Acid dragon

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For a list of all dragons, see list of dragons.

acid dragon DAcid dragon.png
HP 18-37
HD 5
XP 155
Speed 10
AC 5
EV 10
Will 20
Attack1 15 (bite: plain)
Attack2 6 (claw: plain)

Resistances rAcid
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type dragon, acid dragon
Flags Flying
A small dragon with brilliant yellow scales, its mouth dripping with corrosive slime.

Useful Info

Acid dragons are one of the easier dragons you'll encounter. They can breathe acid, dealing significant damage and possibly corroding you. As with other dragons, their breath attacks have a cooldown.

Like other dragons, killing it may drop acid dragon scales (33% chance).


Spell set I
Slot1 Spit Acid (3d14) Natural flag,
Breath flag,
Noisy flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Corrosion resistance will reduce the damage of its acid breath, though it's reasonable to fight acid dragons without.
  • If you do get corroded, reassess the situation. If you're confident you can kill the dragon even with the penalties to AC and weapon attacks, do so, but if you were having difficulty before getting hit in the face with acid, or if there are other dangerous monsters about, it might be a good idea to teleport.
    • Spellcasting and Evocations aren't hindered by corrosion, so if your weapons aren't working anymore, try switching tactics.


  • Prior to 0.28, Spit Acid only had 3d7 base damage, but dealt an extra 4d5 "acid splash" damage to players.
  • Acid dragons were introduced in 0.20, replacing mottled dragons.