The Dragon is undoubtedly one of the most used troops in Clash of Clans and for good reason. Unlocked at Town Hall 7, it’s often the first dream troop for many players.
Just one glance at this mighty beast is enough to get any Clash enthusiast’s heart racing with excitement. And, it’s not hard to see why the Dragon remains a popular choice even today.
The Dragon has a total of 9 levels, and with each level upgrade, its power and performance soar to new heights.
This mighty beast is not just an offensive powerhouse but an excellent defense troop as well, capable of dealing splash damage to enemy units that are bunched up together.
With a housing space of 20 and a slow speed of 16, the Dragon may not be the quickest of troops, but its sheer strength and durability more than make up for it.
Over the years, the Dragon has undergone numerous visual and attack changes, evolving into a more fearsome creature. Whether you’re launching an attack or defending your base against enemy attackers, the Dragon is a force to be reckoned with.
Dragon Max Levels
Dragon has a certain max level at every Town Hall. Here is the list of max level of Dragon based on Town Halls:
- Max level of Dragon at Town Hall 7 is level 2.
- Max level of Dragon at Town Hall 8 is level 3.
- Max level of Dragon at Town Hall 9 is level 4.
- Max level of Dragon at Town Hall 10 is level 5.
- Max level of Dragon at Town Hall 11 is level 6.
- Max level of Dragon at Town Hall 12 is level 7.
- Max level of Dragon at Town Hall 13 is level 8.
- Max level of Dragon at Town Hall 14 is level 9.
- Max level of Dragon at Town Hall 15 is level 10.
Dragon Upgrade Cost & Upgrade Time
|Level||Upgrade Cost (Elixirs)||Upgrade Time||Town Hall|
|3||2,000,000||1 day, 12 hours||8|
|5||3,800,000||5 days, 6 hours||10|
|6||4,900,000||5 days, 12 hours||11|
|8||8,800,000||9 days, 12 hours||13|
At Town Hall 12, once you upgrade your Dragon to level 7, you’ll unlock the fearsome Super Dragon. With its enhanced abilities, the Super Dragon is even scarier than the regular Dragon.
While the regular Dragon can deal splash damage to units that are clustered together, the Super Dragon takes it a step further by dealing splash damage to enemy buildings as well.
Of course, this added power comes at a cost – the Super Dragon takes up a whopping 40 housing spaces, double that of the regular Dragon’s 20. But, with its increased damage per second and hitpoints, the Super Dragon is well worth the extra space.
It’s worth noting that the Super Dragon’s slower movement speed of 14 may be a drawback, but it’s a small price to pay for the sheer destructive power that this mighty beast brings to the battlefield.
How to use Dragon effectively
In lower Town Halls, particularly below level 10, the Dragon is primarily used in mass attacks. Mass Dragon attack strategy is particularly popular at Town Halls 7, 8, and 9.
To make the most of this tactic, players often pair their Dragons with a couple of Lightning Spells, which are effective at taking out the Dragon’s biggest foe: the Air Defense.
Once at least two of the Air Defenses have been neutralized, the Dragons are unleashed to wreak havoc on the enemy base. Dragons can quickly clear out enemy defenses and buildings, leaving the opponent reeling.
At higher Town Hall levels, particularly from Town Hall 10 and beyond, Dragons are often paired with other air troops for even greater effectiveness.
Players may choose to complement their Dragons with Electro Dragons and Dragon Riders, creating an aerial assault that can take out even the most well-designed bases.
As players progress to higher Town Hall levels, the Dragon-based attack strategies can become more complex, requiring careful planning and precise execution.
However, with the right combination of troops and a well-thought-out plan, the Dragon-based attack can be a devastatingly effective tactic, enabling players to crush their opponents.
While Dragons can be a powerful offense troop, they are not as effective in defense, particularly at higher Town Hall levels.
With stronger defense troops becoming available at higher Town Hall levels, Dragons are not often used as a Clan Castle troop beyond Town Hall 9.
That being said, at lower Town Hall levels, Dragons can still be a good Clan Castle donation. Their ability to deal splash damage to clustered enemy troops can help you withstand well-planned attacks.