Similar in skill and power to his Archmagus counterpart, Iskenderun's magical abilities are especially empowered by the blood he ursurped from the dragons and dragon gods he has slain. Unlike Iskenderun, however, he also has a wide selection of magical artifacts gained and created in his great wizard kingdom, Archandane.
The blood he has taken from slain dragon gods allowed him to ascend into something short of one. Iskenderun is able to invoke this blood in order to access his Draconic form, with powers far greater than your average dragon... Once Sandara began to take over, Iskenderun rallied most of the dragons and dragon gods in order to stop her. Those that have been slain, Iskenderun salvaged, and used their blood to empower himself further, gaining nigh omnipotence. This power, however, was still not strong enough to stand a chance against Sandara, so Iskenderun went back in time to bestow and train his past self at a much younger age, in order for him to easily amass enough power to stop Sandara, once the time came.
(WIP. Will make into a full-fledged page, explaining what had happened to Iskenderun without the "mysterious dragon" interfering.)