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Clash of Clans Dragon

By April 30th, 2022No Comments


  • The Dragon is a fearsome flying unit capable of attacking both ground and air units. Similar to the Wizard, the Dragon’s attacks are ranged and deal splash damage.
  • A Dragon does short-range splash damage when he attacks. This can only be noticed when used against Clan Castle Troops and Walls or when attacking skeletons from the skeleton trap.
  • Dragons have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building. However, once they become aware of enemy Clan Castle troops, Heroes, or Skeleton Trap skeletons (either by being attacked themselves or by being near another friendly troop under attack), they will leave their previously targeted building and instead engage the enemy troops. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, the Dragons will proceed to attack the nearest structure.
Clash of Clans Dragon

Offensive Strategy

  • 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 good strategy involves a mix of Dragons and Balloons. Dragons can suck up fire from Air Defenses and Wizard Towers while Balloons go straight for the Defensive Buildings, though this is a very costly strategy.
  • Dragons are mostly used to get Trophies as their high cost doesn’t make them great candidates for resource raiding.

Defensive Strategy

  • Dragons are one of the most powerful Troops in the game, and as such it can be difficult to defend against them. Multiple high-level Air Defenses are critical for success against Dragons; make sure that your Air Defenses are behind your primary line of defense so that they cannot be taken out early in the battle.
  • Dragons are wonderful Clan Castle Troops. As a flying unit, the Dragon is completely immune to attacks from most ground troops, and its splash damage capability makes it especially suited for destroying groups of Barbarians and Goblins. Its high health also helps it survive attacks from even multiple Archers or Wizards (although a large group of either will usually be enough to destroy the Dragon).
Preferred TargetAttack TypeHousing SpaceTraining TimeSpeedAttack SpeedBarracks
Level Required
NoneArea Splash 0.3 Tile Radius (Ground and Air)2030m161.5s93 tiles
LevelDamage per SecondDamage per AttackHitpointsTraining Cost ElixirResearch Cost ElixirLaboratory
Level Required
Research Time
21602402,10030,0002,000,00057 days
31802702,30036,0003,000,000610 days
41902852,40042,0008,000,000812 days

Clash of Clans Troops

Tier 1Barbarian • Archer • Goblin
Tier 2Giant • Wall Breaker • Balloon • Wizard
Tier 3Healer • Dragon • P.E.K.K.A
Dark Elixir TroopsMinion • Hog Rider • Valkyrie • Golem • Golemite • Witch • Skeleton
HeroesBarbarian King • Archer Queen
SpellsLightning Spell • Healing Spell • Rage Spell • Jump Spell • Freeze Spell

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