Dragonhawk Rider

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[e][h] Dragonhawk Rider
Unit Information
Build Time:
28
D
Cost:
200 30 3
Defence:
575 (725) 1 (7)
HP Regeneration:
0.25 (always)
Mana:
300
Initial Mana:
150
Mana Regeneration:
0.75
Level:
Race:
Sight Range:
1600 / 900
Acquisition Range:
600
Selection Priorty:
4
Formation Rank:
2
Movement
Speed:
350
Turn Rate:
0.4
Move Type:
fly
Collision Size:
8
Icon
Combat
Damage:
18 - 20 (21 - 29)
Range:
300
Weapon Type:
missile
1.75
Targets:
  • ground
  • structure
  • debris
  • air
  • item
  • ward

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.

Spells & Abilities[edit]

Aerial Shackles
Cast Type : Channel  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target  Damage Type:  Magic
Magically binds a target enemy air unit, so that it cannot move or attack and takes 30 damage per second.
Cast Requirements : 75 30 s  Range:  550
Targets Allowed : Air, Enemy, Organic
Duration : 40 (10) s
Damage : 30 per second

Notes

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

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. The spell can be interrupted.

Cloud
Cast Type : Channel  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Area Target
Creates a small cloud that stops buildings with ranged attacks that are within it from attacking.
Cast Requirements : 100 20 s  Range:  1000
Targets Allowed : Structure
Area of Effect : 300
Hotkey : C
Upgrade: Cloud
Cost : 50 100  Research Time:  35
Researched at : Gryphon Aviary
 Hotkey : C
Requirements : Arcane VaultCastle

Notes

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

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. The spell can be interrupted.

Upgrades[edit]

Animal War Training
Increases the maximum hit points of Knights, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders by 150.
Researched at : Barracks (Human)
 Hotkey : A
Cost : 125 175  Research Time:  45
Requires : Lumber Mill, Castle, Blacksmith
Hit Point Bonus : 150

Blacksmith[edit]

Iron Forged Swords
Increases the attack damage of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Dragonhawk Riders, Gryphon Riders and Knights.
Researched at : Blacksmith
 Hotkey : S
Cost : 100 50  Research Time:  60
Damage Dice Bonus : 1
Steel Forged Swords
Cost : 175 175  Research Time:  75
Requires : Keep
Damage Dice Bonus : 2
 
Mithril Forged Swords
Cost : 250 300  Research Time:  90
Requires : Castle
Damage Dice Bonus : 3
 
Studded Leather Armor
Increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders and Gryphon Riders.
Researched at : Blacksmith
 Hotkey : A
Cost : 100 100  Research Time:  60
Armor Bonus : 2
Reinforced Leather Armor
Cost : 150 175  Research Time:  75
Requires : Keep
Armor Bonus : 4
 
Dragonhide Armor
Cost : 200 250  Research Time:  90
Requires : Castle
Armor Bonus : 6
 

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes
1.15 Nerf Dragonhawk Rider damage reduced to 1d3 + 17 from 1d3 + 18.
1.12 Buff Animal War Training upgrade cost has been reduced from 150/250 to 125/175.
Buff Aerial Shackles damage has been increased from 20 points per second to 30 per second.
Buff The gold cost for a Dragonhawk Rider has been reduced from 235/40 to 200/30.
1.10 Buff Dragonhawk Riders are now correctly a level 3 unit instead of a level 5 unit. This only impacts the experience gained when they are killed.
Buff Dragonhawk Rider build time reduced to 30 from 45.
Buff Gryphon Aviaries now require a Keep instead of a Castle. However, both the Cloud upgrade and Gryphon Riders require a Castle to access.

References[edit]

http://classic.battle.net/war3/human/units/dragonhawk.shtml