Storm dragon scales

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Name Storm dragon scales
Size to wear Any
Armour Class 10
Encumbrance rating 15
Maximum Enchantment +10
Grants rElec
Time to Wear 5

The scales of a lightning-breathing dragon. It is heavier than most dragon scale armours, and gives its wearer great resistance to lightning discharges.

Storm dragon scales are a heavy suit of armour that provides electricity resistance.

This item has a 33% chance to to generate when you slay a storm dragon. Bai Suzhen has the same chance to drop an enchanted storm dragon scales.


Storm dragon scales offer the same protection as plate armour, with slightly lower encumbrance. However, they are in a tight position:

  • Plate armour has slightly more encumbrance, and no rElec, but it's much more common: you can find and enchant one earlier. Also, you're more likely to find an artefact plate armour.
  • For heavy armour characters, gold dragon scales can be found around the same time, which gives more AC and has 3 resistances instead of one.
  • For others, the encumbrance might be too high. Casters and ranged weapon users will usually want a lighter set of dragon scales.

However, electricity resistance is moderately rare. For those who cannot get rElec easily, and can afford the encumbrance, a set of storm dragon scales can be a strong option. Having rElec is most useful in areas like Zot, where electric damage is commonplace.


Storm dragon scales Image
Mundane Storm dragon armour.png
Artefact Storm dragon armour artefact.png
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