Dragon Rider: Upgrade Cost, Max Levels and Upgrade Time

Clash of Clans: Dragon Rider Upgrade Cost and Upgrade Time

Well, well, well, looks like we’ve got ourselves a Dragon Rider, folks! This air troop is one tough cookie, unlocked only at Town Hall 13 in Clash of Clans.

And let me tell you, this ain’t Dragon or Electro Dragon we’re talking about here. Nope, this bad boy likes to target the enemy’s defense buildings, unlike those other Dragons who just go for the closest enemy building.

When this majestic beast finally bites the dust, it deals significant death damage to all those around it. Talk about a bang for your buck!

When Dragon Rider hits the max level, it turns into an absolute beast. With 400 damage per second and a beefy hitpoints pool of 4700, the Dragon Rider can turn the tide of battle in your favor.

It can attack both air and ground targets like it’s nobody’s business! But hold on to your hats, because there’s a catch: the Dragon Rider won’t target enemy Clan Castle troops until all of the defenses are destroyed.

Oh, and did I mention this unit takes up housing space of 25 in your Army Camps? That’s a lot of space, my friends.

But hey, at least the Dragon Rider’s got some pep in his step with a movement speed of 20, making him a few points faster than those other Dragons.

Dragon Rider Max Levels

Dragon Rider has a total of 4 levels. Here is the list of max levels of Dragon Rider:

  • Max level of Dragon Rider at Town Hall 13 is level 2.
  • Max level of Dragon Rider at Town Hall 14 is level 3.
  • Max level of Dragon Rider at Town Hall 16 is level 4.

Dragon Rider gets no level upgrade at Town Hall 15.

Dragon Rider Upgrade Cost & Upgrade Time

LevelUpgrade Cost (Elixirs)Upgrade TimeTown Hall
29,600,0009 days13
316,500,00014 days14
421,500,00016 days16
Dragon Rider Upgrade Cost and Upgrade Time

How to effectively use Dragon Rider

Listen up, Clashers, because I’ve got some hot tips for you when it comes to deploying those Dragon Riders. Now, Dragon Riders may be tough as nails, but they’re not invincible.

That’s right, just like any other air troop, Dragon Riders are vulnerable to Air Defenses. So, before you send them in, make sure to take care of as many of those Air Defenses as possible.

You don’t want your Dragon Riders getting shot out of the sky like clay pigeons, do you?

One effective trick to take out those Air Defenses is to use a Queen Charge attack. This attack strategy takes out key defense buildings along with a couple of Air Defenses, making it easier for your Dragon Riders to swoop in and do some real damage.

And if you really want to give your Dragon Riders some extra protection, why not pair them up with the Grand Warden?

This guy’s ability is nothing to sneeze at, and he’ll help your Dragon Riders stay safe while they do their job of taking out enemy defenses.

But wait, there’s more! Another popular tactic that players use is to pair Dragon Riders with Lava Hounds.

These beefy air troops can distract the Air Defenses with their massive health, giving your Dragon Riders time to target all-important core defense buildings.

And don’t forget to bring along a few Balloons with your air-based attack strategies. Balloons can soak up damage from enemy traps, clearing the way for your other more important troops.

Dragon Riders are often paired with Dragons and Electro Dragons. This powerful army combination is especially effective when it comes to taking out certain base layouts.

But there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all attack strategy. Nope, every good attack is based on proper planning.

So make sure to do your homework and come up with a solid plan before you send in those Dragons, Electro Dragons, and of course, those trusty Dragon Riders.

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By Harris

Harris is a dedicated Clash of Clans player who has been playing the game for years. He shares his knowledge and experience through his blog, ClashDaddy, where he writes in-depth guides on various aspects of the game. Harris is passionate about helping other players to improve in Clash of Clans. When he's not playing or writing about the game, he enjoys spending time with his family.

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