Pearl dragon scales
|The nacreous scales of a pearl dragon. It grants its wearer resistance from negative energies.|
This item has a 33% chance to generate when you slay a pearl dragon, which can only be found on the holy Pandemonium floor, Ziggurats, and a few special Depths vaults. Otherwise, these scales can rarely be found on the floor or in a shop.
A very strong option for EV-based characters, often considered to be the "ultimate" base armour for these characters. It has the same protection as a plate armour, but much less encumbrance, meaning it won't hinder Dodging, Spellcasting, and Ranged Weapons as much. Unfortunately, they are far too rare to rely on finding one before extended.
Compared to fire and ice dragon scales, pearl scales have the same encumbrance, but higher AC and max enchantment. Pearl scales give rN+ with no vulnerability, while fire/ice scales give rF+ / rC+ (but make you vulnerable to the other element).
- Prior to 0.19, this item was known as pearl dragon armour in-game and was obtained by using a scroll of enchant armour on a pearl dragon hide.
- Prior to 0.10, this armour was impossible to curse by any means. This was changed, the rationale being that pearl dragon armour is created by mutilating a holy creature's corpse, as opposed to being an item blessed by the Shining One.
|Pearl dragon scales||Image|
|Body Armour|| Leather armour • Ring mail • Scale mail • Chain mail • Plate armour • Crystal plate armour
Robe • Animal skin • Troll leather armour • Steam dragon scales • Acid dragon scales •
|Miscellaneous||Hat • Helmet • Cloak • Scarf • Gloves • Boots • Barding|
|Shields||Buckler • Kite shield • Tower shield • Orb|