Blue scalebanes are the most elite of the blue dragonspawn, and they represent a small fraction of blue dragonspawn society. These are the leaders, the most powerful spellcasters, and the elders of the blue dragonspawn race. While all blue scalebanes were wyrmkin and flametongues earlier in life, scalebanes are technically a different species, having been transformed by a complicated ritual similar to those undergone by dragons as they mature. Scalebanes are chosen from the best of the lesser ranks, those who demonstrate exceptional leadership as well as combat or magical abilities.
While most scalebanes are intellectual, they are still powerfully built for combat, standing 7 feet tall on average. They are trained in the use of all types of weapons and tactics. Many blue scalebanes carry banners representing their draconic patron or matron, such as Azuregos in Azshara or Haleh in Winterspring.
Blue scalebanes spend most of their time in combat commanding their units, but those with spellcaster levels pepper their enemies with spells from a distance. If pressed, they fight fearlessly, but prefer to avoid melee combat if possible because they know they are most effective in command positions.
Each scalebane is always equipped with a magic weapon, usually a greatsword, which often has other abilities in addition to its enhanced magic bonus. In addition, a scalebane typically carries at least one other magic item, such as a shield, armor, a wand, or something that would benefit the blue scalebane's unit.