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This article is about the ability. For the attack unique to dragons, see Dragonfire.
Dragon Breath
Dragon Breath
Release date 20 November 2012 (Update)
Members? Yes
Skill Magic
Level 7
Type Basic
Adrenaline +10%
Equipment Any
Cooldown 10 seconds
Breathe a mighty cloud of fire in a frontal cone, hitting all targets for damage up to 188% of active spell damage, disabling protection prayers in PvP.
Dragon Breath
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Dragon Breath is a basic Magic ability. When activated the player hits all targets within a frontal cone for up to 188% of active spell damage. The damage is not affected by a target's use of a dragonfire protection.

Cleave is the Strength equivalent of Dragon Breath. However, Cleave hits for 125% weapon damage instead. Additionally, although it is the equivalent of Cleave, Dragon Breath only damages targets in the square directly behind the original target.

While wearing the Dragon Rider amulet, this ability's damage will be increased by 10% and it will have about a 5% chance to burn the opponent with a shortened version of Combust that does 10% of Dragon Breath's maximum damage three times.


  • Strangely, in PvP Dragonbreath can be used at a distance and generates adrenaline but does no damage. Against NPCs, Dragonbreath can only be used adjacent to the target. This was changed in March 2014.
  • Despite being a basic ability, Dragon Breath has one of the highest max hits. If boosted with Sunshine damage can become as high as using Asphyxiate, a threshold ability.
  • Dragon Breath's accuracy depends on where the player is. When directly infront of the target (as long as they're in the "middle" on the NPC's side), it will hit, but if even one tile off the hit will most likely miss.
  • Dragon Breath used to hit 300% active spell damage before a hidden update that severely weakened most abilities.

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