Elder Red Dragon
Huge natural magical beast (dragon)
Level 22 Solo Soldier XP 20750

HP 832; Bloodied 416Initiative +18
AC 38, Fortitude 36, Reflex 33, Will 32Perception+19
Speed 8, fly 10Darkvision
Resist 20 fire
Saving Throws +5; Action Points 2


Action Recovery

Whenever the dragon ends its turn, any dazing, stunning, or dominating effect on it ends.

Instinctive Assault

On an initiative of 10 + its initiative check, the dragon can use a free action to use bite or claw. If the dragon cannot use a free action to make this attack due to a dominating or stunning effect, then that effect ends instead of the dragon making the attack.

Standard Actions

Bite (fire) At-Will

Attack: Melee 3 (one creature); +27 vs. AC

Hit: 2d10 + 6 damage. The target is grabbed and takes ongoing 15 fire damage, or ongoing 25 fire damage if the dragon is bloodied, until the grab ends (escape DC 30).

Claw At-Will

Attack: Melee 3 (one or two creatures); +27 vs. AC. If the dragon targets only one creature, it can make this attack twice against that creature

Hit: 3d10 + 14 damage, and the dragon grabs the target (escape DC 27) if it has fewer than two creatures grabbed.

Immolate Foe (fire) Recharge

Attack: Ranged 20 (one creature); +25 vs. Reflex

Hit: 4d10 + 7 fire damage, and ongoing 20 fire damage (save ends).

Miss: Half damage, and ongoing 10 fire damage (save ends).

Breath Weapon (fire) Recharge

Attack: Close blast 5 (creatures in the blast); +25 vs. Reflex

Hit: 4d12 + 17 fire damage.

Miss: Half damage.

Triggered Actions

Tail Strike At-Will

Trigger: An enemy leaves a square within 3 squares of the dragon.

Attack (Immediate Reaction): Melee 4 (the triggering enemy); +25 vs. Reflex

Hit: 2d8 + 4 damage, and the target falls prone.

Bloodied Breath Encounter

Trigger: The dragon is first bloodied.

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

Skills Bluff +18, Insight +19
Str 26 (+19)                Dex 21 (+16)                Wis 17 (+14)
Con 24 (+18)                Int 14 (+13)                Cha 15 (+13)

Alignment evil        Languages Common, Draconic

Published in Monster Manual, page(s) 83, Dungeon Delve, page(s) 149, Monster Vault, page(s) 77, Dungeon Magazine 200.