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Dragon Breath
Dragonborn Racial Power

As you open your mouth with a roar, the deadly power of your draconic kin blasts forth to engulf your foes.

Special: When you create your character, choose Strength, Constitution, or Dexterity as the ability score you use when making attack rolls with this power. You also choose the power’s damage type: acid, cold, fire, lightning, or poison. These two choices remain throughout your character’s life and do not change the power’s other effects.

Target: All creatures in area

Attack: Strength + 2 vs. Reflex, Constitution + 2 vs. Reflex, or Dexterity + 2 vs. Reflex

Hit: 1d6 + Constitution modifier damage

Increase to +4 bonus and 2d6 + Constitution modifier damage at 11th level, and to +6 bonus and 3d6 + Constitution modifier damage at 21st level.

Dragon Breath is an encounter power available to Dragonborn and Draconian characters who chose the Dragon Breath racial feature at first level.[PH:34]

Feats[]

The following feats affect or modify this power in some way. All feats require the Dragon Breath power. Additional prerequisites are listed.

Feat Prerequisite Benefit
Adaptable Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Dragon breath can do a different type of damage. Can be taken multiple times.
Admixture Breath Level 11, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, Adaptable Breath Dragon breath can do two types of damage simultaneously.
Ancient Soul Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, Dragon Magic sorcerer Dragon breath is an arcane power, and being hit by elemental damage can recharge dragon breath.
Bolstering Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Dragon breath only hurts enemies, and gives allies +1 to attack rolls for a turn.
Bracing Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, Constitution 13, Fighter Using Dragon breath grants +1 to Invigorating attacks for a turn.
Burning Breath 11th level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power that deals fire damage One target hit by dragon breath takes ongoing fire damage.
Concussive Breath 21st level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power that deals lightning damage, Thundering Breath Dragon breath dazes targets until the end of your next turn, plus Thundering Breath bonuses.
Conflagration Breath 21st level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power that deals fire damage, Burning Breath Expend dragon breath to create a zone of fire.
Corrosive Breath 11th level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power that deals acid damage Dragon breath inflicts -2 AC for a turn.
Covenant of Io Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, Invoker, Divine Covenant class feature Dragon breath is a divine attack power, you can change invoker at-wills from burst attacks to close blast 3.
Critical Breath 11th level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Critical hit with dragon breath causes ongoing damage.
Daunting Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power , trained in Intimidate Dragon breath also marks targets for a turn.
Debilitating Breath 21st level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power that deals poison damage, Toxic Breath Dragon breath inflicts weakness for a turn.
Dissolving Breath 21st level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power that deals acid damage, Corrosive Breath Dragon breath inflicts -3 to all defenses for a turn.
Dragonborn Channeling Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, Martial class When you hit with a Martial power, you can also hit the target with dragon breath.
Dragonbreath Warrior 11th level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, Martial class Using Dragon breath adds elemental damage to next weapon attack.
Dragon Warrior 21st level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, Constitution 17, Martial class Being Bloodied recharges dragon breath.
Draconic Enmity Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, Avenger, Oath of Enmity When dragon breath is used to only hit Enmity target, roll attack twice and choose result.
Draconic Hunter Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, Ranger, Hunter's Quarry Hitting Quarry with dragon breath grants you +2 to attack rolls against them for a turn.
Draconic Restoration 21st level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Using 2nd wind recharges dragon breath.
Draconic Triumph 21st level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Killing non-minion enemies recharges dragon breath.
Enlarged Dragon Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Dragon breath can hit Blast 5.
Empowered Dragon Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Dragon breath damage increases to d10s.
Focused Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Can drop dragon breath size to close blast 1 for +2/tier damage.
Freezing Breath 21st level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power that deals cold damage, Frost Breath Dragon breath immobilizes for a turn.
Frost Breath 11th level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power that deals cold damage Dragon breath slows for a turn.
Hurl Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Can choose to make dragon breath area burst 2 instead of close blast 3.
Opportunity Breath 11th level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Dragon breath can be used as an opportunity attack.
Powerful Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Pick an ability score of your choice for dragon breath attack and damage rolls.
Radiant Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, Divine class Dragon breath also does Radiant damage.
Spirit Breath 11th level, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, Primal class Using a Primal daily with the same element will recharge dragon breath.
Surprising Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Foes struck by dragon breath grant you combat advantage for a turn.
Thundering Breath Level 11, Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power that deals lightning damage Dragon breath does both lightning and thunder damage. You can push each target hit CON modifier squares.

Notes[]

  • Dragonborn gain this power at 1st level
  • Feats which affect this power are:
  • Unlike most attack powers, this can be used as a minor action, allowing the character to make an attack using a standard action on the same turn.
  • This power works very well for killing minions because of its large area and +2 bonus to hit, especially since most non-arcane characters do not have many (or any) powers that damage in a large area.

See Also[]

  • Dragonfear, a power that can be chosen in lieu of Dragon Breath for first-level Dragonborn characters
  • Concussive Vengeance, a power that can be chosen in lieu of Dragon Breath for first-level Bozak Draconian characters
  • Caustic Heritage, a racial feature that can be chosen in lieu of Dragon Breath for first-level Kapak Draconian characters, and grants the Toxic Saliva and Acidic Revenge powers
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