Dragonborn
  • Ability Score Increase: Your Strength score increase by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1.
  • Age: Young dragonborn grow quickly. They walk hours after hatching, attain the size and development of a 10-year-old human child by the age of 3, and reach adulthood by 15. They live to be around 80.
  • Alignment: Dragonborn tend towards extremes, making a conscious choice for one side or the other between Good and Evil (represented by Bahamut and Tiamat, respectively). More side with Bahamut than Tiamat (whose non-dragon followers are mostly kobolds), but villainous dragonborn can be quite terrible indeed. Some rare few choose to devote themselves to lesser dragon deities, such as Chronepsis (Neutral), and fewer still choose to worship Io, the Ninefold Dragon, who is all alignments at once.
  • Size: Dragonborn are taller and heavier than humans, standing well over 6 feet tall and averaging almost 250 pounds. Your size is Medium
  • Speed: Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
  • Draconic Ancestry: You are distantly related to a particular kind of dragon. Choose a type of dragon from the below list; this determines the damage and area of your breath weapon, and the type of resistance you gain.
Dragon Damage Type Breath Weapon
Black Acid 5' by 30' line (Dex save)
Blue Lightning 5' by 30' line (Dex save)
Brass Fire 5' by 30' line (Dex save)
Bronze Lightning 5' by 30' line (Dex save)
Copper Acid 5' by 30' line (Dex save)
Gold Fire 15' cone (Dex save)
Green Poison 15' cone (Con save)
Red Fire 15' cone (Dex save)
Silver Cold 15' cone (Con save)
White Cold 15' cone (Con save)
  • Breath Weapon: You can use your action to exhale destructive energy. It deals damage in an area according to your ancestry. When you use your breath weapon, all creatures in the area must make a saving throw, the type of which is determined by your ancestry. The DC of this saving throw is 8 + your Constitution modifier + your proficiency bonus. A creature takes 2d6 damage on a failed save, and half as much damage on a successful one. The damage increase to 3d6 at 6th level, 4d6 at 11th, and 5d6 at 16th level. After using your breath weapon, you cannot use it again until you complete a short or long rest.
  • Damage Resistance: You have resistance to the damage type associated with your ancestry.
  • Languages: You can read, speak, and write Common and Draconic

Dragonborn in Eberron:
The dragonborn are exceedingly rare in Khorvaire, and entirely unheard of elsewhere. In fact, most people have never even heard of them, and those few scholars who have have believe them to be nothing more than a myth. Nonetheless, they do exist. Most are scions of Khyber, reincarnated into this form by Tiamat as a reward for a lifetime of service. A few were likewise transformed by Bahamut, to serve the interests of Siberys. However, there are less than 200 of these scions in total, and the few who travel beyond the secretive Dragon territories tend to be mistaken for half-dragon abominations of Tiamat.

No dragonborn has ever had a Mark, and those few who did in their past life no longer have one. The meaning of this and its ramifications on the Draconic Prophecy are unknown, even to the dragons. Only time will tell how Eberron's future shall be shaped by this scarce race.

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