Mindshape Warwing Drake

Like the dragonborn beastmasters of old, you instantly tame a warwing drake with a violent burst of psychic energy.

Component Cost: 100 gp
Market Price: 250 gp
Key Skill: Arcana or Nature
Level: 5
Category: Creation
Time: 1 Hour
Duration: Permanent

To perform this ritual, you require a single warwing drake bound inside a magic circle drawn to bind a natural creature. When you successfully perform this ritual, the warwing drake is tamed as determined by your Arcana or Nature check result.

Check ResultEffect on Warwing Drake
7 or lower-4 Int; attacks all other creatures.
8–13-2 Int; still wild.
14–19-1 Int; tame and trained.
20–25Tame and trained.
26 or higherTame and trained; can speak


A tame and trained warwing drake is ready to accept a rider and riding gear, and it understands commands. It is loyal to the ritual caster or someone the ritual caster designates. Such a drake can be trained to accept other potential riders and masters. If the ritual grants the drake the ability to speak, the drake speaks in a broken form of a language the ritual caster selects. If use of this ritual reduces a warwing drake to 0 Intelligence, the drake dies.

Published in Dungeon Magazine 165, page(s) 77.