Storm dragon scales

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Version 0.21: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Name Storm dragon scales
Size to wear Any
Armour Class 10
Encumbrance rating -15
GDR 39%
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 obtainable by slaying a storm dragon. The scales provide the same protection as plate armour, with a slightly lower encumbrance rating, while also giving electricity resistance.

Desirability

It's not the most useful of the dragon scale armours, since most characters who don't mind the heavy spellcasting and EV penalties would probably prefer crystal plate armour or gold dragon scales, while hybrid characters would likely prefer the lighter weight offered by fire, ice, or pearl dragon scales. The latter armours also provide more useful resistances: rElec is only critical in a few circumstances, and most players can find another source or get by with potions of resistance if necessary. Storm dragon armour is by no means a terrible choice, but there are usually better options.

History

Prior to 0.19, it was named storm dragon armour and was obtained from enchanting a storm dragon hide.

Prior to 0.14, its encumbrance rating was -17.

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Storm dragon scales Storm dragon armour.png
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