Draconian knight

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

draconian knight qDraconian knight.png
HP 73-149
HD 16
XP 1739
Speed 10
AC 19
EV 11
Will 40
Attack1 27 (hit: plain)

Resistances rF+
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type draconian, draconian
Flags Fighter
Protected by thick scales, skillful weapon use, and complementary magic, this draconian is a dangerous opponent. Draconian knights specialize in ice magic and necromancy.

“Trogdor was a man!
I mean, he was a dragon-man!
Or... maybe he was just a dragon.
And the Trogdor comes in the night!”
-The Brothers Chaps, “Trogdor”. 2003.

Useful Info

Draconian knights are similar to deep elf knights, but with more dangerous spells. They are lightly armored fighters who wield heavy weaponry and occasionally shields, supplemented with the ability to cast powerful Conjurations. Knights are typically generated as black draconians, who can fire a Lightning Bolt.


Spell set I
Slot1 Bolt of Cold (3d25) Wizard flag
Slot2 Throw Icicle (3d25) Wizard flag
Slot3 Haste Wizard flag
Slot4 Invisibility Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • In spite of the flavour text, draconian knights are neither especially competent with their weapons or armoured beyond the usual draconian cloak. Their spells, however, are potent enough to be a concern (though less so than any of the pure draconian casters). The difficulty of this foe depends mainly on its breath weapon (determined by its colour) and its randomly-selected spell set.