Originally Posted by Hyudra
I very much agree. I did like it because I figured it was very flavorful and it expanded your options, but I had similar reservations. Just putting it out there for brainstorming, discussion and potentially to serve as the seed for another ability.
Remember, unlike other monsters who got the 'eat magic item to gain its powers', the Silver Dragon is very much capable of picking up and using the majority of magic items. The hoard would just be an option.
True, but also remember that the dragon has to divide its resources between what is can use in human form and what it can use in dragon form.