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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]


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
Enlarged Dragon Breath ? ?
Empowered Dragon Breath ? ?
Adaptable Breath ? ?
Admixture Breath ? ?
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.
Hurl Breath Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power Can choose to make dragon breath area burst 2 instead of close blast 3.
Dragonborn Channeling ? ?
Critical Breath ? ?
Dragon Breath Warrior ? ?
Spirit Breath ? ?
Dragon Warrior ? ?
Draconic Triumph ? ?
Concussive Breath ? ?
Radiant Breath ? ?
Ancient Soul ? ?
Corrosive Breath ? ?
Dissolving Breath ? ?
Surprising Breath ? ?
Freezing Breath ? ?
Frost Breath ? ?
Bolstering Breath ? ?
Daunting Breath ? ?
Covenant of Io ? ?
Draconic Enmity ? ?
Draconic Hunter ? ?
Focused Breath ? ?
Powerful Breath ? ?
Opportunity Breath ? ?
Burning Breath ? ?
Conflagration Breath ? ?
Debilitating Breath ? ?


  • 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