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The [[dragon slaying]] brand causes a weapon to deal +75% bonus damage on attacks against any kind of [[dragon (monster)|dragon]], [[draconian (monster)|draconian]], or player in [[Dragon Form]]. On top of that, it gives you an additional 25% chance to dodge any dragon's breath attack. Wielding a dragon slaying weapon will give your character the desire to slay dragons, or, if you are a [[draconian]], make your character feel suicidal; either way, this identifies it.
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The '''dragon slaying''' [[brand]] causes a weapon to deal +75% bonus damage on attacks against any kind of [[list of dragons|dragon]], drake, [[list of draconians|draconian]], or player [[draconian]] or in [[Dragon Form]].
  
This brand can only be found on [[polearms]].
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Note that some dragon-like monsters are not vulnerable to dragon slaying, namely [[wyvern]]s and [[hydra]]s. Neither are [[komodo dragon]]s, as those are a type of real-world [[list of reptiles and amphibians|reptile]].
  
==Tips & Tricks==
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This brand can only be found on the artefact lance [[Wyrmbane]].
*This brand works best on a high-damage weapon, since the damage is multiplicative.
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*It can be useful in Zot to take down packs of draconians, although a weapon of [[freezing]] is preferable. Freezing will do less damage, but will slow all draconians other than [[white draconian|white ones]], an effect which is generally more useful.
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==History==
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Prior to [[0.15]], the brand could generate on any [[polearm]].
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Prior to [[0.13]], this brand also reduced a susceptible enemy's chance to hit you with their breath weapons by 25%, flavoured as the dragons being averse to looking at the weapon (and therefore having difficulty lining up a shot).
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In ''Crawl'' versions [[0.12]] and [[0.13]], drakes were unaffected by the dragon slaying brand.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:06, 20 October 2018

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The dragon slaying brand causes a weapon to deal +75% bonus damage on attacks against any kind of dragon, drake, draconian, or player draconian or in Dragon Form.

Note that some dragon-like monsters are not vulnerable to dragon slaying, namely wyverns and hydras. Neither are komodo dragons, as those are a type of real-world reptile.

This brand can only be found on the artefact lance Wyrmbane.

History

Prior to 0.15, the brand could generate on any polearm.

Prior to 0.13, this brand also reduced a susceptible enemy's chance to hit you with their breath weapons by 25%, flavoured as the dragons being averse to looking at the weapon (and therefore having difficulty lining up a shot).

In Crawl versions 0.12 and 0.13, drakes were unaffected by the dragon slaying brand.

Brands
Melee weapons AntimagicChaosDistortionDragon slayingDrainingElectrocutionFlamingFreezingHoly wrathPainProtectionReachingReapingSpeedVampiricVenomVorpal
Launchers ElectrocutionEvasionFlameFrostPenetrationSpeedVenomVorpal
Throwing weapons AtropaCurareDaturaDispersalPenetrationPoisonedReturningSilver