Scales of the Dragon King

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A suit of armour created from the enchanted scales of a once-mighty king of dragons. In his time, titans and lesser dragons struggled with him in vain — but as with all things, even he was eventually cast down and undone. Of his life and deeds, this is all that remains.

Armour of the dragon king.png the +9 scales of the Dragon King

+9 gold dragon scales

+40 Will


The scales of the Dragon King[1] are +9 gold dragon scales with an extra helping of willpower. While you can get better AC by fully enchanting mundane gold dragon scales, this armour's will bonus helps makes up for this. It also saves finding the requisite scrolls of enchant armour to enchant gold dragon scales anyway, which could be used for other items like a shield. Any character that doesn't care much about EV or spellcasting, or is subject to considerable armour limitations (e.g. ogres and trolls), will find this armour incredibly useful.


  • Prior to 0.19, this item was called the armour of the Dragon King.
  • This armour's encumbrance rating (along with all gold dragon scales in general) has eased from -27 (prior to 0.14), and -25 (prior to 0.16), to its present rating of 23.
  • Prior to 0.14, the armor of the Dragon King gave +50 MR.