Swamp Dragon

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In 2002, Lord Blackthorn's Revenge [1] introduced several previously unknown creatures, including the Swamp Dragon. Related to Dragons, the six-legged creatures first appeared during Blackthorn's attack on the City of Yew, when mounted Chaos Dragoons rode Swamp Dragons during their invasion of the City.

Chaos Dragoons can still be found near the Ilshenar moongate of Honesty. Killing a Chaos Dragoon causes him to fall from his mount, thus leaving a Swamp Dragon that can be tamed and then ridden by players. Animal Tamers must have a minimum skill of 93.9 to tame a Swamp Dragon - Despite this, once the taming process is complete, any player can command or bond with one regardless of their skill level.

Swamp Dragons are a popular choice for those who engage in PvM combat. They can be equipped with armor through the use of a Dragon Barding Deed. The armor blocks 10% or 20% of damage dealt to the rider, depending on whether the armor is of normal or exceptional quality. A special version of the mount, Paroxysmus' Swamp Dragon, comes with a permanent set of armor equipped which blocks 12% of damage.

While Chaos Dragoons can make their mounts perform fire and stomp attacks, tamed Swamp Dragons lose such abilities.


Swamp Dragon Statistics
Spawn Locations Fens of the Dead, Hoppers Bog, Nox Tereg
Fame Level 2 (2000) Slayer Vulnerability Dragon Slayer, Reptile
Karma Level 2 (-2000) Alignment Neutral
First Seen Scenario 4: Plague of Despair Pack Instinct None
Gold None Magic Items None
Special None Cut Up 5 Green Dragon Scales, 20 Hides, 19 Raw Ribs, 8 Dragon's Blood
Strength 201-300 Hit Points 121-180
Dexterity 66-85 Stamina 66-85
Intelligence 61-100 Mana 61-100
Barding Difficulty 59.0 Taming Difficulty 93.9
Base Damage 7-9 Preferred Foods Meat
Wrestling 45.1-55.0 Poisoning None
Tactics 45.1-55.0 Magery None
Resisting Spells 45.1-55.0 Evaluating Intelligence None
Anatomy 45.1-55.0 Meditation None
Detecting Hidden Hiding
Parrying Healing
Necromancy Spirit Speak
Mysticism Focus
Spellweaving Discordance
Bushido Ninjitsu
Chivalry Special Abilities None
Resists and Damage
Types Physical Fire Cold Poison Energy
Resistances 35-40 20-30 20-40 20-30 30-40
Damage 75% 25%

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