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

Xtahua DXtahua.png
HP 87-177
HD 19
XP 3781
Speed 10
AC 15
EV 7
MR 180
Attack1 35 (bite: plain)
Attack2 17 (claw: plain)
Attack3 20 (trample: trample)
Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rF++
Vulnerabilities Cold
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Giant
Type dragon, fire dragon
Flags Destroys doors
See invisible
An ancient and mighty dragon.

Useful Info

Xtahua the Ancient is a unique fire dragon, much more durable than normal and with upscaled physical and fire attacks. Unlike standard fire dragons, she can destroy any doors in her way, and her breath attack leaves a cloud of fire at the end of its range. If fire dragon scales are dropped when she is killed, they will be inscribed, but are no different to scales dropped by ordinary fire dragons.



Spell set I
Slot1 Searing Breath (3d38) Natural flag,
Breath flag

Paralyse ability.

Tips & Tricks

  • Xtahua can conceivably one-shot fragile, unprepared characters, and even beefier characters can't stand up to too much of her fire breath. Pile on the fire resistance (as well as Deflect Missiles to make her breath miss you entirely) and deal your damage quickly, as she's still a menace in melee range. If at all possible, use freezing weapons or Ice Magic to take advantage of her vulnerability, but avoid fire and poison.
  • Xtahua's searing breath will leave a cloud of fire at the end of its path. Try not to get backed against a wall or into a corner unless you think you can handle her while standing in the flames.


Prior to 0.16, Xtahua's breath attack did not leave a fire cloud, and she only opened doors instead of destroying them.