I am planning to tame Swamp Dragons for my archer and sampire characters. Do the stats and resist of the swampy matter as far as being able to absorb damage? Second question is regarding Dragon Barding Deeds... does it matter which type of metal these are made from? I mean, does it affect overall damage absorbed or type of damage (fire, cold, physical, etc.)? I used to think the Dragon Barding deeds made it easier for your bard to kill dragons, or easier for your tamer to tame them... embarrassed to tell you how many times I died trying this before I found out what they really are.