For a list of all dragons, see list of dragons.
| A huge undead abomination, pieced together from the broken bones of many dragons by powerful necromantic magic. Fortunately, whatever organ produces a dragon's fearsome breath was lost in the process.
“On the other hand, Confucius is made to say to his disciples, ‘I know how birds can fly, how fishes can swim, and how animals can run. But the runner may be snared, the swimmer may be hooked, and the flyer may be shot by the arrow. But there is the dragon. I cannot tell how he mounts on the wind through the clouds, and rises to heaven. Today I have seen Lao-tsze, and can only compare him to the dragon.’”
Bone dragons are undead draconic horrors. They lack a breath weapon, but make up for it with powerful melee capabilities, excellent defense, and plentiful HP. You can find them in the deepest parts of the Dungeon, the Crypt, the Vaults, the Abyss, and the Hells (primarily Tartarus), as well as one rune vault in the Swamp.
Tips & Tricks
- Dispel Undead or powerful non-elemental Conjurations are effective, but it still takes several shots to kill them. If you can increase your movement speed slightly, you may be able to kite them easily enough.
- Yredelemnul sometimes gifts you bone dragons at high piety. They make awesome pets, especially if you have the ability to Haste them.
Prior to 0.12, bone dragons were slower but had significantly more HP.