Wind drake

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

wind drake kWind drake.png
HP 39-80
HD 8
XP 287
Speed 12
AC 3
EV 12
MR 40
Attack1 12 (bite: plain)


Max Chunks 9
Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rWind
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Large
Type drake, wind drake
Flags Flying
Warm-blooded
A small but powerful dragon, particularly adept amongst its kin at manipulating the currents of air that surround it. It can exhale powerful blasts of wind.

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Useful Info

Wind drakes are one of the least deadly lesser dragons, but they are still capable of irritating and injuring adventurers. Their Air Magic can pummel you with smite-targeted wind damage or push you around the battlefield, and they have a naturally-occurring Deflect Missiles effect at all times. They can be encountered in the Shoals, some of The Lair endings, and can be summoned by enemies with the Summon Drakes spell.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Wind Blast Natural flag,
Breath flag
Slot2 Airstrike (0-26) Natural flag
Slot3 Deflect Missiles Natural flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Airstrike deals significantly more damage to flying targets, so consider getting earthbound fast when they show up (assuming you aren't flying over deep water at the time).
  • When a wind drake is in a horde of monsters on attack, do not attempt to stair dance nor rely on stairs as your primary mode of escape; at any time, you can be blasted back by the wind drake.

History

Wind drakes were added in 0.14.