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Staff of Draconic Power

Staff, very rare (attunement required)

This towering staff is surmounted by a carved metal icon of a dragon with its wings outstretched. While holding the staff, you are immune to the frightful presence ability of all dragons. In addition, the staff has 10 charges. Each day when you complete a long rest you can command the icon atop the staff to take on the semblance of a metallic or chromatic dragon. While holding the staff, you can use an action to expend 1 or more of its charges to create one of the following effects from it, using your spell save DC.

The specific effects of each ability match those of the type of dragon you have chosen.

  • Dragon breath (1-3 charges): You unleash a 30-foot cone or 60-foot line (5 feet wide) from the staff similar to a dragon’s breath weapon, dealing 6d6 damage of a type matching the dragon form you have chosen, or half as much on a successful Dexterity saving throw. You can increase the damage dealt by this dragon breath by 2d6 by spending 1 additional charge, or by 4d6 by spending 2 additional charges.
  • Scale weakening (1 charge): You can make a ranged spell attack against a creature within 60 feet that uses natural armor to provide its AC. If the attack hits, the target takes a -2 to its AC for 1 hour, or for 1 round on a successful Constitution saving throw. This cannot reduce its AC below 10, and it does not affect AC provided by armor or shield the target is wearing.
  • Dragonskin (2 charges): You are covered in dragon scales for 1 hour. Your AC can’t be lower than 16, regardless of what kind of armor you are wearing. In addition, while the dragonskin persists you gain resistance to that dragon type’s favored energy.
  • Draconic Might (3 charges): You sprout draconic wings, allowing you to fly (speed 80 feet) for up to 10 minutes, though flying requires concentration.

While using this ability, you gain the benefits similar to the enhance ability spell. You gain the benefits of bull’s strength regardless of which type of dragon you have chosen, and you also gain a second enhance ability benefit based on your dragon type, as noted on the table below.

Effect Energy Area Draconic Might
Black acid line bear’s endurance
Blue lightning line owl’s wisdom
Brass fire line cat’s grace
Bronze lightning line bear’s endurance
Copper acid line fox’s cunning
Gold fire cone eagle’s splendor
Green poison cone fox’s cunning
Red fire cone eagle’s splendor
Silver cold cone owl’s wisdom
White cold cone cat’s grace
Section 15: Copyright Notice

The Dragon’s Hoard #2 © 2021, Legendary Games; Lead Designer: Jason Nelson. Authors Matt Kimmel, Michael “solomani” Mifsud, Scott D. Young, Mark Hart, and Jeff Ibach.