Storm dragon

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

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

storm dragon DStorm dragon.png
HP 69-140
HD 14
XP 2041
Speed 12
AC 13
EV 10
Will 100
Attack1 25 (bite: plain)
Attack2 15 (claw: plain)
Attack3 15 (trample: trample)
Resistances rElec+++
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Giant
Type dragon, storm dragon
Flags Flying
A powerful dragon with a hide of thick matte scales almost like blue rubber, and enormous scaly wings crackling with sparks.

“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 dragons, faster and more deadly than their fire dragon- and ice- themed cousins. They can often be found in the Depths, Vaults:5, and Zot, but nasty out-of-depth storm dragons can be found in the Dungeon (as early as D:10).

Like other dragons, killing it may drop storm dragon scales (33% chance).


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

Tips & Tricks


  • Prior to 0.31, storm dragons had rC+.