When used, the Dragon Torso Stone transforms the player's body into that of a dragon-like creature. The transformation is permanent until the player dies, cannot be performed while wearing armor, and does not improve the player's defenses in any way. While transformed, the Stone can be re-activated at any time to cause the player to roar, at the cost of 100 stamina, with the following effects:
- Emits a Force-like shockwave centered on the player, inflicting knockback to nearby enemies and reflecting projectiles. Its range, but not magnitude, will increase depending on the player's Path of the Dragon covenant rank—2.5 meters at +0, 3 meters at +1, 3.5 meters at +2, and 4 meters at +3.
- Increases the player's Attack Rating for 5 seconds by a factor dependent on their Path of the Dragon covenant rank—20% at +0, 22% at +1, 25% at +2, and 30% at +3. This effect cannot be prolonged using the Lingering Dragoncrest Ring.
While active, the player's Unarmed Attack Rating is multiplied by 20, and the corresponding moveset is altered as detailed below:
|Downward swipe. 1x Attack Correction, 30 stamina usage.|
|Horizontal swipe. Some starting lag. 1.25x Attack Correction, 80 stamina usage.|
|Jump Attack||Player leaps forward and punches with both arms. 1.45x Attack Correction, 75 stamina usage.|
|Running Attack||Downward swipe. Some ending lag. 1.15x Attack Correction, 40 stamina usage.|
|Rolling Attack||Headbutt. 1x Attack Correction, 30 stamina usage.|
|Kick||Standard kick. 0x Attack Correction, 10 stamina usage.|
|Downward swipe. 1x Attack Correction, 20 stamina usage.|
|Parry. 0x Attack Correction, 15 stamina usage.|
- Once obtained, the player is not required to continue being a member of the Path of the Dragon covenant to use this item.
- The plunging attack also differs from the norm when in dragon form, having both claws facing downward.