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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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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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 ...
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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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Can a caster ready an action to block a breath weapon with Wall of Stone?

Let's say a spellcaster is fighting a dragon. Can they ready their action to cast a Wall of Stone with a trigger of "If the dragon uses its breath weapon I block it with Wall of Stone"? If ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...