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Which is the highest level solo monster in all current supplements released for DnD 4.0? I think that it is Bahamut, but there are too many books which I'm not aware of (and also I have read somewhere that Bahamut is level 36, I don't own the concrete book).

Also which monster is the hardest to beat by average balanced team (nor anti-Orcus, or anti-Tiamat team configuration)?

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The two level 36 creatures are:

There are no higher level creatures, and arguably those two creatures are just alternate forms of Bahamut.

Lolth (MM3), level 35 from MM3 looks to be very nasty. Lots of domination spam, coupled with non-trivial amounts of ongoing and published in the latest MM make for a fun, but nasty creature. As a runner up, I'd also be quite scared of Bel Shalor, the Shadow in the Flame (Ebberon Campaign Setting) as many of his attacks do healing surge damage and he acts on three initiative counts. His effect-shedding is not quite as good as Lolths (though it triggers three times as often) and his attacks aren't particularly scary when compared to Lolth's dominate multiple people per turn.

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I don't have a DndInsider subscription, so the links don't work for me. :( –  Gordon Gustafson Dec 10 '11 at 23:12
    
The OP asked for current supplements released for DnD 4.0. I don't know if those creatures are form a supplement book or exclusive to DDI. If so I'm not sure if it qualifies as a 'good' answer, as it's not what they asked for (afaik). –  Pureferret Dec 11 '11 at 12:01
    
Very few things are "exclusive to DDI" –  Brian Ballsun-Stanton Dec 11 '11 at 14:28
    
Thanks for adding the book titles for these. Very Helpful now :) –  Pureferret Dec 13 '11 at 13:32
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I think this answer sums that up quite nicely. However, a thread on WotC forums has tharizdun and moradin, both level 40. http://community.wizards.com/content/forum-topic/3331206

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Those don't seem to be official creatures. –  Brian Ballsun-Stanton Jan 29 at 3:45
    
A search of the Compendium with Creatures sorted in reverse level order suggests that Bahamut and The Old Man with the Canaries remain the two highest-level creatures. If there are official level 40 creatures, or if there's a Moradin or Tharizdun, they're not in the compendium. –  Jonathan Hobbs Jan 29 at 4:36
    
if you read my post, you would see that they were homebrew on a forum, created by someone who just wanted to share the essentials versions of the gods (and demon lords in another post) –  user9941 Jan 30 at 2:53
    
By the way, Jonathan, you should have clicked on the link in order to see the post. It's very good, as long as you can get over the fact that it's not official –  user9941 Jan 30 at 2:55
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