Draconian shifter

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

draconian shifter qDraconian shifter.png
HP 63-128
HD 16
XP 1577
Speed 10
AC 9
EV 16
Will 40
Attack1 15 (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 Cold-blooded
A draconian master of the warp, who can translocate both itself and anyone else to any place, either on this world or outside of it.

“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 shifters are lightly armed warpers. Although not terribly dangerous on their own, they can blink their allies into melee range with you, and can disable your own ability to blink or teleport. They can be found accompanying other draconians in the Realm of Zot, in The Depths as well as occasionally appearing in the Abyss. They typically spawn as purple draconians, complete with a dispelling breath.


Spell set I
Slot1 Dimension Anchor Wizard flag
Slot2 Blink Other Wizard flag
Slot3 Blink Range Wizard flag
Slot4 Blink Allies Encircling Wizard flag
Slot5 Blink Away Emergency flag,
Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Like all draconians, they cannot see invisible, and are much less likely to use magic against you when they cannot see you.
  • Their ability to lock down your most reliable escape abilities and surround you with powerful enemies makes them one of the deadliest members of a draconian band. Silencing them will prevent them from using their spells, rendering them much less effective.