Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for Draco Polaris

After statting up Draco Rex a while back I thought I would touch on another of the "Dracos" for this month's challenge. Miscreants! You face icy doom at the hands of Draco Polaris!

Draco Polaris
Prowess: 6 (Remarkable)
Coordination: 5 (Excellent)
Strength: 8 (Amazing)
Intellect: 4 (Good)
Awareness: 5 (Excellent)
Willpower: 6 (Remarkable)

Stamina: 14
Determination: 1

Origin: Birthright (one additional innate power)

Specialties: Athletics, Occult

Icy Blast - 6 (Remarkable) - Draco can breathe an arctic blast as a ranged attack
Frost Aura - 5 (Excellent) - Draco can wreathe his body freezing cold as a magical effect
Invulnerability - 7 (Incredible) - Draconic physique and hide
Extra Body Parts - 6 (Remarkable) Wings (flight at speed 6) 

"Hero" - Draco Rex is the equivalent of an Arthurian Knight, albeit from another dimension. He has codes of honor and behavior that can limit his options, especially when it comes to dangerous situations around non-supers.

 "Stranger in a Strange Land" - Draco is not from around here and did not grow up in human society or in a technological society, meaning he doesn't always understand the subtleties of modern life

"Unusual Looks" - he looks like an 8' glowing green dragon man with big green wings. This is not always an advantage, and he can't just put on a hat and a trenchcoat to hide it.

"Solo" - Draco is the only one of his people on Earth, as far as he knows. This means that everything from clothing to medical attention is problematic. This could also be used as a mental challenge as he has no true companions from his home, nor does he have contact with  family or home either. His drive to be reunited with them could come into conflict with his sense of duty as a hero mentioned above and make for some interesting sessions.

Link to PDF character sheet here.

Under the point build system he is about 60 points.  I considered adding his claws back in but with Strength 8 I don't think he really needs them. He could also benefit from the Regeneration power, and I might give up the Fiery Aura to get it.

In play he's  likely the team brick but he can hold his own in a ranged fight too and can be of use when it comes to magical research, devices, and enemies as well. 

A lot of the background info and where-he-came-from stuff is in that other post, so go read it if you're interested - it's totally worth it!

Now this is almost a cop-out because he's the same character as Draco Rex with his fire abilities replaced by cold. So, let's go in a different direction ...

Link to Character Sheet PDF is here.

Draco Polaris, level 10
Dragonborn, Sorcerer
Build: Dragon Sorcerer
Spell Source: Dragon Magic
Dragon Soul: Dragon Soul Cold
Dragonborn Subrace: Standard Dragonborn Racial Traits
Dragonborn Racial Power: Dragon Breath
Dragon Breath Key Ability: Dragon Breath Strength
Dragon Breath Damage Type: Dragon Breath Cold
Background: Akanûl (Akanûl Benefit)

Str 20, Con 10, Dex 10, Int 9, Wis 10, Cha 21.

Str 16, Con 10, Dex 10, Int 9, Wis 10, Cha 17.

AC: 20 Fort: 20 Reflex: 15 Will: 22
HP: 67 Surges: 6 Surge Value: 16

Arcana +9, Diplomacy +15, Intimidate +17, Athletics +15

Acrobatics +5, Bluff +10, Dungeoneering +5, Endurance +5, Heal +5, History +6, Insight +5, Nature +5, Perception +7, Religion +4, Stealth +5, Streetwise +10, Thievery +5

Level 1: Ancient Soul
Level 2: Bolstering Breath
Level 4: Enlarged Dragon Breath
Level 6: Battle Hardened
Level 8: Alertness
Level 10: Coordinated Explosion

Sorcerer at-will 1: Burning Spray
Sorcerer at-will 1: Dragonfrost
Sorcerer encounter 1: Frostbind
Sorcerer daily 1: Lightning Breath
Sorcerer utility 2: Shield of Flames
Sorcerer encounter 3: Poisonous Exhalation
Sorcerer daily 5: Glacial Armor
Sorcerer utility 6: Water to Ice
Sorcerer encounter 7: Rimestorm
Sorcerer daily 9: Ice Stalagmites
Sorcerer utility 10: Dragon's Resolve

Now this is without any magic items at all - this is just raw character - stats, skills, feats, powers. add in the appropriate magic items or (innate bonuses if that's your thing) and he's good to go. He loses some of the super-level strength but he's pretty tough and has a lot of breath weapon type capability. If we take him all the way to 30 then he gets pretty close to superhero level powers too. I thought it was an interesting way to re-examine a superhero character.


Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, strong character.

Gwen Gardner said...

He looks like someone you'd want on your side, for sure. Thanks for sharing!