Storm dragon scales
|The scales of a lightning-breathing dragon. It is heavier than most dragon scale armours, and gives its wearer great resistance to lightning discharges.|
Storm dragon scales are a heavy suit of armour obtainable by slaying a storm dragon. The scales provide the same protection as plate armour, with a slightly lower encumbrance rating, while also giving electricity resistance.
Storm dragon scales are in a weird position. Plate armour has the same AC, but tends to be found much earlier (thus, sees the benefit of enchants for longer). Later on, characters focusing on heavy armour will prefer the more universally useful crystal plate armour or gold dragon scales, while hybrid characters would likely prefer the lighter weight offered by the other dragon scales.
However, for characters who cannot get rElec easily, a set of storm dragon scales remains a strong option to be considered. They are most useful in areas like Zot, where electricity damage is commonplace.
- Prior to 0.19, it was named storm dragon armour and was obtained by enchanting a storm dragon hide.
- Prior to 0.14, its encumbrance rating was -17.
|Storm dragon scales|
|Body Armour|| Leather armour • Ring mail • Scale mail • Chain mail • Plate armour • Crystal plate armour
Robe • Animal skin • Troll leather armour • Steam dragon scales • Acid dragon scales •
|Miscellaneous||Hat • Helmet • Cloak • Scarf • Gloves • Boots • Barding|
|Shields||Buckler • Kite shield • Tower shield • Orb|