Breath is a temporary status effect which prevents your character from using any of a variety of oral attacks. It essentially functions as a cool-down timer, preventing you from abusing certain powerful abilities. This includes the following:
- Draconian breath attacks from being level 7+ draconian or having appropriate mutations;
- The Spit Poison attack from being a naga; and
- The Fire Breath attack from being in Dragon Form.
This condition occurs immediately after successfully using of any of these abilities. There is no way to cure it; it simply goes away after a few turns. A failed attempt to use one of these abilities does not cause the breath status effect.
While monsters are also subject to breath timers after using these abilities, be aware that they recover much faster than player characters.