It is very common to see dragons breathing fire in various works such as Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Hobbit and the House of the Dragon to come. I've created several posts here about fire dragons, but recently I got curious about ice dragons and even made a post about them. My current curiosity is about how powerful the ice dragon's freezing breath would be.
The breath of the ice dragon is based on liquid nitrogen and water. The dragon releases both separately from two openings in the mouth, but the shot is transverse, so when the substances touch, it generates ice (which can be shaped like icicles, balls, freezing water flow, spray, etc.) . Based on this, what would be the strength of an ice dragon's breath?
- By strength/power/potency I mean what the breath would be capable of. Ex: if the freezing would be fast or not, if the freezing would be able to make something fragile (such as wood, metal and stone) or just to cover it with ice, etc.
- As for how the dragon survives even with a liquid with cryogenic temperature inside itself, let's ignore it. If I'm not mistaken, in English the term is "handwave". The same applies to the liquefaction of nitrogen.
- Link to the post I mentioned about ice dragon breath: Ice Dragon Breath