Dragon
Huge elemental magical beast (dragon, fire)
Level 25 Elite Brute XP 14000

HP 574; Bloodied 287Initiative +20
AC 37, Fortitude 38, Reflex 36, Will 37Perception+21
Speed 10, fly 10 (clumsy)Darkvision
Saving Throws +2; Action Points 1

Traits

Noxious Fumes (poison) Aura 1

Any enemy that ends its turn within the aura takes 15 poison damage.

Standard Actions

Bite (fire) At-Will

Attack: Melee 2 (one creature); +29 vs. AC

Hit: 3d10 + 8 damage, and ongoing 10 fire damage (save ends).

Claw At-Will

Attack: Melee 2 (one creature); +31 vs. AC

Hit: 3d8 + 8 damage, and the target loses all fire resistance until the end of the dragon’s next turn.

Double Attack At-Will

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

Minor Actions

Growing Heat (fire) Recharge at the start of any turn when noxious fumes is aura 1

Effect: The noxious fumes expands to aura 3. At the start of the dragon’s next turn, the noxious fumes expands to aura 5. At the start of its following turn, the dragon makes the following attack.

    Attack (No Action): Close burst 5 (enemies in the burst); +28 vs. Reflex

    Hit: 4d10 + 4 fire damage, and ongoing 15 fire damage (save ends).

    Effect: The noxious fumes aura reverts to its original state and size (aura 1).

Fiery Fissure (fire, zone) Recharge

Effect: The dragon creates a zone of hindering terrain in 6 contiguous unoccupied squares. At least one of the squares must be within 10 squares of the dragon. The zone lasts until the end of the dragon’s next turn. Any enemy that enters the zone or starts its turn there takes 20 fire damage. This power does not provoke opportunity attacks.

Lava Vent (fire, zone) Recharge when first bloodied

Effect: The dragon creates a zone in an area burst 2 within 10 squares that lasts until the end of the encounter. Any creature that enters the zone or starts its turn there takes 15 fire damage.

Triggered Actions

Sudden Flare (fire) At-Will

Trigger: The dragon is hit by a fire attack.

Effect (Free Action): Each enemy in the dragon’s noxious fumes aura takes 15 fire damage.

Str 29 (+21)                Dex 26 (+20)                Wis 28 (+21)
Con 27 (+20)                Int 23 (+18)                Cha 25 (+19)

Alignment Unaligned        Languages Common, Draconic, Promordial

Published in Dragon Magazine 376, page(s) 53, Monster Manual 3, page(s) 73.