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Dragon Knight

Popularity: #27

Leaderboard: #53

Ban Rank: #55

KDA Rank: #58

Transforms into a formidable ranged dragon

When he takes on his terrifying dragon form, Dragon Knight strikes fear into any who face him. Strong and adaptable, he can stun his enemies and burn all in front of him, often providing his allies the momentum they need to carry them to victory.

Attributes
dragon knight Image

462 +79.2/lvl

216 +20.4/lvl

Strength Image

21 +3.6/lvl

Agility Image

16 +2/lvl

Intelligence Image

18 +1.7/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

34 - 40 + 2/level (92 - 98 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

150

Attack

Armor:

0 + 0.3/level (8.7 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

315

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

On a tough lane put more points in Dragon Blood, otherwise put more points in your active spells.

Try to use Breathe Fire or Dragon Tail in order to secure ranged creeps during the laning stage.

Dragon Knight is great at taking buildings down early due to Corrosive Breath from dragon form and ability to tank tower shots.

Once you get Blink Dagger, try to make use of it immediately before opponent see it in your inventory.

Make sure you have allies nearby when you initiate. Dragon Knight doesn't do much burst damage.

Avoid fighting while Dragon Form is on cooldown. Push out lanes or play defensively.

Break effects and healing reductions are a big problem for Dragon Knight. Itemize against those.

Counter Strategy

Someone should buy Spirit Vessel against Dragon Knight to deal high damage and offset his regeneration.

Pressure Dragon Knight early on before he gets 2 or more points in Dragon Blood.

Elder Dragon Form is really good at destroying towers. Organize defense quickly.

Be aware of Dragon Knight's Blink Dagger or Shadow Blade timing.

Linken's Sphere, status resistance and Lotus Orb are good against Dragon Tail.

Break effects remove Dragon Blood - a spell that makes Dragon Knight tanky.

Stats

Win Rate 50.1%
Pick Rate 12.5%

Facets

dragon_fire icon

Fire Dragon

Win Rate: 45.6%

Pick Rate: 21.6%

Dragon Knight has Splash Damage on his attacks that get stronger when in Elder Dragon Form.

Wyrm's Wrath

Attacks splash in a small radius while in Elder Dragon Form and cleave while in Human Form.

Elder Dragon Form

Cleave is transformed into Splash damage, adding the bonus damage percentage while in Elder Dragon Form.

SPLASH DAMAGE EFFECT BONUS:

20%/30%/40%/50%

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Corrosive Dragon

Win Rate: 51.7%

Pick Rate: 55.1%

Dragon Knight has Corrosive Powers on his attacks that get stronger when in Elder Dragon Form.

Wyrm's Wrath

Attacks are filled with poison that affects enemy units and structures, reducing armor and dealing damage over time. The effect splashes while in Elder Dragon Form.

Elder Dragon Form

Damage and Armor Reduction from Corrosive Breath is increased while in Elder Dragon Form.

CORROSIVE BREATH EFFECT BONUS:

20%/30%/40%/50%

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Frost Dragon

Win Rate: 50.5%

Pick Rate: 23.3%

Dragon Knight has Slow and Healing Reduction Effects on his attacks that get stronger when in Elder Dragon Form.

Wyrm's Wrath

Attacks are filled with frost that affects enemy units, slowing movement speed, attack speed, and reducing healing. The effect splashes while in Elder Dragon Form.

Elder Dragon Form

Attack speed, movement speed and healing reduction from Frost Breath is increased while in Elder Dragon Form.

FROST BREATH EFFECT BONUS:

20%/30%/40%/50%

Abilities

Q

Breathe Fire

Unleashes a breath of fire in front of Dragon Knight that burns enemies and reduces the damage their attacks deal.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • start radius:150 / 150 / 150 / 150

  • end radius:250 / 250 / 250 / 250

  • range:750

  • AbilityCastRange:600

  • speed:1050

  • damage:80 / 160 / 240 / 320

  • reduction:-30

  • duration:11

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

30% Breathe Fire Damage Reduction

Talent tree branch

+85% Breathe Fire Damage/Cast Range in Dragon Form

Cool Down

14 / 13 / 12 / 11

Mana Cost

90 / 95 / 100 / 105

W

Dragon Tail

Dragon Knight smites an enemy unit in melee range with his shield, stunning it and dealing damage. When in Elder Dragon Form, the cast range increases to 450.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:strong

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • stun duration:1.8 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.4

  • damage:60 / 90 / 120 / 150

  • dragon cast range:450

  • projectile speed:1600

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

+0.4s Dragon Tail Stun

Talent tree branch

+400 AoE Dragon Tail During Elder Dragon Form

Cool Down

16 / 14 / 12 / 10

Mana Cost

70 / 80 / 90 / 100

Wyrm's Wrath

The life blood of the Dragon improves Dragon Knight's attacks. When in Dragon form, these attack effects are stronger.

  • PASSIVE:Breakable

  • corrosive breath damage:5 / 10 / 15 / 20

  • corrosive breath duration:3

  • corrosive breath armor reduction:1 / 2 / 3 / 4

  • cleave starting width:150

  • cleave ending width:260

  • cleave distance:450

  • cleave damage:25 / 35 / 45 / 55

  • frost bonus movement speed:-14 / -21 / -28 / -35

  • frost bonus attack speed:-14 / -21 / -28 / -35

  • frost duration:3 / 3 / 3 / 3

  • frost healing reduction:14 / 21 / 28 / 35

R

Elder Dragon Form

Dragon Knight takes the form of one of three powerful elder dragons. Increases movement speed and attack damage, with Wyrm's Wrath on-hit effects applying to all enemies near the target. Increases Dragon Tail range. Increases health regeneration and armor bonuses from Dragon Blood.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • duration:60

  • bonus movement speed:30 / 35 / 40 / 45

  • bonus attack range:350 / 350 / 350 / 350

  • bonus attack damage:20 / 60 / 100 / 140

  • model scale:10 / 15 / 20

  • ranged splash radius:350

  • frost breath effect bonus:0 / 0 / 0 / 0

  • corrosive breath effect bonus:0 / 0 / 0 / 0

  • fire breath effect bonus:0 / 0 / 0 / 0

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

Increases the level of Dragon Form by adding a Level 4 Black Dragon, that increases damage, and effectiveness of the Wyrm's Wrath attacks.

  • model scale:10

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

Grants Elder Dragon Form the Fireball ability.

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +150 Elder Dragon Form Attack Range

    Cool Down

    100

    Mana Cost

    50 / 50 / 50

    Fireball

    Ignites an area, dealing damage over time that lingers on enemies in it. Has reduced cast range when melee.

    • AFFECTS:area

    • PASSIVE:No

    • radius:350

    • damage:75

    • duration:8

    • burn interval:0.5

    • linger duration:2

    • dragon form cast range:1400

    • melee cast range:600

    Cool Down

    20

    Mana Cost

    80

    Talents

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +15 Damage

    30% Breathe Fire Damage Reduction

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +0.4s Dragon Tail Stun

    +300 Health

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +150 Elder Dragon Form Attack Range

    +85% Breathe Fire Damage/Cast Range in Dragon Form

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +12 Dragon Blood HP Regen/Armor

    +400 AoE Dragon Tail During Elder Dragon Form

    Lore

    After years on the trail of a legendary Eldwurm, the Knight Davion found himself facing a disappointing foe: the dreaded Slyrak had grown ancient and frail, its wings tattered, its few remaining scales stricken with scale-rot, its fangs ground to nubs, and its fire-gouts no more threatening than a pack of wet matchsticks. Seeing no honor to be gained in dragon-murder, Knight Davion prepared to turn away and leave his old foe to die in peace. But a voice crept into his thoughts, and Slyrak gave a whispered plea that Davion might honor him with death in combat. Davion agreed, and found himself rewarded beyond expectation for his act of mercy: As he sank his blade in Slyrak's breast, the dragon pierced Davion's throat with a talon. As their blood mingled, Slyrak sent his power out along the Blood Route, sending all its strength and centuries of wisdom to the knight. The dragon's death sealed their bond and Dragon Knight was born. The ancient power slumbers in the Dragon Knight Davion, waking when he calls it. Or perhaps it is the Dragon that calls the Knight...