My dragonborn friend keeps (accidentally) downing half the party with his poisonous Breath Weapon.

I'd like to know if I can block his poisonous breath so that the party doesn't go down anymore due to friendly fire, by using a shield or some kind of action to prevent him from doing this again.

  • 3
    \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to Stack Exchange! Not a bad first question, but we do need some clarification. Is this pvp, or is he hitting his own party? Has anyone complained about this (you, him, party members, DM)? \$\endgroup\$ – Stop Being Evil Jun 8 '19 at 4:18
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ Wait, your friend is already consistently attacking his own party? Is player-vs-player combat part of the expectations for your game? \$\endgroup\$ – mattdm Jun 8 '19 at 4:18
  • 11
    \$\begingroup\$ Is this intentional, or is the rest of the party just getting caught in the area because the dragonborn isn’t being careful? I think we need more of the story to understand and help the problem. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Jun 8 '19 at 4:23
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ How does the dragonborn manage to herd everyone in such a small place, roll maximum damage, and make everyone fail their save? I do not see any other way for him to keep killing the party. \$\endgroup\$ – András Jun 8 '19 at 13:36
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ What is your level and class? It would be helpful to know what abilities are at your disposal. \$\endgroup\$ – Pink Sweetener Jun 9 '19 at 14:25

I'm not sure a shield would work. There is a spell that might: protection from poison.

You touch a creature. If it is poisoned, you neutralize the poison. If more than one poison afflicts the target, you neutralize one poison that you know is present, or you neutralize one at random.

For the duration, the target has an advantage on saving throws against being poisoned, and it has resistance to poison damage.

If it is accidental, then he should just not use it in range of the party. If he is doing it on purpose... that's when unlawful and evil alignments come in handy.

Dwarves have "Dwarven Resilience", Stout Halflings have "Stout Resilience", and Monks have "Purity of Body" to protect against poison.

| improve this answer | |
  • \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to RPG.SE! Take the tour if you haven't already, and check out the help center for more guidance. \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Jun 8 '19 at 6:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ It is a sad state of affairs when the PCs need to prepare to protect themselves from their ally as much as they need to prepare to protect themselves from their enemies, \$\endgroup\$ – Allan Mills Jun 9 '19 at 23:52

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.