Blue Moon Knight wrote:
If the crystal king's "skeleton" was made of crystal, it would be harder than his rocky "flesh;" so I doubt a regular hammer could could break it. A high-pitched sound could shatter the crystal, but dragons aren't known for such abilities.
actually crystals shatter with vibrations all the time, sound is just another form of vibration so yes if the rock monsters body was made totally of crystal it could shatter upon being struck by a hammer, just like a diamond could.
Trueness, but I still think that a monster as rare and legendary as the CK would have an equally rare form of crystal as a "skeleton." The CK is alive, so the minerals that form his body might not react to blunt stimulus the way we would assume. I concede that a metal hammer would be an effective weapon, but dragons don't wield hammers, as was pointed out; thus making the battle a little trickier for the dragon.