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Silver Dragon Paralyzation is an innate ability available to Silver Dragons in the game saga. This innate ability is initiated via internal creature scripting during combat. The purpose of the spell is to apply a Stun effect to the target and any in the Area of Effect to the dragon's enemies.


The ability is uninterruptible and takes almost no time to deploy. The scripted targeting will fire over a selected single target, which is typically a enemy within the creature's sight detection range. The target and all creatures in the area of effect are subject to the effects. Rather than a cone of cold spreading forth from the dragon, this projectile will burst and spread in a limited impact hit animation of silvery colored magic.

When a dragon deploys this breath weapon, a blast explodes upon enemies within the AoE who are then subjected to a Stun effect. A quick reaction Saving throw vs Breath will apply, and a successful save will negate the Stun. Perhaps the target was able to dive aside, roll away from the burst, or raise a shield up to deflect some of the breath mist.


  • Any form of Stun protection and or Saving throw bonus items, buffs or protections will help against the powerful blast. No magic resistance or spell protections such as Globe of Invulnerability can stop the paralysis attack. Targets that are resistant or immune to Paralyze, such as an Undead Hunter or Inquisitor are still affected by this breath attack.
  • As this breath weapon blast ability has an area of effect, a Reflected Image or Mirror Image illusion won't interact with the spell and offers no protection/decoy capability.