Shadow dragon scales
|The scales of a great umbral dragon. It is heavier than most dragon-scale armours, but despite this, blends in so well with the shadows as to provide a substantial benefit to the wearer's stealth.|
Shadow dragon scales are a fairly heavy suit of armour, providing defensive stats identical to those of storm dragon scales. As such, these scales make spellcasting and evasion significantly more difficult, but oddly enough, actually provide a boost to the wearer's stealth.
It is possible to obtain a set of shadow dragon scales by killing a shadow dragon.
Depending on your character's build, shadow dragon scales may be a useful option. Characters which focus on stabbing unaware opponents will get excellent results from this gear, aiding in their stealth attempts and helping keep them alive when those attempts fail. The penalty to EV and spell success rate are significant, however, and the lack of a resistance might leave you feeling naked when facing certain foes. Even so, if you have all your necessary resistances covered in other equipment slots, shadow dragon scales are an interesting option for characters that never intend to cast particularly high-level spells.
- Shadow dragon scales were known as shadow dragon armour before 0.19. They were created by using a scroll of enchant armour on a shadow dragon hide.
- Shadow dragon armour was added in 0.16.
|Shadow dragon scales|
|Body Armour|| Robe • Animal skin • Leather armour • Ring mail • Scale mail • Chain mail • Plate armour •|
Crystal plate armour • Troll leather armour • Steam dragon scales • Acid dragon scales •
Swamp dragon scales • Quicksilver dragon scales • Fire dragon scales • Ice dragon scales
Pearl dragon scales • Shadow dragon scales • Storm dragon scales • Gold dragon scales
|Headgear||Hat • Helmet|
|Miscellaneous||Cloak • Scarf • Gloves • Boots • Centaur barding • Naga barding|
|Shields||Buckler • Shield • Large shield|