- This article is about the dragon shape breath; for the standard dragon breath, see Lightning dragon breath.
Description: The dragon breathes lightning dealing damage based on the dragon's age. The DC is 15 + (druid level + shifter level)/2 with a 4 point penalty if the dragon does not have 10 shifter levels.
- This ability is intended for shifters in the ancient blue dragon form of dragon shape.
- The dragon's age is normally the sum of druid and shifter levels. If used by a creature with neither druid nor shifter levels, the age is character level, halved for player characters.
- Under normal conditions, the minimum effective level for shifters is 15, while the minimum effective level for druids is 18.
- The damage for each age category is given in the following table. (Aside from an anomaly at level 37 and a minimum of 1d8, the damage increases by 2d8 for every 3 levels past 10.) Four more dice are rolled if the caster has at least 10 shifter levels. (Italicized entries are not possible under standard circumstances.)
|Effective age||Category||Damage dealt||Shifter damage|
|6 or less||wyrmling||1d8|
|7 to 9||very young|
|10 to 12||young||4d8|
|13 to 15||juvenile||2d8||6d8|
|16 to 18||young adult||4d8||8d8|
|19 to 21||adult||6d8||10d8|
|22 to 24||mature adult||8d8||12d8|
|25 to 27||old||10d8||14d8|
|28 to 30||very old||12d8||16d8|
|31 to 33||ancient||14d8||18d8|
|34 to 37||wyrm||16d8||20d8|
|38 to 39||great wyrm||18d8||22d8|
- The levels for "wyrm" and beyond differ from the normal dragon breath determination.