Dragon Scales (5e Equipment)

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Armor (Scale Mail), artifact (requires attunement)

A set of scale mail made from the scales of ancient red and gold dragons. It was forged by a forgotten king to defend against dragons. It is part of the Dragon Armaments with the Dragon Mantle, the Dragon Claws, the Dragon Boots, the Dragon Helm, and the Dragon Fang.

The Dragon Scales grant +2 Ac to its wearer, as well as the following:
Amulet of Health While wearing the Dragon Scales, your Constitution is raised to 19. If you already have 19 or greater Constitution, then this ability has no effect.
Ring of Regeneration While wearing the Dragon Scales, you regain 1d6 hit points every 10 minutes as long as hyou have at least 1 hit point. If you lose a body part, it regrows in 1d6+1 days.
Armor of Invulnerability While wearing the Dragon Scales, you have resistance to nonmagical damage. You may use your action to make yourself immune to nonmagical damage for 10 minutes unless you remove the armor. Once this ability is used, it cannot be used again until the next dawn.
Dragon Armament While attuned to the Dragon Scales, the attuned creature may be attuned to the entire Dragon Armaments. They cannot be attuned to anything else and if they attuned to a non-Dragon Armament item while attuned to the entire Dragon Armaments, they are no longer attuned to the Dragon Armaments. If a creature is attuned to the entire Dragon Armaments, they may take an action to transform into an Ancient Dragon of their choice. The transformation takes one round. They keep their Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma, but all other stats, as well as their traits and features that a dragon is unable to use are replaced by the normal dragon stats, traits, features, etc. When transforming, anything they are carrying may be either absorbed into or carried by their new form. While a dragon, they do not have any of the effects from the Dragon Armaments, aside from this ability, as well as the Dragon Scales' Armor of Invulnerability ability, the Dragon Claws' Spellguard Shield ability, and the Dragon Fang's Luck Blade ability (charges carry over). While in dragon form, they may take an action to revert back to their normal form, once they do so, they cannot use this ability again until they complete a long rest.
Random Properties. The Dragon Scales has the following random properties:

  • 1 major beneficial property
  • 1 major detrimental property



Destroying the Dragon Scales. Destroying the Dragon Scales requires a creature attuned to the entire Dragon Armaments to willingly be defeated by a dragon. If done, the Dragon Armaments will collapse into a pile of dragon leather, scales, bones, claws, and fangs.


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