Elder Steel Dragon
Huge natural magical beast (dragon, shapechanger)
Level 21 Solo Controller XP 16000
Initiative +17 Senses Perception +20; Darkvision
HP 800; Bloodied 400 ; see also bloodied breath
AC 36; Fortitude 33, Reflex 32, Will 34
Resist 25 force
Saving Throws +5
Speed 10, fly 12 (hover), overland flight 15
Action Points 2
Bite (standard, at-will) Force
Reach 3; +26 vs AC; 3d6+8 damage plus 2d6 force damage, and the dragon slides the target 2 squares.
Claw (standard, at-will)
Reach 3; +26 vs AC; 3d6+8 damage.
Double Attack (standard, at-will)
The dragon makes two claw attacks
Wing Scatter (immediate reaction, when an enemy moves into an adjacent square, at-will)
Targets the triggering enemy; +24 vs Fortitude; 3d6+8 damage, and the target is knocked prone. Effect: The dragon shifts 1 square and flies 3 squares.
Dragon's Suggestion (minor 1/round, at-will) Charm
+23 vs Will; the dragon slides the target 2 squares, and the target grants combat advantage until the end of the dragon’s next turn. Effect: The dragon shifts 1 square.
Breath Weapon (standard, recharge ) Force
Close burst 10; targets enemies; +25 vs Fortitude; 4d8+8 force damage, and the target is dazed (save ends). Miss: Half damage.
Bloodied Breath (free, when first bloodied, encounter) Force
Breath weapon recharges, and the dragon uses it
Frightful Presence (standard, encounter) Fear
Close burst 10; targets enemies; +25 vs Will; the target is stunned until the end of the dragon’s next turn. Aftereffect: The target takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls (save ends).
Force Prison (standard, recharges when the dragon uses breath weapon) Force, Zone
Area burst 1 within 10; +25 vs Reflex; 3d10+8 force damage. Effect: The burst becomes a zone of force until the end of the dragon’s next turn. A creature within the zone can’t leave it.
Change Shape (minor; at-will) Polymorph
The dragon can alter its physical form to appear as a unique human (see “Change Shape,” MM2 216).
Alignment Unaligned Languages Common, Draconic
Skills Bluff +24, Diplomacy +24, Insight +20
Str 26 (+18) Dex 24 (+17) Wis 21 (+15)
Con 24 (+17) Int 17 (+13) Cha 28 (+19)
Description: IN HUMANOID CITIES, steel dragons conceal their identities by adopting humanoid forms. In battle, steel dragons are quick and employ a wide array of attacks.
Published in Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons, page(s) 172, 173, 174.