Ashardalon, Ancient Red Dragon
Gargantuan natural magical beast (demon, dragon)
Level 30 Solo Brute XP 95000
Initiative +22 Senses Perception +21; Darkvision
Abyssal Cyclone (Fire) aura 5; at the start of Ashardalon’s turn, any creature within the aura takes 20 fire damage and is pulled 3 squares.
HP 1200; Bloodied 600
AC 46; Fortitude 48, Reflex 42, Will 43
Resist 40 fire
Saving Throws +5
Speed 12, fly 12 (hover), overland flight 15
Action Points 2
Bite (standard, at-will) Fire
Reach 4; +35 vs AC; 4d12+12 fire damage.
Claw (standard, at-will)
Reach 4; +35 vs AC; 3d8+10 damage. This attack scores a critical hit on a roll of 18, 19, or 20 (a roll of 18 or 19 is not an automatic hit, however).
Demonic Fury (standard, at-will)
Ashardalon makes two claw attacks and one bite attack
Tail Strike (immediate reaction, when an enemy moves to a position where it flanks ashardalon, at-will)
Ashardalon attacks the triggering enemy with his tail: reach 4; +32 vs Reflex; 6d10+12 damage, and the target is pushed 3 squares.
Abyssal Torrent (standard, recharge ) Fire
Close burst 5; +33 vs Fortitude; 6d10+10 fire damage, and the target slides 5 squares and is immobilized (save ends).
Breath Weapon (standard, recharge ) Fire
Close blast 5; +33 vs Reflex; 8d12+10 fire damage, and Ashardalon makes a secondary attack against the same target.
Secondary Attack +33 vs Fortitude; the target’s fire resistance is negated until the end of the encounter. Miss: Half damage, and no secondary attack.
Bloodied Breath (free, when first bloodied, encounter) Psychic
The dragon’s breath weapon recharges, and the dragon uses it immediately.
Dominating Presence (standard, encounter) Charm
Close burst 10; targets enemies; +35 vs Will; the target is dominated until the end of Ashardalon’s next turn. Aftereffect: The target takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls (save ends).
Death Burst (standard, at-will) Fire
Ashardalon explodes in a burst of flame; close burst 10; +33 vs Reflex; 4d10+15 fire damage. Miss: Half damage. In addition, a balor appears in part of the space formerly occupied by Ashardalon.
Alignment Evil Languages Common, Draconic
Skills Bluff +24, Insight +26, Intimidate +24
Str 34 (+27) Dex 25 (+22) Wis 22 (+21)
Con 30 (+25) Int 22 (+21) Cha 19 (+19)
On the HP line, replace “1,660” with “1,200” and “830” with “600.”
Published in Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons, page(s) 232.