Gold dragon scales
|The scales of a gold dragon. It is much heavier than most dragon scale armours, and grants its wearer resistance to poison, fire and cold.|
Gold dragon scales are one of the heaviest body armours in the game, providing excellent physical defense as well as resistance to fire, cold, and poison. Unfortunately, they require very high strength to wear effectively, and the armour's encumbrance rating is massive enough to make magic very difficult and the Dodging skill much less effective.
This item may randomly generate when you slay a golden dragon.
Although three guaranteed resistances and excellent AC and GDR may sound tempting, realize that few species can naturally have enough strength to wear this armour comfortably, and that ruining your evasion and spellcasting often isn't worth the tradeoff. These armours are more useful to trolls and ogres because they have difficulty finding resistances elsewhere and their evasion score is already heavily penalized. Others can often find better performance elsewhere, though high-strength races such as hill orcs and minotaurs can still consider it.
- Prior to 0.19, this armour was named golden dragon armour and was crafted by using a scroll of enchant armour on a gold dragon hide.
- Prior to 0.16, this armour's encumbrance rating was 25.
- Prior to 0.14, this armour's encumbrance rating was 27.
|Gold dragon scales|
|Scales of the Dragon King|
|Body Armour|| Robe • Animal skin • Leather armour • Ring mail • Scale mail • Chain mail • Plate armour •|
Crystal plate armour • Troll leather armour • Steam dragon scales • Acid dragon scales •
Swamp dragon scales • Quicksilver dragon scales • Fire dragon scales • Ice dragon scales
Pearl dragon scales • Shadow dragon scales • Storm dragon scales • Gold dragon scales
|Headgear||Hat • Helmet|
|Miscellaneous||Cloak • Scarf • Gloves • Boots • Centaur barding • Naga barding|
|Shields||Buckler • Shield • Large shield|