The Dragon Turtle is a Mythic Age naval myth unit in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. It is available to the worshipers of Ao Kuang.

Special Attack[edit | edit source]

Spits a single fireball from its mouth over a range of 14 meters that deals Area of Effect damage. Damage: 100 Hack, 50 Crush. Area: 6 meters. Recharge: 13 seconds.

Attack bonuses[edit | edit source]

  • Myth units ×2
  • Hero ×0.5

Strategy[edit | edit source]

As it also has less armor and uses up more population than the Azure Dragon, the Dragon Turtle may appear less practical to use than its amphibious counterpart. However, its special attack allows it to attack units close to the shore in intervals and slightly makes up for its restriction to water. The fireball also enables it to strike an incoming enemy before it can close in to attack. Dragon Turtles also cost food instead of gold (which becomes scarce by the Mythic Age) and require less Favor to train. They also have more hit points, move slightly faster, and deal a large amount of crush damage, allowing them to destroy buildings much faster.

The Dragon Turtle's main purpose is to maintain or regain control of the water on maps such as River Nile or River Styx. It can sink each type of ship one on one and is a valuable addition to the player's navy. They should be in turn protected from other naval Myth Units (aside from the War Turtle and Leviathan) and especially from heroes such as the Argo and Son of Osiris who will defeat it one on one.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Tale of the Dragon[edit | edit source]

  • Initially, Dragon Turtles had a different special attack that did not do area damage and could not target villagers. This was changed in patch 2.0.
  • Initially, Dragon Turtles have no bonus against myth units. With patch 2.7, they deal double damage to myth units.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

Original Name -- Longgui

Size -- Up to 25 feet in length

Diet -- Fish and smaller sea creatures

The Dragon Turtle is a mythological creature whose appearance resembles both the Azure Dragon of the East and the Black Turtle of the South, as it bears the head of the former and the body of the latter.

Ancient cultures believed the Dragon Turtle was a symbol of prosperity and longevity, but also symbolized courage and determination, which can be attributed to its fierce-looking appearance and rock-hard shell.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Dragon Turtle was chosen over the Black Turtle of the North as the fourth Chinese Mythic Age Myth Unit as the alternate choice would be too similar to the Egyptian's War Turtle.
  • The in-game history section indicates that the Black Turtle represented the South. In reality, it represented the North.
  • Prior to patch 2.7, Docks were unable to attack Dragon Turtles due to a bug.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Myth units
Culture Age Units
Greeks ArchaicAge.png Pegasus  · Hippocampus
ClassicalAge.png Centaur  · Minotaur  · Cyclops
HeroicAge.png Nemean Lion  · Hydra  · Scylla  · Manticore
MythicAge.png Colossus  · Medusa  · Carcinos  · Chimera
Egyptians ClassicalAge.png Anubite  · Serpent / Sea Snake  · Sphinx  · Wadjet
HeroicAge.png Petsuchos  · Roc  · Scarab  · Leviathan  · Scorpion Man  · Minion
MythicAge.png Phoenix  · War Turtle  · Avenger  · Mummy
Norse ArchaicAge.png Raven
ClassicalAge.png Troll  · Valkyrie  · Einherjar
HeroicAge.png Kraken  · Mountain Giant  · Walking Tree  · Frost Giant  · Battle Boar
MythicAge.png Jormund Elver  · Fimbulwinter Wolf  · Fenris Wolf Brood  · Fire Giant  · Nidhogg
Atlanteans ClassicalAge.png Automaton  · Promethean (Offspring)  · Caladria  · Servant  · Carnivora
HeroicAge.png Nereid  · Satyr  · Stymphalian Bird  · Dryad  · Behemoth
MythicAge.png Heka Gigantes  · Man O' War  · Argus  · Lampades  · Tartarian Spawn
Chinese ClassicalAge.png Qilin  · Monkey King  · Terracotta Warrior
HeroicAge.png War Salamander  · Jiangshi  · Pixiu
MythicAge.png Azure Dragon  · Dragon Turtle  · Vermilion Bird  · White Tiger  · Earth Dragon
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