Yeah, Red Dragon Scale is pretty good, but it doesn't solve his real problem and if he's having that much trouble with confusion, imagine the problems he'll have with wing buffet.
Beside that, dragon armor isn't really as good as full plate against slashing, piercing, or missile. Full plate gets -4, -3, -3 modifiers for them. Dragon scale gets nothing. Even normal, unmagical full plate protects better against anything except blunt and the girdle of bluntness can make up for that...you'll take a lot more damage from those kinds of attacks than you will from fire.
That said, I still use Red Dragon Scale because it's cool.
[This message has been edited by Nighthawk (edited 10-23-2000).]