Dragon slaying

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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 in Dragon Form. 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.

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.

Tips & Tricks

  • Wyrmbane can be very useful in Zot to take down packs of draconians.


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.

Melee weapons AntimagicChaosDistortionDragon slayingDrainingElectrocutionFlamingFreezingHoly wrathPainProtectionReachingReapingSpeedVampiricVenomVorpal
Launchers ElectrocutionEvasionFlameFrostPenetrationSpeedVenomVorpal
Throwing weapons AtropaCurareDaturaDispersalPenetrationPoisonedReturningSilver