White dragon
145145 f
Location Ice Queen Domain
Monster type Dragon
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance Low
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 5

White dragons are moderately uncommon monsters in ADOM. They will appear en masse in white dragon vaults, but otherwise won't be often encountered.

As their dragon brethren, they have breath attack and immunity to element corresponding to their color (ice), as well as weakness to opposite element (fire). They are able to smash doors and equip certain items (mainly armor). They are relatively proficient in melee with enough PV and damage output to threaten unprepared players.

White dragons are somewhat dangerous to Drakeling PCs, lowering speed with their ice breath attacks, even if the PC is resistant or immune to cold. This will not likely be an issue with single dragons, but clearing tension rooms or vaults of white dragons can easily reduce the speed to 10 (minimum value).

White dragons are vulnerable to corresponding slaying ammunition, as well as Wyrmlance and Vanquisher.

Special abilities[]

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 28, PV: 20, Hits: 218, Attacks: 3, Damage: 16-44, Speed: 104

Corpse effects[]

Eating white dragons corpses will grant cold resistance.

Monster memory[]

Usual description

This adult dragon's scales are ivory, with dark patches around the mouth and feet. Its long, dark tongue flicks around sharp teeth, and traces of fog emerge from the dragon's nostrils.

Alternate description

A large dragon, scales snow white and blinking like diamonds under the crust of ice crystals. Your blood seems to freeze and your lips turn blue. The dragon sneezes and opens its mouth, and suddenly it gets even colder.