Dragonskin cloak

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Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
An opalescent cloak gleaming with the colours of all kinds of dragons. It protects its wearer from most elemental attacks, although somewhat unreliably.

Dragonskin cloak.png the +4 dragonskin cloak

+4 cloak

Each time the wearer takes damage from one of the following elements, there is a 50% chance to temporarily receive one rank of resistance against it:

Desirability

The dragonskin cloak[1] is an unrand cloak which can only be acquired by killing Tiamat. Along with its very nice AC bonus, wearing it occasionally provides you with near-universal elemental damage resistance. Beyond the bragging rights involved in killing Tiamat, it can be useful to have a single item that can give you a bit of extra resistance to any sort of attack, but try to avoid relying on its occasional resistances when facing serious elemental threats. Taking multiple unresisted attacks from an orb of fire means that a lot of damage is getting through.

References

History

  • Prior to 0.25, the dragonskin cloak occasionally provided resistance to Sticky Flame instead of acid.
  • The dragonskin cloak was added in 0.10.