Quicksilver dragon scales

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Version 0.29: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Name Quicksilver dragon scales
Size to wear Small, Medium, Large, Big
Armour Class 9
Encumbrance rating 7
Maximum Enchantment 0
Grants Will+
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. The armour repels both attacks on the wearer's willpower and magical modification of itself - it cannot be enchanted.

A set of quicksilver dragon scales is a curious form of body armour which offers reasonable physical defense while leaving the wearer relatively unencumbered. They also grant a single rank of willpower, but this mystical defense prevents the armour from being enchanted beyond +0. Artefact quicksilver dragon scales may exist, but will still be +0.

This item may randomly generate when you slay a quicksilver dragon (with a 33% chance).


Not being able to enchant your armour may seem like an intimidating handicap, but quicksilver dragon scales are still surprisingly effective defensively. If you don't have scrolls of enchant armour to spare, this downside is mitigated. 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, and quicksilver dragon scales are a very nice item to come by.


  • 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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