Swamp dragon scales

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Name Swamp dragon scales
Size to wear Any
Armour Class 7
Encumbrance rating 7
GDR 31%
Maximum Enchantment +7
Grants rPois
Time to Wear 5


The scales of a swamp dragon. It confers resistance to poison on its wearer.

Swamp dragon scales are an effective body armour for use by low strength characters and casters, providing respectable AC and GDR with a manageable encumbrance rating of 7. They also provide poison resistance, rendering some early- and mid-game threats significantly less deadly.

Unfortunately, these scales can be rare. They may randomly generate when you slay a swamp dragon, but if your particular game did not generate the Swamp, it is extremely unlikely that you'll be able to find any such dragons to slay.

Desirability

Swamp dragon scales are not usually considered one of the better dragon scales. While their encumbrance rating is quite manageable, so is that of fire dragon scales, which provide a more useful intrinsic and more AC. Conversely, a robe with a very powerful ego such as resistance or Archmagi is also likely to be a better item for most characters. Poison resistance is not usually a resistance needed constantly outside of The Spider's Nest or The Snake Pit, and even for those places, there are usually better ways to get it.

Image
Swamp dragon scales Swamp dragon armour.png

History

Prior to 0.19, this item was known as swamp dragon armour and was obtained by enchanting swamp dragon hide.

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