Bitterstrike
Large natural magical beast (dragon)
Level 10 Solo Brute XP 2500

HP 520; Bloodied 260Initiative +6
AC 22, Fortitude 23, Reflex 20, Will 21Perception+12
Speed 6 (ice walk), fly 6Darkvision
Resist 10 cold
Saving Throws +5; Action Points 2

Traits

Action Recovery

Whenever Bitterstrike ends her turn, any dazing, stunning, or dominating effect on her ends.

Instinctive Rampage

On an initiative of 10 + Bitterstrike’s initiative check, Bitterstrike can move up to her speed as a free action. During the move, Bitterstrike can move through enemies’ spaces and has resist 5 to all damage. Each time Bitterstrike enters an enemy’s space for the first time during the move, she can use claw against that enemy. If the attack hits, the target also falls prone. If Bitterstrike cannot use a free action to take this move due to a dominating or a stunning effect, then that effect ends instead of Bitterstrike taking this move.

Savage Blood

While bloodied, Bitterstrike can score a critical hit on a roll of 17–20.

Standard Actions

Bite (cold) At-Will

Attack: Melee 2 (one creature); +15 vs. AC

Hit: 3d10 + 6 cold damage.

Miss: Half damage.

Claw At-Will

Attack: Melee 2 (one or two creatures); +15 vs. AC

Hit: 3d8 + 9 damage.

Breath Weapon (cold) Recharge

Attack: Close blast 5 (creatures in the blast); +13 vs. Reflex

Hit: 2d10 + 9 cold damage, and the target is slowed (save ends).

Miss: Half damage, and the target is slowed until the end of Bitterstrike’s next turn.

Triggered Actions

Tail Slap At-Will

Trigger: An enemy flanking Bitterstrike hits her.

Attack (Free Action): Melee 2 (the triggering enemy); +13 vs. Fortitude

Hit: 3d6 + 8 damage, and Bitterstrike pushes the target up to 5 squares.

Bloodied Breath Encounter

Trigger: Bitterstrike is first bloodied.

Effect (Free Action): Breath weapon recharges, and Bitterstrike uses it.

Bitter Vengeance (cold) Encounter

Trigger: An enemy within 5 squares of Bitterstrike hits her with an attack.

Effect (Free Action): Close burst 5 (triggering enemy in the burst). The target takes 10 cold damage, and Bitterstrike pushes it up to 2 squares.

Skills Athletics +15
Str 21 (+10)                Dex 13 (+6)                Wis 15 (+7)
Con 20 (+10)                Int 10 (+5)                Cha 10 (+5)

Alignment Evil        Languages Common, Draconic

Published in Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale, page(s) 21.