Ancient Dragons

You have made a pact with one or more ancient dragons or a dragon god. You wield a measure of their control over the elements and have insight into their deep mysteries. As your power and connection to your patron or patrons grows, you take on more draconic features, even sprouting scales and wings.

Expanded Spell List

The Great Dragons allows you to choose from an expanded list of spells when you learn a warlock spell.

The following spells are added to the warlock spell list for you.

Ancient Dragons Expanded Spells
Spell Level Spells
1st Inflict wounds, magic missile
2nd Heat metal, scorching ray
3rd Dispel magic, lightning bolt
4th Greater invisibility, ice storm
5th Cloudkill, flame strike

Dragon Tongue

Starting at 1st level, you can speak, read, and write Draconic.

Wyrmling Blessing

Also starting at 1st level, your connection to your draconic patron or patrons bestows a blessing upon you. When you finish a long rest, you choose which blessing to accept. You can have only one blessing at a time. The blessing lasts until you finish a long rest.

Aquatic Affinity. You gain a swimming speed equal to your walking speed, and you can breathe underwater. In addition, you can communicate with beasts that can breathe water as if you had cast the speak with animals spell.

Draconic Hunger. When you are below half your hit point maximum and you reduce a hostile creature to 0 hit points, you regain hit points equal to twice your proficiency bonus. This feature can restore you to no more than half of your hit point maximum.

Draconic Sight. You gain darkvision out to a range of 60 feet. If you already have darkvision, this blessing increases its range by 30 feet. In addition, you can use an action to create an invisible sensor within 30 feet of you in a location you can see or in an obvious location within range, such as behind a door or around a corner, for 1 minute. The sensor is an extension of your own senses, allowing you to see and hear through it as if you were in its place, but you are deaf and blind with regard to your own senses while using this sensor. As a bonus action, you can move the sensor anywhere within 30 feet of you. The sensor can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain, and if it ends its turn inside an object, it is shunted to the nearest unoccupied space within 30 feet of you. You can use an action to end the sensor early. A creature that can see the sensor, such as a creature benefiting from see invisibility or truesight, sees a luminous, intangible dragon’s eye about the size of your fist.

Elemental Versatility. Choose one of the following when you accept this blessing: acid, cold, fire, lightning, or poison. You can’t change the type until you finish a long rest and choose this blessing again. When you deal damage with a spell, you can choose for the spell’s damage to be of the chosen type instead of its normal damage type.

Draconic Mien

At 6th level, you begin to take on draconic aspects. When you finish a long rest, choose one of the following types of damage: acid, cold, fire, lightning, or poison. You have resistance to the chosen damage type. This resistance lasts until you finish a long rest. In addition, as an action, you can harness a portion of your patrons’ mighty presence, causing a spectral version of your dragon patron’s visage to appear over your head. Choose up to three creatures you can see within 30 feet of you. Each target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw against your warlock spell save DC or be charmed or frightened (your choice) until the end of your next turn. Once you use this action, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or a long rest.

Ascended Blessing

At 10th level, your connection to your draconic patron or patrons grows stronger, granting you more powerful blessings. When you finish a long rest, you choose which ascended blessing to accept. While you have an ascended blessing, you receive the benefits of its associated wyrmling blessing in addition to any new features of the ascended blessing. You can have only one blessing active at a time. The blessing lasts until you finish a long rest.

Aquatic Command. While this blessing is active, you receive all the benefits of the Aquatic Affinity wyrmling blessing. You can cast the control water and dominate beast spells without expending spell slots. When you cast the dominate beast spell, you can target only beasts that can breathe water. You can cast each spell once in this way and regain the ability to do so when you finish a long rest.

Crystallized Hunger. While this blessing is active, you receive all the benefits of the Draconic Hunger wyrmling blessing. When you kill a creature, you can crystallize a portion of its essence to create an essence gem. This gem functions as an ioun stone of protection, but it works only for you and has no value. As a bonus action, you can destroy the gem to regain one expended spell slot. You can have only one essence gem at a time. If you create a new essence gem while you already have an essence gem, the previous gem crumbles to dust and is destroyed. Once you create an essence gem, you can’t do so again until you finish a long rest.

Draconic Senses. While this blessing is active, you receive all the benefits of the Draconic Sight wyrmling blessing. You have blindsight out to a range of 15 feet, and you have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks.

Elemental Expertise. While this blessing is active, you receive all the benefits of the Elemental Versatility wyrmling blessing. When you cast a spell that deals damage of the chosen type, including a spell you changed using Elemental Versatility, you add your Charisma modifier to one damage roll of the spell. In addition, when a creature within 5 feet of you hits you with an attack, you can use your reaction to deal damage of the chosen type equal to your proficiency bonus to the attacker. You can use this reaction a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus. You regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest.

Draconic Manifestation

At 14th level, you can assume the form of a dragon.

As an action, you can transform into a dragon with a challenge rating as high as your warlock level divided by 3, rounded down, for 1 minute. This transformation works like the polymorph spell, except you can take only the form of a dragon, and you don’t need to maintain concentration to maintain the transformation. While you are in the form of a dragon, you retain your Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. For the purpose of this feature, “dragon” refers to any creature with the dragon type, including dragon turtles, drakes, and wyverns. Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.

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