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In 5e dragonborn come from eggs, PHB pg 34: Age. Young dragonborn grow quickly. They walk hours after hatching BTW you should tell apart dragon eggs from dragonborn eggs from the dimension. The dragon eggs are 4 feet tall. In 4e the same like pointed in dragon magazine 365 pg 28 Like true dragons, however, dragonborn hatch from eggs, usually laid ...


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There aren’t rules for doing that: the rules offer “half-elves” (and “half-orcs”) as a race, but in both cases they aren’t mix-‘n’-match options, but static races that always offer (more or less) the same features—and whose other half, in both cases, is always human. In other words, Wizards of the Coast figured out what someone with an elf and a human parent ...


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No. You're probably thinking of the Dragon Wings feature from the Sorcerer's Draconic Bloodline archetype. Dragonborn look very much like dragons standing erect in humanoid form, though they lack wings or a tail. - Player's Handbook, pg. 32


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Fire Breath is not a valid use of Haste Haste specifically says... That action can be used only to take the Attack (one weapon attack only), Dash, Disengage, Hide, or Use an Object action. Source The Dragonborn Race's breath weapon says... You can use your action to exhale destructive energy. Source Thus, to use your Breath Weapon, you are taking ...


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Dragonborn don't get it by default Said specifically, it is not a feature granted by choosing Dragonborn as your race when building a character. If it was it would be listed in the race's description. The two special features Dragonborn get are Breath Weapon and Damage Resistance (and the Draconic Ancestry which determines the damage type for both). ...


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Unless otherwise specified, biting someone is an Unarmed Attack which does 1 pt of damage (+ Str bonus). Anyone can bite their enemies, and that's how much damage they do. The Dragonborn have their breath weapon, but no special bite attack. The only PC race listed in official materials that has a special bite attack is the Lizardfolk, whose bite is given ...


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Yes. Per Jeremy Crawford on Sage Advice: Q: Could a dragonborn druid use breath weapon while wildshaped into, like, a wolf? A: The dragonborn's Breath Weapon trait requires exhalation. No anatomy is specified. Does your beast form have a mouth? You can exhale.


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Sounds like she's taking a page from Matt Mercer's Tal'Dorei campaign setting, where dragonborn with stumps for tails are second-class citizens treated as just a hair better than slaves and looked down on by the dragonborn with tails. According to the Basic Rules/PHB, dragonborn in general don't have tails at all: Dragonborn look very much like dragons ...


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Silver dragons are canonically the most interested in humanoids, having always found them fascinating and engaged in interaction with humanoids on a very regular basis, especially humans, and would most likely empathise with an abandoned human or other race and take it in. Other dragons are often too aloof or alien in their thinking to consider raising a ...


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The easiest way to do this would be to give him a Hat of Disguise. This would allow him to cast disguise self at will, so as long as he can get a moment to himself to refresh it once per hour, he can stay disguised for an unlimited amount of time. If you're worried about the hat falling off, we have the technology. Alternatively, he could cast disguise self ...


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There is no rules reason you'd need to pick the same dragon type for both. Certainly it would be thematic to do so, but from a purely mechanical standpoint, picking two different dragon types gives you more resistances (one all the time, from your race, and one that you can turn on with a sorcery point). And since your breath weapon wouldn't benefit from ...


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Yes Aside from the Dragon Scale armor that you mentioned, there's the "Who Created It?" table in the section about rolling random details for magic items (DMG p.142), which says, in part: 6: Dragon. This item is made from scales and talons shed by a dragon. (emphasis mine)


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Humanoid Jeremy Crawford says they are: Dragonborn aren't dragons. They are humanoids. Despite much searching, I am unable to find a D&D 5th edition book featuring a dragonborn NPC statblock. Some adventure modules, including Hoard of the Dragon Queen (p.91-93), do include such NPCs as: Langdedrosa Cyanwrath, a half-dragon, listed as Medium ...


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This feature is unbalanced for many campaigns and problematically unconventional Assessing the balance of this feature is difficult as the situational value of flight, the main selling point of this feature, depends heavily on the type of campaign you have. If you have frequent rests, a character with this feature can spend almost all their combat time ...


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Answer: {Fighter 1 / Warlock 19} is the Optimal Build (Hat Tip to Strill!) By exploiting Devil's Sight + Darkness cheese available as early as level 4, you can reliably increase your accuracy enough against most foes throughout the game that the Greatsword combined with Great Weapon Master provides the best average damage numbers. Dragonborn Warlocks (and ...


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This quote from the Dungeon Masters Guide entry on dragon scale mail seems to confirm that they do. Dragon scale mail is made of the scales of one kind of dragon. Sometimes dragons collect their cast-off scales and gift them to humanoids. Other times, hunters carefully skin and preserve the hide of a dead dragon. In either case, dragon scale mail is ...


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Dragonborn are humanoid All playable races in 5e (with one exception)1 have the "Humanoid" type, as pointed out in the description of races in the basic rules: Every character belongs to a race, one of the many intelligent humanoid species in the D&D world. This is further supported by the description of the dragonborn race: Dragonborn look very ...


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It isn't overpowered, but it is strong. For example, it allows a Monk to make 3 attacks per round at level 1, or 4 if they are willing to spend a ki point. It's also better damage than any other weapon, as it works out to be (5 + Str * 2) on average vs (7 + Str) for a greatsword. It's also great for any character that wants to make as many attacks as ...


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According to the PHB, there are no dragonborn with tails (pg. 32): Dragonborn look very much like dragons standing erect in humanoid form, though they lack wings or a tail. On the other hand, Abishai, which kinda look like dragonborn, do have tails (MToF 160). Maybe your DM was trying to test your knowledge somehow?


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If you're willing to make the character as high as 8th level, then two levels in Warlock would give him access to the Mask of Many Faces Eldritch Invocation, which would allow him to cast Disguise Self at will, without expending a spell slot. This would still give you 6 levels of Sorcerer to apply to the character, and wouldn't require the use of a magic ...


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You can indeed choose one Dragon Ancestor for your sorcerer's class feature and a different one for your dragonborn's racial trait. Jeremy Crawford confirms this here: A dragonborn sorcerer can choose a different ancestor for the racial trait and for the Dragon Ancestor feature. Note that the dragonborn's description states that the species had ...


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Currently, not possible While it is difficult to prove a negative, the Dragonborn's Breath Weapon isn't a magical effect, so does not benefit from any feats that affect magic. There are feats that affect Dragonborn specifically, but the only one that relates to breath weapons simply allows you to expend your Breath Weapon's use to create a fear effect.


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The Dragonborn's breath weapon has a built in limitation: After you use your breath weapon, you can’t use it again until you complete a short or long rest. Unless the dragonborn is taking a short rest after every combat and you, the DM, are allowing this short rest to go uninterrupted, the Dragonborn only gets to use this a few times a day. I would ...


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This is VERY overpowered All of the features your race provides are among the strongest or at least medium level feats found among all races. (Potentially with a few exceptions.) This clearly makes your version of the Dragonborn race overpowered. Comparison with Variant Human Let's consider Horns and Gording Rush approximately worth a feat (Charger+Tavern ...


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Very Little The races in 5e are very closely balanced and you need to take into account what the race already has instead of darkvision when comparing it to other races with darkvision. That being said, I personally don't think darkvision is all that useful and depending on your setting and what adventures you go on, it could easily never come into play. ...


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No, Extra Attack can only be used to attack. Extra Attack says: Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. Furthermore, the Dragonborn's Breath Weapon ability says: You can use your action to exhale destructive energy. If Breath Weapon gave you, for example, a special ranged weapon ...


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I think this is balanced Using the example in your comment: So like if you are in a dungeon with hallways, you could burn straight down the hallway or if you are in a room, you could toast the room. Since you can only use it once per short rest anyway, you can't do both without resting in between. Each case taken in isolation, then, this is no ...


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The metallic dragons of the 5E Monster Manual have fairly distinct personalities, but being metallic dragons they're all Good sorts, and any breed could believably adopt a humanoid orphan like your character. The most likely is probably a silver dragon, though: "The friendliest and most social of the metallic dragons, silver dragons cheerfully assist good ...


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Not normally. As Colin explained, attacking and using a breath weapon are both standard actions. You can't normally take two standard actions in a round, and you can't substitute a move action for a standard action. You can however take the Metabreath Feat Quicken Breath (Draconomicon). That lets you use your breath attack as a free action, which would let ...


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"It states in the book that the PC would only get 1" - I think there's your answer. Should you wish to wander into the realms of homebrew I'm sure a DM could find a way of allowing a dragonborn to gain an extra use of breathe weapon - perhaps instead of a skill increase at level 8. If you want to stay more true to RAW then I believe potions of fire breath ...


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