Black Rage, Solo Brute: Take 1

This is my first attempt at creating a custom creature for Dungeons & Dragons Forth Edition.  All comments and suggestions are welcome.

The Black Rage is a giant that has been twisted by the necromatic powers within the Shadowfell.  The Black Rage has learned to live off of its pain, turning it against those that dare attack it.  In the middle of battle the Black Rage will go perfectly still, allowing its enemies to strike it, seeming to absorb the damage.  Then suddenly dark energy will burst forth from the Dark Rage striking against those that had damaged it.

Black Rage Level 5 Solo Brute
Large Shadow Humanoid (Shadow, Giant) XP 1,000
Initiative +4 Senses Perception +4
HP 252; Bloodied 126
Regeneration 5
AC 19; Fortitude 18, Reflex 15, Will 14
Saving Throws +5
Speed 8
Action Points 2
M Club (Standard; at-will) ♦ Weapon
Reach 2; +8 vs AC; 1d8 + 4 damage.
m Sweep Club (Standard; recharge 56) ♦ Weapon
The Black Rage makes a Club attack against two Medium of smaller targets; on a hit, the target is pushed 1 square and knocked prone.
r Hurl Rock (Standard; at-will)
Ranged 8/16; +8 vs AC; 1d8 + 4
Absorb (Minor; recharge 6)
Chose either close attacks or ranged attacks. Until the end of the Black Rage’s next turn, anytime it is damaged by a power of the chosen type record the damage and who damaged it.
c Reflect (Standard; at-will)
Close burst 20; target creatures that have damaged to Black Rage since it used Absorb; +10 vs Will; Deal damage to the target equal to the damage that the target dealt to the Black Rage.
Alignment Chaotic Evil Languages Giant
Skills Athletics +12
Str 18 (+6) Dex 10 (+2) Wis 10 (+2)
Con 18 (+6) Int 12 (+3) Cha 8 (+1)
Equipment hide armor, club

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One Response to “Black Rage, Solo Brute: Take 1”

  1. Adam says:

    Interesting start, I’d like to rcommend http://angrydm.com/2010/04/the-dd-boss-fight-part-1/ for further ideas, including boss phases and so forth. It helped me a lot with solo mobs.

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