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v0.31:Cave dragon

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Cave dragon



  • Underground Caverns (dry)
  • Underground Depth: 3
Pet Attributes
Pet value 10,000

Cannot be trained

Exotic - cannot be tamed 

Birth: 6,000 cm3
Max: 15,000,000 cm3


Adult at: Birth
Max age: Immortal
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier ×4)

Food items

Meat 247-622
Fat 35-195
Brain 12-15
Heart 6-8
Lungs 24-32
Intestines 37-48
Liver 12-16
Kidneys 12-14
Tripe 12-16
Sweetbread 6-8
Eyes 2
Spleen 6-8

Raw materials

Bones 174-225
Skull 1
Ivory 3
Skin Scales
This article is about an older version of DF.
A gigantic monster, once a dragon, now adapted to and polluted by the underground. Its wings fall limp at its side. Its face is full of incredibly long teeth. Its eyes are large to penetrate the darkness.

Cave dragons are gigantic beasts which were once dragons who have adapted to life underground. Unlike their above-ground brethren, they do not breathe fire, but they do appear to be immune to the effects of fire. Happily, they are not immune to the effects of a dwarf's best friend. These have wings (which lack the ability to fly) and have white scales, but besides this are exactly as dangerous as their above ground cousins. Oddly, despite their description, regular Dragons do not have wings, much less functional ones, though Cave Dragons do.

Cave dragons are among the largest creatures in the game, and grow into their adult size of 15,000,000 after 1000 years. The butchery values in the right-hand column assume that an adult is being butchered: worlds younger than 1000 years will only have juvenile cave dragons, which drop far less meat.

Cave dragons are building destroyers which means, among other things, that doors are useless as defense.

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