DotA2 Dragon Knight Skill Build Guide

Dota2 Dragon KnightDotA2 Dragon Knight (Knight Davion): After years on the trail of a legendary Eldwurm, the skilled dragon-slayer 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, the young knight 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 the knight might honor him with death in combat. The knight agreed, and found himself rewarded beyond expectation for his act of mercy: As he sank his blade in Slyrak’s breast, the dragon sank a claw into his throat. As their blood mingled, Slyrak sent his power out along the Blood Route, offering 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 knight, waking when he calls it; or perhaps it is the Dragon that calls the Knight…

Dragon Knight Overview

Faction: The Radiant
Primary Attribute: Strength
Attack Type: Melee
Role(s): Carry, Durable, Disabler, Pusher

Dragon Knight Stats

STR: 89 at 25 (19 + 2.8/level)
AGI: 74 at 25 (19 + 2.2/level)
INT: 57.5 at 25 (15 + 1.7/level)
Health: 2164 at 25
Mana: 975 at 25
Damage: 46 – 52
Range: 128
Armor: 3.66
Movement: 290

Dragon Knight Skills

Breathe FireBreathe Fire (Active)
Targetting Method: Point | Allowed Targets: Enemy Units
Unleashes a breath of fire on enemy units in a line in front of Dragon Knight.
Range: 500
Radius: 150 (Starting radius) / 500 (Distance) / 250 (Final radius)
Damage: 90 / 170 / 240 / 300
Reduces base damage by: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% for 8 seconds
Mana Cost: 100 / 110 / 120 / 130
Cooldown Time: 12

Notes

  • Affects mechanical units.
  • The complete AoE is shaped like a cone.
  • Hits units up to 900 range away.
Dragon TailDragon Tail (Active)
Targetting Method: Unit | Allowed Targets: Enemy Units
Dragon Knight smites an enemy unit in melee range with his shield, stunning it while dealing minor damage. When in Elder Dragon Form, the cast range increases to 400.
Range: 150 (400 while in Elder Dragon Form)
Stun Duration: 2.5 / 2.75 / 3 / 3.25
Damage: 25 / 50 / 75 / 100
Mana Cost: 100
Cooldown Time: 12 / 11 / 10 / 9

Notes

  • n/a
Dragon BloodDragon Blood (Passive)
Targetting Method: None | Allowed Targets: Self
The life blood of the Dragon improves health regeneration and strengthens armor.
Health Regen: 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Bonus Armor: 3 / 6 / 9 / 12

Notes

  • n/a
Elder Dragon FormElder Dragon Form (Active)
Targetting Method: Instant | Allowed Targets: Self
Dragon Knight takes the form of one of three powerful elder dragons, increasing his damage, speed, and Dragon Tail’s range, while granting him new powers.
LEVEL 1: Green Dragon – Corrosive Breath: attacks deal 20 poison damage over 5 seconds. Works on structures.
LEVEL 2: Red Dragon – Splash Attack: attacks damage all enemy units in a 250 radius, with Corrosive Breath added to the primary target.
LEVEL 3: Blue Dragon – Frost Breath: slows movement speed by 30%, and attack speed by 20, of enemy units in Splash Attack range for 3 seconds, with Corrosive Breath added to the primary target.
Duration: 60
Bonus Speed: 25
Bonus Attack Range: 372
Mana Cost: 50 Cooldown Time: 115

Notes

  • Elder Dragon Form increases the range of Dragon Tail.
  • Dragon Knight has 315 base movement speed, 500 attack range, 1.7 Base Attack Time and 0.5/0.4 attack animation while in Dragon Form. The projectile has a 900 missile speed.
  • Level 1 Elder Dragon is a Green Dragon that has the following ability:
  • Corrosive Breath: Deals 20 non-lethal damage per second for 5 seconds. Works on structures. Fully stacks with Unique Attack Modifier. Damage type: Magical.
  • Level 2 Elder Dragon is a Red Dragon that has the following abilities:
  • Corrosive Breath: Deals 20 non-lethal damage per second for 5 seconds. Works on structures. Fully stacks with Unique Attack Modifier. Damage type: Magical.
  • Splash Attack: Deals 100% damage in a 150 AoE, 75% damage in a 225 AoE and 50% damage in a 300 AoE around the attacked target. Corrosive Breath is applied to the main target only. Splash does not damage buildings.
  • Level 3 Elder Dragon is a Blue Dragon that has the following abilities:
  • Frost Breath: Slows units for 30% movement speed and 20 attack speed. Lasts for 3 seconds. Affects all enemy units inside Splash Attack’s AoE. Does not affect buildings. Fully stacks with Unique Attack Modifier.
  • Splash Attack: Deals 100% damage in a 100 AoE, 75% damage in a 200 AoE and 50% damage in a 250 AoE around the attacked target. Splash does not damage buildings.
  • When an attack misses, units around the attacked target still take splash damage. Frost Breath slow however is not applied when the attack misses.
  • In Elder Dragon Form, Dragon Knight is treated as a ranged hero with regard to certain items. However, his chances of activating Skull Basher’s effect in Elder Dragon Form are smaller than what the tooltip states for ranged users (the odds are closer to 7.5 percent).

Dragon Knight Skill Build Guide

  1. Dragon Tail (1)
  2. Dragon Blood (1)
  3. Breathe Fire (1)
  4. Breathe Fire (2)
  5. Breathe Fire (3)
  6. Elder Dragon Form (1)
  7. Breathe Fire (MAX)
  8. Dragon Blood (2)
  9. Dragon Blood (3)
  10. Dragon Blood (MAX)
  11. Elder Dragon Form (2)
  12. Dragon Tail (2)
  13. Dragon Tail (3)
  14. Dragon Tail (MAX)
  15. Stats (1)
  16. Elder Dragon Form (MAX)
  17. Stats (MAX)

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