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For part of a Dragonfire Adept build idea, I was considering using either Silverbrow Human or Dragon Descended, but then I had another idea: why not both? Would it be possible to combine those two racial traits, and if so, would it be worthwile to do so?

Also, would it be redundant for a Dragonfire Adept to take the Draconic Wings feat, or would it be potentially beneficial?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ "Dragon Descended"? Where's that from? New one on me. The primary benefit of Silverbrow Human (the Dragonblooded subtype) is wasted on Dragonfire Adepts since they get that as a class feature. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Feb 4, 2013 at 4:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ Dragon Descended is from Races of the Dragon; it grants Darkvision 60ft, low-light vision, a +4 racial bonus saves against sleep and paralysis effects, a +2 bonus to STR, CON, and CHA, and a +2 racial bonus on Intimidate and Spot checks all for a +1 level modifier to the base race. \$\endgroup\$
    – Cobalt
    Feb 4, 2013 at 4:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ah, I think you mean the Draconic template. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 4, 2013 at 5:04

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Draconic Flight is clearly better.

Dragon Wings vs Draconic Flight:

  • 2 feats vs 1 lesser invocation (1 feat at most)
  • Fixed 30ft average maneuverability vs land speed good maneuverability
  • Doesn't allow overland flight until 12HD vs at will casting, 24h duration, bonuses to checks on a forced march.

Draconic creature is acceptable, if your DM allows LA-buyoff.

Otherwise it is sub-par, but not prohibitively so. As for silverbrow human - you don't need dragonblood subtype since you get it from dragonfire adept, so it is essentially bonus skill points traded for feather fall and +2 to disguise.

IMO not worth it except for fluff reasons, and if combined with draconic creature not worth it at all, its fluff rendered redundant by template.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ It's fluff is largely rendered redundant by Dragonfire Adept, considering that you are considered Dragonblooded as a result of the class and are therefore apparently also descended from dragons. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Feb 4, 2013 at 14:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ So Dragonic Flight does everything Dragon Wings does and better; got it. Also, the Draconic Creature template as I described it was presented as PC-viable in the book Races of the Dragon, so I don't think my DM would have any problems with me using it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Cobalt
    Feb 4, 2013 at 15:18

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