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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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?