Golgorax, Elder Gold Dragon
Huge natural magical beast (dragon, shapechanger)
Level 28 Elite Controller (Leader) XP 26000
Initiative +16 Senses Perception +23; Darkvision
Emboldening Flames (Fire) aura 3; each ally within the aura deals 5 extra fire damage on its melee and ranged attacks.
HP 522; Bloodied 261 ; see also bloodied breath
AC 42; Fortitude 39, Reflex 42, Will 41
Resist 25 fire
Saving Throws +2
Speed 8, fly 12 (hover), overland flight 15
Action Points 1
Bite (standard, at-will) Fire
Reach 3; +33 vs AC; 2d8+9 damage plus 2d8 fire damage.
Claw (standard, at-will)
Reach 3; +33 vs AC; 2d8+9 damage.
Double Attack (standard, at-will)
The dragon makes two claw attacks
Breath Weapon (standard, encounter) Fire
Close blast 5; +30 vs Reflex; 5d8+9 fire damage, and the target is weakened (save ends). Miss: Half damage.
Bloodied Breath (immediate reaction, when first bloodied, encounter)
Golgorax’s breath weapon recharges, and the dragon uses it immediately.
Fearsome Presence (standard, encounter) Fear
Close burst 10; targets enemies; +30 vs Will; the target is dazed until the end of Golgorax’s next turn. Aftereffect: The target takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls (save ends).
Fiery Rebuke (immediate reaction, when hit by an attack, at-will) Fire
Close burst 5; +30 vs Fortitude; the target is pushed 5 squares and takes ongoing 10 fire damage (save ends).
Shadow Gloom (minor, recharge ) Necrotic
Close burst 3; targets enemies; +30 vs Will; the target slides 3 squares and is blinded (save ends).
Confer Soul Shard (minor, encounter) Necrotic
The dragon donates part of his soul to a death giant: Ranged 5; targets death giants or death titans; the target gains one soul shard, and the dragon grants combat advantage until the start of his next turn.
Change Shape (minor; encounter) Polymorph
The dragon can alter its physical form to take on the appearance of any Medium humanoid or beast (see Change Shape, MM 280).
Alignment Evil Languages Common, Draconic, Giant
Skills Arcana +30, Athletics +28, Diplomacy +29, History +30, Insight +23, Intimidate +29, Religion +30
Str 28 (+23) Dex 24 (+21) Wis 19 (+18)
Con 29 (+23) Int 32 (+25) Cha 30 (+24)
Published in Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons, page(s) 146.