For a list of all dragons, see list of dragons.
| A white, frost-coated dragon. Snowflakes trickle from its nostrils.
“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.’”
The ice dragon is a moderately powerful dragon capable of breathing deadly bolts of cold (3d24), which can knock you back if you are flying. Not surprisingly, they are highly resistant to cold damage, but vulnerable to fire. They appear commonly in the lower floors of the Dungeon, the Depths, and the Realm of Zot, but can show up dangerously out of depth in vaults as early as the Lair or certain versions of the Ice cave.
Tips & Tricks
- If you find one early on, escaping is a good idea. Without at least rC+ for its breath and decent AC for its melee attacks, they can do immense damage to low- or mid-level characters.
- Fire Magic and flaming weapons will deal extra damage to ice dragons.
- Killing an ice dragon may provide ice dragon scales, a medium-weight set of armour that provides excellent cold resistance at the cost of fire vulnerability.