Cobalt Dragon-Bred Drakkensteed
Large natural magical beast (dragon, mount)
Level 26 Skirmisher XP 9000
Initiative +23 Senses Perception +19; Darkvision
HP 240; Bloodied 120
AC 38; Fortitude 39, Reflex 38, Will 36
Resist 15 cold
Speed 8, fly 10, overland flight 15
Claw (standard, at-will) Cold
+31 vs AC; 2d6+8 damage plus 1d6 cold damage.
Wing Swipe (standard, at-will) Cold
+31 vs AC; 1d6+8 damage plus 1d6 cold damage.
Flyby Attack (standard, at-will)
The drakkensteed flies up to 10 squares and makes one claw attack, or two wing swipes against different creatures, at any point during that movement. The drakkensteed doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when moving away from the targets of the attacks
Breath Weapon (standard, encounter) Cold
Close blast 6; +29 vs Reflex; 4d12+6 cold damage.
Fearsome Roar (standard, encounter) Fear
Close burst 4; deafened creatures are immune; +29 vs Fortitude; the target is dazed (save ends). A friendly rider of 22nd level or higher is immune.
Gift of the Dragon (while mounted by a friendly rider of 22nd level or higher; encounter) Mount
When the mounted rider spends an action point to take an extra action, the drakkensteed’s fearsome roar or breath weapon recharges (rider’s choice), and the drakkensteed uses it as a free action.
Draconic Resistance (while mounted by a friendly rider of 22nd level or higher) Mount
The mounted rider gains resist 15 cold.
Alignment Unaligned Languages Draconic
Str 28 (+22) Dex 26 (+21) Wis 23 (+19)
Con 24 (+20) Int 7 (+11) Cha 13 (+14)
Description: DRAKKENSTEEDS ARE FIERCE, remarkably cunning reptilian predators. A drakkensteed’s broad, sharp wings and long neck evoke flying predators of bygone epochs, yet its four-legged stance— complete with dagger-sharp claws—and its fanged snout are clearly draconic in nature. From their lairs in high peaks and caves, families of drakkensteeds claim a wide region as their own hunting ground, tolerating no competition.
Drakkensteed eggs and young are worth more than their weight in gold, since drakkensteeds can be trained to serve as mounts for particularly strongwilled riders.
Published in Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons, page(s) 196.