I just wanted to post my frustration. Our group just completed the battle against Dragotha last night. We had a solid strategy going in but there was an inordinate amount of buffs stacked against us to prevent it from being possible. Basically, my character with every buff he can get going and a decent roll can turn a 47 HD undead (something he had kept a close guarded secret for a long time leading up to this fight, never using all his turn resources no matter how desperate a fight looked) and he can destroy anything he turns instantly. In the first round we even threw down a Consecrate to negate some of the penalties we anticipated I would be facing. STILL wasn't enough somehow!!!! I almost maxed my turn check (so I could turn the 47 HD without trouble) and made the turn damage for that without even rolling.
Our GM wouldn't break down HOW Dragotha managed to resist that, just saying that I had been unexpectedly close. Would've been nice to know how he stood up to it after the battle was over.
Anyways, we had to go on to win the battle the hard way. We ended up narrowly winning because Dragotha fled using plane shift and a Solar our favored soul gated in cast miracle to ask his deity (Kord thank goodness) to pull Dragotha back to finish the fight instead of letting him flee like a coward. A lucky percentile roll to let that work and a Con draining nova attack from one of us later and Dragotha was dusted. Still, Could've been an epic 2 round battle of 'I can't believe he just did that'. Instead we had to slug it out the hard way for 6 rounds, in spite of considerable investment and months of discreet research IC to specifically avoid that.