Storm dragon

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

storm dragon DStorm dragon.png
HP 69-140
HD 14
XP 2026
Speed 12
AC 13
EV 10
MR 100
Attack1 25 (bite: plain)
Attack2 15 (claw: plain)
Attack3 15 (trample: trample)
Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rC+
rElec+++
rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Giant
Type dragon, storm dragon
Flags Flying
Warm-blooded
A huge and very powerful dragon, with hide of thick matte scales, almost like blue rubber, and enormous scaly wings, along which sparks are continually crackling.

“On the other hand, Confucius is made to say to his disciples, ‘I know how birds can fly, how fishes can swim, and how animals can run. But the runner may be snared, the swimmer may be hooked, and the flyer may be shot by the arrow. But there is the dragon. I cannot tell how he mounts on the wind through the clouds, and rises to heaven. Today I have seen Lao-tsze, and can only compare him to the dragon.’”
-Life of Confucius

“This Dragon had Two furious Wings
Each one upon each Shoulder;
With a Sting in his Tail as long as a Flail,
Which made him bolder and bolder.
He had long Claws, and in his Jaws
Four and forty Teeth of Iron;
With a Hide as tough, as any Buff,
Which did him round environ.”

-“An Excellent Ballad of a most dreadful Combat, fought between Moore of Moore-Hall, and the Dragon of Wantley”, retold by Ambrose Philips, _A Collection of Old Ballads. Corrected from the Best and Most Ancient Copies Extant. With Introductions Historical, Critical, Or Humorous_. 1723.

Useful Info

Storm dragons are enormous, electricity-themed monsters. One of the beefier members of dragonkind, storm dragons are faster, can take more abuse and can deal more melee damage than their fire- and cold-themed cousins, and their breath attack can be particularly devastating if you lack resistance and let them multizap you. Although they can be very dangerous when encountered out of depth, they tend to only generate in the Depths, the Vaults, and the Realm of Zot.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Lightning Bolt (3d19) Natural flag,
Breath flag

Tips & Tricks

Killing a storm dragon may provide storm dragon scales. This provides electricity resistance and strong defense, though at a high enough evasion penalty to make spellcasting very difficult.