Pearl dragon

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

For a list of all  holy monsters, see list of  holy monsters.
pearl dragon DPearl dragon.png
HP 94-140
HD 18
XP 5336
Speed 12
AC 10
EV 15
MR 168
Attack1 35 (bite: holy)
Attack2 20 (claw: holy)


Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rN+++, rRot,
rDrown, rHoly
Vulnerabilities Dragon Slaying
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Holy
Size Giant
Type dragon, pearl dragon
Flags Glows
Flees
Warm-blooded
See invisible
Flying
Silence immune
A dragon consecrated to the holy divine powers. Its breath is blessed fire, and its claws burn with the sear of holy wrath.

Useful Info

Pearl dragons are one of the few non-angelic holy monsters in the game, and are an absolute menace to undead characters; while normal characters won't have an easy time with them, the undead take 1.5× normal damage from holy sources. Their unique Cleansing Flame breath attack deals 3d36 irresistible damage and creates clouds capable of dealing up to 36 damage per turn spent in them (vs. the undead, that means up to 162 damage per breath with 48 damage per turn spent in the clouds). Pearl dragons are very rare, only occurring in holy-themed Pandemonium or Ziggurat floors.

Spells

Spell set
Slot1 Holy Breath (3d36)
Slot2 Holy Breath (3d36)
Slot3 none
Slot4 Holy Breath (3d36)
Slot5 Holy Breath (3d36)
Slot6 none


Tips & Tricks

Butchering a pearl dragon corpse may produce a pearl dragon hide, which you can enchant to create a pearl dragon armour. This is an excellent suit in terms of high AC and low EV penalty, and provides rN+. Unlike most dragon armours, it provides no special defense against the breath of the dragon who provided the hide.