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Questions tagged [breath]

For questions related to to the act of breathing or holding your breath.

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How fast will you drown in a Kelpie Encounter?

This Kelpie (3pp) in Pathfinder could be interpreted in two (very very) different power levels. One would be that the person in question is so infatuated with the Kelpie that they do not attempt to ...
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Are there any official rules for sharing a held breath?

In many movies, there are dramatic scenes where one victim is trapped underwater and another is responsible for giving them air. Are there any official rules for those dramatic "rescue breath" ...
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Can a character drown in liquids designed to heal?

I want to do one of those silly puzzle traps, like have a character dropped in a pool of healing potion, or even waterbreathing. I'm hoping that after the panic subsides, then they still have to worry ...
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How long can a Wizard hold their breath?

For a 5e campaign, I have created the character Diogenes, a Human Wizard from the school of transmutation. Diogenes, in real life, is said to have possibly died due to holding his breath for too long. ...
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What creatures are not immune to their own breath weapons?

The Monster Manual glossary entry on breath weapon says, "A creature is immune to its own breath weapon unless otherwise noted" (306). What creatures are noted as not being immune to their own breath ...
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How does drowning work when you're already at 0 hp and fall into water?

I had a player fighting against sahuagin by the shore the other day and he was dropped to 0 and dying. Because of his location, though, he landed in shallow water (2-3' deep) which I ruled was enough ...
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Breathing in magic fog?

I know the rules do not say anything on this. And a Fog Cloud is probably normal fog and breathable. But Solid Fog or Acid Fog seem like they would be hazardous to your health if breathed in. I know ...
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Is there a spell that lets you breathe in an airless void?

Is there a spell that like the bubble head charm from Harry Potter provides the caster with a continuous supply of air? I'm considering taking the PCs somewhere devoid of oxygen, rather than ...
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How can you maintain breathable air in a sealed location long term?

Wizard Bob has created himself a mighty tower, but being a reclusive, paranoid crazy sort of Wizard he'd like to create it entirely sealed to stop anything getting in that he doesn't want inside. The ...
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Can I use the Cap of Water Breathing or the Cloak of the Manta Ray to survive inside a Bag of Holding?

Bag of Holding: [...] Breathing creatures inside the bag can survive up to a number of minutes equal to 10 divided by the number of creatures (minimum 1 minute), after which time they begin to ...
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When do monsters need to breathe?

I've been doing some work on monster design, and stumbled on a weird problem with monsters needing to breathe. In my current monster write up, I don't intend for breathing to be something that is ...