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|name=iron dragon
 
|glyph={{Cyan|D}}
 
|tile=[[File:Iron dragon.png]]
 
|flags={{Fake spells flag}}<br>{{See invisible flag}}<br>{{Unbreathing flag}}<br>{{Warm blood flag}}<br>{{!sil flag}}
 
|resistances={{Fire resistance}}, {{Cold resistance}}, <br>{{Poison resistance}}, {{Drown resistance}}, <br>{{Water resistance}}
 
|vulnerabilities={{Dragon slaying vulnerability}}
 
|max_chunks=9
 
|meat={{Contaminated corpse}}
 
|xp=1717
 
|holiness={{Natural}}
 
|magic_resistance=168
 
|hp_range=102-133
 
|avg_hp=117
 
|armour_class=20
 
|evasion=6
 
|habitat=Land
 
|speed= 8
 
|size={{Huge}}
 
|item_use={{Uses nothing}}
 
|attack1=25 ({{Bite type}}: {{Plain flavour}})
 
|attack2=25 ({{Claw type}}: {{Plain flavour}})
 
|attack3=25 ({{Trample type}}: {{Plain flavour}})
 
|attack4=
 
|hit_dice=18
 
|base_hp=5
 
|extra_hp=3
 
|fixed_hp=0
 
|intelligence={{Animal intelligence}}
 
|genus=dragon
 
|species=iron dragon
 
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{{Flavour|A very heavy, slow and apparently flightless dragon. It is named for its scales, which are so tough they might be iron. Small flakes of metal trail from its nostrils.}}
 
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==Useful Info==
 
==Useful Info==
An '''iron dragon''' is every bit as tough as its name implies. It can't fly, but makes up for it by having high [[AC]], a lot of [[HP]], and multiple resistances. It does a significant amount of damage in melee and takes a while to bring down, so be prepared. Engaging an iron dragon at range is safer, but not entirely so: its breath weapon is a powerful blast of metal slivers (3d30, affected by AC). This dragon is commonly found in [[the Iron City of Dis]], less frequently in [[The Vaults|Vaults:5]], and rarely appears in the lower levels of the [[Dungeon]] itself.
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'''Iron dragons''' are every bit as tough as their name implies. They're slow and can't [[fly]], but make up for this by having high [[AC]], [[HP]], [[magic resistance]], and resistance to [[fire]], [[cold]], and [[poison]]. They deal significant amounts of damage both in melee and at range, and as they take a while to bring down, be prepared to take a beating in the process. These dragons can be found occasionally in [[the Vaults]] and [[the Depths]], and appear very frequently throughout [[the Iron City of Dis]], particularly on its final floor.
  
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Unlike some dragons, iron dragons do not have a set of scales that can be dropped on death.
==Spells==
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|slot1=[[Metal Splinters]] (3d30)
 
|slot2=[[Metal Splinters]] (3d30)
 
|slot3=''none''
 
|slot4=[[Metal Splinters]] (3d30)
 
|slot5=[[Metal Splinters]] (3d30)
 
|slot6=''none''
 
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==Tips & Tricks==
 
==Tips & Tricks==
It's entirely possible that you'll come across an iron dragon before you have the firepower to take it down safely. Fortunately, they're slower than the average character, so escape isn't too difficult.
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*The only commonly available element they aren't resistant to is [[electricity]]. If you've got significant [[Air Magic]] training or the right items, feel free to zap them.
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*As they're slow, [[kiting]] iron dragons is also an option, but only if you have the room to do so and [[Repel Missiles]] or [[Deflect Missiles]] active in order to disable their breath attacks. Dis:7 and Vaults:5 generally aren't too conducive to the practice, unfortunately.

Latest revision as of 23:34, 7 February 2017

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

iron dragon DIron dragon.png
HP 77-156
HD 18
XP 1720
Speed 8
AC 20
EV 6
MR 160
Attack1 25 (bite: plain)
Attack2 25 (claw: plain)
Attack3 25 (trample: trample)
Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rF+
rC+
rPois+
rDrown
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Giant
Type dragon, iron dragon
Flags See invisible
Unbreathing
Warm-blooded
A very heavy, slow and apparently flightless dragon. It is named for its scales, which are so tough they might be iron. Small flakes of metal trail from its nostrils.

“On the other hand, Confucius is made to say to his disciples, ‘I know how birds can fly, how fishes can swim, and how animals can run. But the runner may be snared, the swimmer may be hooked, and the flyer may be shot by the arrow. But there is the dragon. I cannot tell how he mounts on the wind through the clouds, and rises to heaven. Today I have seen Lao-tsze, and can only compare him to the dragon.’”
-Life of Confucius

“This Dragon had Two furious Wings
Each one upon each Shoulder;
With a Sting in his Tail as long as a Flail,
Which made him bolder and bolder.
He had long Claws, and in his Jaws
Four and forty Teeth of Iron;
With a Hide as tough, as any Buff,
Which did him round environ.”

-“An Excellent Ballad of a most dreadful Combat, fought between Moore of Moore-Hall, and the Dragon of Wantley”, retold by Ambrose Philips, _A Collection of Old Ballads. Corrected from the Best and Most Ancient Copies Extant. With Introductions Historical, Critical, Or Humorous_. 1723.

Useful Info

Iron dragons are every bit as tough as their name implies. They're slow and can't fly, but make up for this by having high AC, HP, magic resistance, and resistance to fire, cold, and poison. They deal significant amounts of damage both in melee and at range, and as they take a while to bring down, be prepared to take a beating in the process. These dragons can be found occasionally in the Vaults and the Depths, and appear very frequently throughout the Iron City of Dis, particularly on its final floor.

Unlike some dragons, iron dragons do not have a set of scales that can be dropped on death.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Metal Splinters (3d30) Natural flag,
Breath flag

Tips & Tricks

  • The only commonly available element they aren't resistant to is electricity. If you've got significant Air Magic training or the right items, feel free to zap them.
  • As they're slow, kiting iron dragons is also an option, but only if you have the room to do so and Repel Missiles or Deflect Missiles active in order to disable their breath attacks. Dis:7 and Vaults:5 generally aren't too conducive to the practice, unfortunately.