Purple draconian

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For a list of all draconians, see list of draconians.

purple draconian dPurple draconian.png
HP 64-131
HD 14
XP 1234
Speed 10
AC 8
EV 10
Will 140
Attack1 20 (hit: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type draconian, purple draconian
Flags Cold-blooded
A muscular purple-scaled humanoid with a reptilian tail and small wings.

“Trogdor was a man!
I mean, he was a dragon-man!
Or... maybe he was just a dragon.
And the Trogdor comes in the night!”
-The Brothers Chaps, “Trogdor”. 2003.

Useful Info

Purple draconians are the magic-themed members of the draconian family. They have the same irresistible breath attacks as quicksilver dragons, dealing moderate damage (3d20) and greatly reducing the duration of any magical buffs you may have in place. Fortunately, they have only normal speed, and thus can't hit you with this nearly as often.

While they lack any sort of elemental resistance, they have much higher willpower than any other draconians. They can be found primarily in the Realm of Zot.


Spell set I
Slot1 Quicksilver Bolt (3d20) Natural flag,
Breath flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Their energy breath cannot be resisted, only dodged or blocked with a shield, which makes them fairly dangerous. You probably won't want to bother with any buffs until you've cleared them out.
  • Freezing-branded weapons and curare-tipped darts help make combat against them much easier.