“The might of the dragons are known throughout the land. This scaly terror of the skies feels no mercy and nothing will escape the fiery splashes of his breath.“
Clash of Clans Dragon Summary
- The Dragon is the ninth troop unlocked in the Barracks.
- The Dragon is a fearsome flying unit and is capable of attacking both ground and air units. Unlike the Balloon, the Dragon is both ranged and deals splash damage, like the Wizard.
- Also unlike the Balloon the Dragon does not target a specific Building to attack; he targets whatever is nearest.
- A Dragon does short-range splash damage when he attacks. This can only be noticed when used against Clan Castle Troops and Walls.
- The purple Dragon icon shown in the Barracks is actually a level 2 Dragon. The Dragon changes from green to purple after upgrading, matching its image in the Barracks.
- Dragons have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building to them. However, once they become aware of enemy Clan Castle troops, Heroes or Skeleton Trap skeletons (either by being attacked themselves or being near another friendly troop under attack), they will leave their previously targeted building and engage the enemy troops instead. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, they will proceed to attack the nearest building from their current location.
Clash of Clans Dragon Best Use
- Most Dragon strategies involve taking out as many Air Defenses as possible with other units (infantry, Giants, etc.) or Lightning Spells, as it is a significant weakness to this powerful unit.
- A powerful, but costly, strategy for Town Hall 7 and Town Hall 8 players (especially for Clan Wars) uses a combination of Dragons and Balloons. Dragons can tank the Air Defenses and Wizard Towers while Balloons target the Defensive Buildings. Which spells to bring ultimately depend on the layout of the defending base – an attacker should have a plan to destroy every Air Defense, whether that involves extra Balloons, Lightning Spells or Rage Spells.
- Dragons are mostly used to get Trophies as their high cost doesn’t make them great candidates for resource raiding.
- When using mass Dragon raids one should be careful of Buildings in the corners because their relatively slow movement speed does not make it great for moving around from corner to corner. To prevent this, attackers should bring some Barbarians or Minions or save their Barbarian King to take out lone buildings in the corners; it might mean the difference between a 99% 2-star and a 100% 3-star raid.
Clash of Clans Dragon Weakness
- Takes a long time to train.
- Dragons in Clan Castle are easy to pull off to the corner and destroyed by circling archers around it.
Clash of Clans Dragon Upgrade Differences
- Level 1 Dragons have green-colored skin and black eyes.
- At level 2, the Dragon’s skin turns from green to purple, matching his image in the Barracks. His eyes also turn the color of elixir.
- At level 3, the Dragon’s skin changes again to dark grayish-brown.
- At level 4, the Dragon’s skin turns a deep red; as part of the update announcement, Supercell referred to it as the new “ancient red dragon.” His eyes also start flaming.
- At level 5, the Dragon obtains golden horns near the back of its head and spikes on its back. Its wings also gets larger.
Clash of Clans Dragon Statistics
|Preferred Target||Attack Type||Housing Space||Training Time||Movement Speed||Attack Speed||Barracks Level Required||Range|
|None||Area Splash 0.3 Tile Radius (Ground & Air)||20||30m||16||1.5s||9||3 tiles|
|Level||Damage per Second||Damage per Attack||Hitpoints||Training Cost||Research Cost||Laboratory Level Required||Research Time|