Quicksilver dragon scales

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Name Quicksilver dragon scales
Size to wear Small, Medium, Large, Big
Armour Class 9
Encumbrance rating 7
GDR 37%
Maximum Enchantment 0
Grants MR+
Time to Wear 5

The scales of a quicksilver dragon. Although it does not provide its wearer with as much protection as the scales of some heavier dragons, it is somewhat lighter and less encumbering. It is excellent at repelling hostile enchantments – and also cannot be enchanted beyond its current form as a result.

Quicksilver dragon scales are a curious form of body armour which offer very nice physical defenses while leaving the wearer relatively unencumbered. They also grant a single rank of magic resistance, but this mystical defense prevents the armour from being enchanted beyond +0.

This item may randomly generate when you slay a quicksilver dragon.


Not being able to enchant your armour may seem like an intimidating handicap, but quicksilver dragon scales are still surprisingly effective defensively. Because of their impressive base AC, the usefulness of quicksilver dragon scales rises rapidly with Armour skill training, providing solid medium armour defense with light armour encumbrance. Topped off with a universally useful intrinsic, quicksilver dragon scales are a very nice item to come by. This especially applies when you don't have many scrolls of enchant armour to spare.


  • Prior to 0.19, quicksilver dragon scales were known as quicksilver dragon armour and were obtained by turning a quicksilver dragon hide into armour with a scroll of enchant armour.
  • Quicksilver dragon armour had its armour class reduced from 10 to 9 in 0.17.
  • Quicksilver dragon armour was added in 0.16.
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