Jan 212013
 

This is the last segment of a series on DDO dragons. I’ll compile all six parts into a single page or posting shortly.


Thank you DDO community!

  • Thanks to Micki for keeping me straight on red dragons and general name spelling
  • Thanks to Jerry for featuring the series with not one but five links in the DDO Chronicle
  • Thanks to Caelvan for his exhaustive knowledge of boots
  • Thanks to Jim for his spectral dragon expertise
  • Thanks to several readers for confirming that Sinvala does indeed drop Black Dragon Scales
  • Thanks to everyone for their positive comments and upvotes
  • And especially, thanks to DDOWiki and it’s contributors without whom our whole community would be fumbling around blindly in the dark

You are all awesome!


Spectral Dragons

There are two of these ephemeral creatures although one is available to players part time, appearing during the Mabar Festival only. Spectral Dragons look like big, translucent blue dragons. There may be something to that, as they are immune to electricity and have lightning bolt breath weapons.

They seem to take on the color of their surroundings. Put them in a fiery location and they seem mainly reddish. Surround them with crystals and they seem largely purplish.

Spectral Dragons are the only dragons in DDO that are not represented in the first edition AD&D Monster Manual.

Spectral Dragon Scales

While it is possible to acquire Spectral Dragon Scales, it is not possible to use them to create Spectral Armor. Instead, they are crafting ingredients used when constructing epic versions of the Mabar Festival loot.

Smaug - by JRRTolkien
Since there are no AD&D spectral dragons,
lets instead look at Smaug
(as painted by Tolkien himself)

Auraxyllon

Quest: Cannith challenges Buying Time, Labor Shortage and The Dragon’s Hoard

Auraxyllon

Auraxyllon bides his time in one of three randomly-selected locations deep within the Extraplanar Palace. He does not have a normal dragon’s hoard of loot, rather instead accumulating a dense collection of green and (especially) purple crystals.

Having no chest, Auraxyllon does not drop Spectral Dragon Scales.

Tip: Unless you are trying for the perfect challenge completion, only the Dragon’s Hoard requires you to face Auraxyllon. The Dragon’s Hoard is also the only challenge that gives you enough time to calmly search for and defeat the dragon: seeking Auraxyllon gets a bit frantic in the other two challenges.


Eternity

Quest: Mabar Festival

Eternity

Eternity is part of a unique raid that involves as many as 24 characters spread across a large temple and split into four separate altar defense areas. The raid is famous for lag as much as anything else, but when it is working correctly, Eternity attacks each altar and is subject to being attacked herself when she is visible. Her minions attack the light sources making it harder to keep Eternity visible when she does appear in your area.

Eternity does not have chests or loot, but every raid participant automatically receives a Spectral Dragon Scale on each successful completion.

Tip: Bring a ghost touch weapon or other ghost touch capability: Eternity is ethereal.


  2 Responses to “DragonDex Bonus: Spectral Dragons”

Comments (2)
  1. 🙂 Mabar scales, you can get up to 3 (or was it even 4) from a run, if you’re lucky and the dragon was killed fast enough. You are guaranteed 1, though, on a successful run. The scales are needed from lvl 12 on gear and lvl 5 on wands, so not only for epic versions.

  2. Also – Eternity is considered “undead”, so all the usual “anti-undead” ‘weapons’ are good, too.
    😉

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