For a list of all dragons, see list of dragons.
| A small purple dragon with curiously mottled scales, its mouth dripping with a strange liquid flame.
“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.’”
Mottled dragons are one of the easier dragons you'll encounter. They have low HP, AC, and EV, making them easy prey for most attacks. However, they can breathe Sticky Flame at you, dealing significant fire damage over several turns.
Killing it may drop mottled dragon scales, one of the better light armours in the game.
Tips & Tricks
- Its Sticky Flame breath has a maximum range of 5 tiles. If you're a fast character, you can kite them fairly easily. Otherwise, try to take them out before they get into range.
- Fire resistance will reduce its damage. Mottled dragon armour will make the flame not "stick".
- Prior to 0.19, this dragon dropped a mottled dragon hide that could be made into mottled dragon armour with a scroll of enchant armour.