Large shadow humanoid (giant)
Level 22 Brute XP 4150
Initiative +16 Senses Perception +19; Darkvision
Soulcatcher aura 5; a creature that dies within the aura bestows one soul shard to the death giant (see soul shroud).
HP 255; Bloodied 127
AC 34; Fortitude 37, Reflex 33, Will 31
Resist 15 necrotic
Greataxe (standard, at-will) Weapon
Reach 2; +25 vs AC; 4d6+9 damage (crit 4d6+33).
Soulfire Burst (standard, at-will) Necrotic
Close burst 1; +23 vs Reflex; 2d8+5 necrotic damage. The death giant must expend one soul shard to use this power.
Consume Soul Shard (minor; at-will) Healing
The death giant expends one soul shard and regains 20 hit points.
The soul shroud contains soul shards that swirl around the death giant to protect and empower it. At the beginning of an encounter, the soul shroud contains 4 soul shards. While the soul shroud is depleted of soul shards, the death giant takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls.
Alignment Evil Languages Giant
Skills Intimidate +18
Str 28 (+20) Dex 20 (+16) Wis 16 (+14)
Con 25 (+18) Int 12 (+12) Cha 15 (+13)
Equipment: chainmail , greataxe .
Replace the greataxe damage: “2d6 + 9 damage” with “4d6 + 9 damage.”
Published in Monster Manual, page(s) 120, Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons, page(s) 144, E1 Death's Reach, page(s) 10.