Iron dragon

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

iron dragon DIron dragon.png
HP 102-133
HD 18
XP 1717
Speed 8
AC 20
EV 6
MR 168
Attack1 25 (bite: plain)
Attack2 25 (claw: plain)
Attack3 25 (trample: plain)
Type of Meat Contaminated
Resistances rF+, rC+,
rPois+, rDrown,
rWater
Vulnerabilities Dragon Slaying
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Huge
Type dragon, iron dragon
Flags Fake spells
See invisible
Unbreathing
Warm-blooded
Silence immune
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.

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 Vaults:5, and rarely appears in the lower levels of the Dungeon itself.

Spells

Spell set
Slot1 Metal Splinters (3d30)
Slot2 Metal Splinters (3d30)
Slot3 none
Slot4 Metal Splinters (3d30)
Slot5 Metal Splinters (3d30)
Slot6 none

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.