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'''Dragons''' were forced by the [[Horde]] to attack the [[Alliance of Lordaeron]] during the [[Second War]], later, during the [[the Invasion of Draenor]] members of another dragonflight willingly joined the Horde.
 
'''Dragons''' were forced by the [[Horde]] to attack the [[Alliance of Lordaeron]] during the [[Second War]], later, during the [[the Invasion of Draenor]] members of another dragonflight willingly joined the Horde.
   
== Dragonflights ==
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==Dragonflights==
== Red Dragonflight ==
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== Tides of Darkness ==
[[File:Dragon.gif|left]]
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Although they are shown as generic green dragons in [[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness]] they were later explained to have been of the [[red dragonflight]]. Their queen [[Alexstrasza]] was captured by the [[Dragonmaw clan]] and her flight was forced to serve the Horde.<ref name=thedarkportal>http://classic.battle.net/war2/units/dragon.shtml</ref>
Although they are shown as green dragons in [[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness]] they are actually [[red dragon]]s of the [[red dragonflight]]. Their queen [[Alexstrasza]] was captured by the [[Dragonmaw clan]] and that's the reason they served the Horde.<ref name=thedarkportal>http://classic.battle.net/war2/units/dragon.shtml</ref>
 
 
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File:Dragon.gif
 
File:OrcDragon.gif|As seen in Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness in-game
 
File:OrcDragon.gif|As seen in Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness in-game
 
File:Dragon WC2 cinematic.jpg|As seen in Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness cinematic
 
File:Dragon WC2 cinematic.jpg|As seen in Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness cinematic
 
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== Black Dragonflight ==
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== Beyond the Dark Portal ==
In [[Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal]] most of the dragons shown were members of the [[black dragonflight]], led by [[Deathwing]]; though the green dragon sprite was still used.
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In [[Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal]] most of the dragons represented by the green sprite were later explained to have been members of the [[black dragonflight]], led by [[Deathwing]] who joined the Horde because of a debt, the Horde saved them from the [[human]]s at [[Blackrock Spire]].<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft II |expansion=[[Beyond the Dark Portal]] |campaign=[[The Burning of Azeroth]] |mission=[[Dragons of Blackrock Spire]] |zone= |npc= |quote= |quest= }}</ref>
   
Note: There are still some red dragons serving the Horde during this war.{{cite|W2BnetMan|86}}
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The Horde did however still posses a small number of red dragons; youngsters that had grown up as slaves to the orcs, developed a taste for human flesh, and roosted at Blackrcok Spire.{{cite|W2BnetMan|86}}<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft II |expansion=[[Beyond the Dark Portal]] |campaign=[[The Burning of Azeroth]] |mission=[[Dragons of Blackrock Spire]] |zone= |npc= |quote= |quest= }}</ref>
   
The [[black dragon]]s actually joined the Horde because of a debt, the Horde saved them from the [[human]]s at [[Blackrock Spire]].<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft II |expansion=[[Beyond the Dark Portal]] |campaign=[[The Burning of Azeroth]] |mission=[[Dragons of Blackrock Spire]] |zone= |npc= |quote= |quest= }}</ref>
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== Strategy ==
 
==Strategy==
 
 
By combining their incredible destructive powers with a keen intellect, the Dragons represent the single most powerful force within the Horde. The devastating flame that issues forth from the mouths of the older serpents can level any number of enemy troops, while their powerful wings allow them to tirelessly soar through the skies.<ref name=thedarkportal/>
 
By combining their incredible destructive powers with a keen intellect, the Dragons represent the single most powerful force within the Horde. The devastating flame that issues forth from the mouths of the older serpents can level any number of enemy troops, while their powerful wings allow them to tirelessly soar through the skies.<ref name=thedarkportal/>
   

Latest revision as of 12:20, June 20, 2010

This article is about Warcraft II dragons and their statistics. For dragon lore, see dragon.

Dragons were forced by the Horde to attack the Alliance of Lordaeron during the Second War, later, during the the Invasion of Draenor members of another dragonflight willingly joined the Horde.

DragonflightsEdit

Tides of Darkness Edit

Although they are shown as generic green dragons in Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness they were later explained to have been of the red dragonflight. Their queen Alexstrasza was captured by the Dragonmaw clan and her flight was forced to serve the Horde.[1]

Beyond the Dark Portal Edit

In Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal most of the dragons represented by the green sprite were later explained to have been members of the black dragonflight, led by Deathwing who joined the Horde because of a debt, the Horde saved them from the humans at Blackrock Spire.[2]

The Horde did however still posses a small number of red dragons; youngsters that had grown up as slaves to the orcs, developed a taste for human flesh, and roosted at Blackrcok Spire.W2BnetMan 86[3]

Strategy Edit

By combining their incredible destructive powers with a keen intellect, the Dragons represent the single most powerful force within the Horde. The devastating flame that issues forth from the mouths of the older serpents can level any number of enemy troops, while their powerful wings allow them to tirelessly soar through the skies.[1]

For the rest of the strategy see: [1].

StaticsEdit

Main article: Warcraft II units#Gryphon Rider/Dragon

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