Dragons really aren't that tough, you just have to modify your approach to the fight accordingly.
First time I encountered a proper dragon I lost half my party right away, including my mage. So it was just me(Rogue) and Sten against this huge monstrosity and I thought to myself, "@#%^ it, I've saved recently, I want to see if I can pull this off". Pulled out the ranged weapons and just kited the thing around, chugging health potions as needed. It took a while, but it wasn't that tough once I figured out that getting within grabbing range is a death sentence.
Edited, Apr 16th 2012 1:13pm by cidbahamut
Occupation: Reckless Red Mage
I think RDM's neurotic omniscience is sooooooo worth including in any alliance.