Spiretop Drake Youngling Swarm (4e Creature)

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Spiretop drakes are born in clutches of seven. Each one is quite weak, but in a swarm, they can take down a medium-sized creature.

Spiretop Drake Youngling Swarm[edit]

Spiretop Drake Youngling Swarm
Level 1 Skirmisher
Medium natural beast (reptile, swarm)
XP 100
Initiative +4 Senses +9 Perception
Swarm Attack aura 1; the spiretop drake youngling swarm make a basic attack as a free action against each creature that begins its turn in the aura.
HP 21; Bloodied 10
AC 13; Fortitude 8, Reflex 15, Will 14
Speed 4, fly 5 (hover); see also flyby attack
Basicmelee.png Bite
Effect: +4 vs. AC; 1d4 + 2 damage
Melee.png Snatch
Effect: +2 vs. AC; 1 damage, and the spiretop drake youngling swarm steals a small object from the target.
Melee.png Flyby Attack
Effect: The spiretop drake youngling swarm flies up to 5 squares and makes one basic melee attack at any point during that movement. The spiretop drake youngling swarm doesn't provoke opportunity attacks when moving away from the target of the attack.
Str 7 (–2) Dex 15 (+2) Wis 10 (+0)
Con 11 (+0) Int 2 (–4) Cha 13 (+1)
Alignment Unaligned Languages
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Spiretop Drake Youngling Swarm Tactics[edit]

The spiretop drake youngling swarm tries to snatch any shiny trinkets (small and non-combat only) from the target using snatch and flyby attack. If it has relieved its target, and any other visible targets of any visible shiny trinkets, it flies back to its nest. It will fight along side a parent spiretop drake but if it is badly wounded it will fly away.

Spiretop Drake Youngling Swarm Lore[edit]

A character knows the following information with a successful Nature check.

DC 15: spiretop drake youngling swarms like to try and steal shiny trinkets.

DC 20: A spiretop drake youngling swarm will fight alongside a parent.

DC 25: spiretop drake youngling swarms will try to steal from another Drake if it sees a valuable.

Encounter Groups[edit]

spiretop drake youngling swarm usually only fight alongside other spiretop drakes.

  • 4 Spiretop Drakes (Level <!-encounter creatures #1's level #-> <!-Encounter creature #1's role->)
  • 4 Spiretop Drake Youngling Swarms (Level <!-encounter creatures #2's level #-> <!-Encounter creature #2's role->)

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