While under the effects of the Dragonclaw spell, the caster's hands will grow hard and scaly, much like the skin of a dragon. This added toughness is manifested by a +10 increase to the caster's Unarmed Attack Factor (UAF).
The caster will also be able to hit magical creatures without special equipment, and if a random flare should occur, the attack will bypass all of the target's magical defense, reducing their Unarmed Defense Factor (UDF). These effects apply to all unarmed attacks (jab, punch, kick, and grapple).
This is unachievable for monks though as they have a max of 101 ranks with training and 151 ranks with full enhancives.
If a target has an active defensive spell then there is approximately a 1 in 6 chance for Dragonclaw to flare when the target is struck by an unarmed attack.
This flare, indicated by the messaging, As you strike, a deep golden light surrounds your hands!, will reduce the targets Unarmed defense factor by an amount equal to the target's defensive spell bonuses. The UDF reduction will only occur when there is flare messaging.
Transformation Lore Bonus Table
|Lore Ranks||UAF Bonus||Lore Ranks||UAF Bonus|
In the first attack (no flare) the target has its normal UDF of 68.
In the next attack, the flare effect reduces the target's UDF by an amount equal to the DS bonus it receives from the Spirit Shield (202) spell. The Spirit Warding II (107) spell does not affect the outcome of the attack since it doesn't add to the target's DS bonus. If the target only had spell 107, then the flare would not activate.
- Minor Mental Spell Circle: Dragonclaw, on Play.net