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Dragonhawk Rider
BTNDragonHawk
Dragonhawk
RaceHuman (Blood elf)
Base unitDragon Hawk
FactionHuman Alliance
Statistics
Hit points 575 (725*)
Hit point regeneration 0.25
Hit point regen. rate Always HP/sec.
Mana 300
Mana regen. rate 0.75 Mana/sec.
Unit Classified As:Air
Level 3
Gold200 WC3gold
Food3 WC3food
Produced at Gryphon Aviary
Build time 28 sec.
RequiresArcane Vault
Gold Bounty Awarded 32-46BTNPillage
Transport slotsCan't enter to transports.
Attacking priority 4
Sleeps False
Hotkey D
Combat
Normal attack:19 avg (25 avg*)
Can attack:Ground, Structure, Debris, Air, Item, Ward
Range300
Attack typePierce
Cooldown1.75 sec.
Weapon typeMissile
Armor TypeFlesh
Defense TypeLight (Small)
Armor1 (7*)
Day Sight1600
Night Sight900
Movement SpeedFast (350)
Sound
Sound SetBloodElfDragonHawk

Swift flying unit mounted by an Elven warrior. The fierce warriors of the Dragonhawk battalions are often the first into combat, picking apart the enemy ranks and surrounding enemy towers with dense fog so that reinforcements can strike unhindered by enemy defenses. Attacks land and air units.

Information Edit

This flying unit is useful against towers using the Cloud ability.

Spells and Abilities Edit

Cloud Edit

BTNCloudOfFog
Creates a small cloud that stops buildings with ranged attacks that are within it from attacking.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
50 WC3gold 100 WC3lumber Gryphon Aviary Arcane Vault, Castle 35 sec.
Duration Cooldown Mana Cost Range Area of Effect Allowed Targets Effect
30 sec. 20 sec. 100 100 30 Buildings Stops buildings from firing

Do not move the Dragonhawk Rider while it is casting Cloud or it will stop casting Cloud.

Cloud Counters

This spell must be maintained by having the Dragonhawk Rider stay still while the spell is cast to get the full effect. Force the Dragonhawk Rider to run which will cancel Cloud.

You can interrupt this spell with spells such as:

Humans: Sorceress - Polymorph (uncastable on heroes)
Humans: Dragonhawk Rider - Aerial Shackles (uncastable on ground units)
Humans: Mountain King - Storm Bolt
Humans: Mountain King - Bash (uncastable on air units)
Orcs: Raider - Ensnare
Orcs: Tauren Chieftain - War Stomp (uncastable on air units)
Orcs: Witch Doctor - Stasis Trap (uncastable on air units)
Orcs: Shadow Hunter - Hex
Night Elves: Druid of the Talon - Cyclone (uncastable on air units)
Night Elves: Keeper of the Grove - Entangling Roots (uncastable on air units)
Undead: Crypt Fiend - Web (uncastable on ground units)
Undead: Dread Lord - Sleep
Undead: Dread Lord - Inferno (uncastable on air units)
Undead: Crypt Lord - Impale (uncastable on air units)
Neutral: Dark Ranger - Silence
Neutral: Dark Ranger - Charm (uncastable on heroes)
Neutral: Goblin Tinker - Cluster Rockets
Neutral: Pit Lord - Doom (uncastable on heroes)
Neutral: Fire Lord - Soul Burn
Neutral: Fire Lord - Volcano

Aerial Shackles Edit

BTNMagicLariet
Magically binds a target enemy air unit, so that it cannot move or attack and takes 30 damage per second.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements
None Always Available None
Duration Cooldown Mana Cost Range Area of Effect Allowed Targets Effect
40 sec. 30 sec. 75 55 Unit Air, Enemy 30 damage/sec., unit disabled

Do not move the Dragonhawk Rider while it is casting Aerial Shackles or it will stop casting Aerial Shackles.

Aerial Shackles Counters

This spell must be maintained by having the Dragonhawk Rider stay still while the spell is cast to get the full effect. Force the Dragonhawk Rider to run which will cancel Aerial Shackles.

You can interrupt this spell with spells such as:

Humans: Sorceress - Polymorph (uncastable on heroes)
Humans: Dragonhawk Rider - Aerial Shackles (uncastable on ground units)
Humans: Mountain King - Storm Bolt
Humans: Mountain King - Bash (uncastable on air units)
Orcs: Raider - Ensnare
Orcs: Tauren Chieftain - War Stomp (uncastable on air units)
Orcs: Witch Doctor - Stasis Trap (uncastable on air units)
Orcs: Shadow Hunter - Hex
Night Elves: Druid of the Talon - Cyclone (uncastable on air units)
Night Elves: Keeper of the Grove - Entangling Roots (uncastable on air units)
Undead: Crypt Fiend - Web (uncastable on ground units)
Undead: Dread Lord - Sleep
Undead: Dread Lord - Inferno (uncastable on air units)
Undead: Crypt Lord - Impale (uncastable on air units)
Neutral: Dark Ranger - Silence
Neutral: Dark Ranger - Charm (uncastable on heroes)
Neutral: Goblin Tinker - Cluster Rockets
Neutral: Pit Lord - Doom (uncastable on heroes)
Neutral: Fire Lord - Soul Burn
Neutral: Fire Lord - Volcano

Upgrades Edit

BTNAnimalWarTraining
Animal War Training
Increases the maximum hit points of Knights, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders by 150.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
100 WC3gold 75 WC3lumber Barracks None 60 sec.
BTNSteelMelee
Iron Forged Swords
Increases the attack damage of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Dragonhawk Riders, Gryphon Riders, and Knights.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
100 WC3gold 50 WC3lumber Blacksmith None 60 sec.
BTNThoriumMelee
Steel Forged Swords
Further increases the attack damage of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Dragonhawk Riders, Gryphon Riders, and Knights.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
175 WC3gold 175 WC3lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
BTNArcaniteMelee
Mithril Forged Swords
Further increases the attack damage of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Dragonhawk Riders, Gryphon Riders, and Knights.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
250 WC3gold 300 WC3lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.
BTNLeatherUpgradeOne
Studded Leather Armor
Increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
100 WC3gold 100 WC3lumber Blacksmith None 60 sec.
BTNLeatherUpgradeTwo
Reinforced Leather Armor
Further increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 WC3gold 175 WC3lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
BTNLeatherUpgradeThree
Dragonhide Leather Armor
Further increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 WC3gold 250 WC3lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.

World Editor descriptionEdit

Swift flying unit, mounted by an Elven warrior. Has the Aerial Shackles ability, which allows it to immobilize and disarm enemy air units temporarily. Can learn Animal War Training, and the Cloud ability.

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