Questions tagged [breath-weapon]

For questions about breath weapons, which traditionally refer to a racial ability generally usable by dragons and related creatures such as dragonborn in Dungeons & Dragons. They usually deal damage based on some type of elemental energy associated with the dragon's type. Some spells or features may replicate these abilities.

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Gust of Wind vs Green Dragon Breath

I think this is similar to Can Warding Wind block the effect of a Green Dragon's Poison Breath? but the wording of Warding Wind seems more conservative than Gust of Wind. I just ran a combat where ...
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Does the Air Genasi's Unending Breath trait affect their ability to resist a dragon's poison breath?

I play a 3rd-level Air Genasi Monk. My party will be fighting a Green Dragon soon. Can a Green Dragon's Poison Breath affect me if I'm not breathing due to the Air Genasi's Unending Breath trait?
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What are “harmful gases and vapors”?

The necklace of adaptation (DMG, p. 182) has the following effect: While wearing this necklace, you can breathe normally in any environment, and you have advantage on saving throws made against ...
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How/when does an ability like a dragon's breath weapon recharge, if it's listed as “Recharge 5–6”?

Dragon breath weapons used to be simple: 3 uses per day. They magically recharged at either midnight or dawn, depending on your DM. As I read through the dragon section, I see new (to me) info on ...
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Could I use a feat to augment my breath weapon?

Could I use a feat to augment my breath weapon in any way, shape or form? If so, what feat(s)?
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Does a Breath Weapon count as a ranged attacks in association with feats?

Could I use a Feat like point blank shot for a breath weapon in Pathfinder?
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Is there an in-setting explanation for how dragons breathe fire?

I'm currently in the process of writing a new campaign setting in which many classical mythical creatures have been rendered extinct for various reasons, one such creature is the dragon. My initial ...
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Would an anti-magic zone affect a dragon's breath weapon? [duplicate]

One of my players has a special crystal that emits an anti-magic zone 5-feet around them. It was just picked up so they're trying to figure out what to do with the crystal. Suddenly they are ...
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How would giving Hydra a Breath Weapon affect game balance and CR?

I wanted to spice up a fight I'm planning for my party by giving a Hydra a Breath Weapon. I'm flexible on the specifics, but the change would effectively be described as such: Actions Multiattack. ...
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Would every head of a Hydra be affected by the Dragon's Breath spell?

I'm a DM setting up a oneshot. I have an idea to spice up combat a bit by giving a hydra a breath weapon. So far, the least homebrew option I've thought of is to have an enemy spellcaster cast dragon'...
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Is the dragon breath from Wild Shape affected by Widen Spell?

The Druid gets the ability to transform into a Dragon Shape at level 12, and the ability to select the Widen Spell feat at level 1. Is the breath weapon from the Dragon Shape affected by the extra ...
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Can a dragon use its multiattack and its breath weapon in the same turn, or is it a choice between the two?

In the Monster Manual, it states that a dragon can use a multiattack of Frightful Presence, then a bite and two claw attacks. Can it use its breath weapon in the same turn? Or does it use its breath ...
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How do I determine Shadow Dragon's Breath Save DC?

From the Shadow Dragon template, it would appear that the Shadow Breath has the same damage and save as the original dragon's breath weapon, as no change is stated in the template: New Action: ...
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Can a dragon's breath weapon pass through Leomund's Tiny Hut?

Leomund's tiny hut can protect against magic, objects, and creatures from entering. A dragon's breath weapon is not considered magical, but has to be an object at least - which should be blocked by ...
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Can you block an attack that an ally is trying to make?

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 ...
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Can a black dragonborn's acid breath weapon destroy objects?

For example, is a Black Dragonborn able to use its Breath Weapon, in this case, of acid type, to corrode walls, doors, objects, etc? I'm asking this because when it comes to spells, they don't affect ...
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Can a dragonborn use his breath weapon as a weapon attack if he is hasted?

Let's say im a level 5 fighter dragonborn, and I have the potion of haste. Then I have one extra attack, action surge, and a breath weapon. Under the description of the potion of haste, it says you ...
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Is it possible for a dragonborn to have 2 different breath weapons [closed]

I just found this site while searching for an answer to my question. While I haven't played D&D yet, I am extremely interested in trying. I know a lot of DMs do things differently and are ...
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What happens when a creature wielding an Aegis of the Raven Queen gets breathed on by a fire-breathing dragon?

I know this looks very similar to this question, but I asked it to indirectly solve what I'm about to ask now (a bad idea). The Aegis of the Raven Queen (from the module "CCC-BWM-03 A Tale of Two ...
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What happens if a creature draws a Frost Brand sword when breathed upon by a fire-breathing dragon?

Frost brand weapons have the following property if attuned: When you draw this weapon, you can extinguish all nonmagical flames within 30 feet of you. This property can be used no more than once ...
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Dragonfire Adept + Dragon Shaman breath weapon frequency

Can a Dragonfire Adept 1/Dragon Shaman 4 use the two breaths independently? So on round one, he breathes fire for 2d6 acid (green DS), next round 1d6 fire (DfA), and keep doing it until this until ...
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How can I increase the range of a Dragonborn's breath weapon?

Is it possible to increase the range/area of a Dragonborn's breath weapon? If yes, how?
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Would the Spell Sniper feat add to the range of a Dragonborn's breath weapon?

I was looking at feats for my backup character, and was wondering: Would the Spell Sniper feat affect the range of a Dragonborn's racial breath weapon?
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How do you determine the area of effect of a flying dragon’s breath weapon? [closed]

When a dragon is flying over its target, how do you determine the area of effect on the ground? If it is breathing straight down, a 60' cone could create a 60' diameter circle, but that's not very ...
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Is a CO2 fire extinguisher safe to use indoors to represent offensive magic or breath weapons in LARP?

In short: my friend, who is also a LARP organizer, has come up with the idea of representing breath weapons and some kinds of offensive weapons (those that are represented by a "cone template" in many ...
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Is a breath weapon a natural attack in Pathfinder?

Is a breath weapon a natural attack in Pathfinder? I'm trying to build a class and want to increase the damage it deals with the improved natural attack feat.
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How can a non-Dragonborn gain a breath weapon?

Is it possible, using official material only (i.e. not homebrew, although if Unearthed Arcana has something, I'd be interested in that, but ideally official material) for one to gain a recharging ...
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Fey Ancestry says “Magic can't put you to sleep” and Brass Dragon has the ability to “exhales sleep gas”. Does the breath weapon affect elves?

I always assumed that elves/half elves were just immune to sleep effects, but re-reading Fey Ancestry, it says "magic can't put you to sleep". Brass Dragons and Kamadans (Tomb of Annihilation p225) ...
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Would it be unbalanced to allow a Dragonborn access to both Breath Weapon AOE types?

Depending on the draconic ancestry of a dragonborn, their breath weapon either deals damage in a 5 by 30 ft. line or a 15 ft. cone. Would there be any unbalancing if the character were allowed to ...
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Can my Dragonborn gain more breath weapon uses per short rest?

Even though the Player's Handbook says a dragonborn only gets one breath weapon per short rest, is there any way outside of rule 0 for a dragonborn to gain multiple uses per short rest, like by using ...
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Can my Dragonborn Druid use their breath weapon in wild shape?

I have a Dragonborn Druid character in the works, and I was wondering if I can use my breath weapon while transformed by Wild Shape. Like, if I'm in the shape of a dire wolf, can I still shoot a 15 ...
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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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Do you reroll a dragon's breath weapon recharge time after each breath attack?

Dragon breath weapons have a recharge time. For example, a very young black dragon can use its breath weapon every 1d4 rounds. Do you re-roll the recharge time each time you use the breath weapon? Or ...
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Can dragon fire adept's breath weapon deal nonlethal damage?

Dragonfire adept player wants to gain Vow of Peace feat, which demands you to deal nonlethal damage to humanoids and monstrous humanoids. Is it possible or not? Please note, that he has Vow of Poverty ...
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Are a Bronze Dragon's breath attacks' cooldowns shared?

A Bronze Dragon has two different breath weapons: a Line of Lightning, and a Repulsion Gas. The breath weapons of Dragons always come with a certain cooldown period. I was wondering if using one of ...
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Why are there damage differences with these breath weapons?

In the group I am playing with, my character is a level 20 Sorcerer with the Draconic Bloodline. Through this Bloodline, I obtain a special attack of Breath Weapon and automatic spell of Form of the ...
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How is the save DC for a Half-Dragon's breath weapon calculated?

The Half-Dragon Template in D&D 5e (MM, p. 180) states that, "The half-dragon has the breath weapon of its dragon half." However, the sample statblock given for a half-red dragon veteran has a ...
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Can a Cube of Force block breath attacks?

Will side 1 of a Cube of Force, which blocks gasses, block a breath attacks? The flames of a dragon spawn from its breath and therefore are based on a gas. Would the first side of the Cube of Force ...
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Does a Draconic Ancestry Sorcerer's Elemental Affinity apply to a Dragonborn's Breath Weapon?

I'm asking this after looking at the pregen characters on the Wizard's website. http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/character_sheets The first one, the Dragonborn Sorcerer, gains Elemental ...
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Is a green dragon's breath weapon “poison” for the purposes of “advantage on saves against poison”

A green dragon has a breath weapon that deals poison damage. In addition to the MM entry, this is an example given in the PHB Description of Damage types: Poison. Venomous stings and the toxic gas ...