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I know the path to what you seek. I will guide you.
—Dilong to Jiao-Long after being summoned

Earth Dragon is a Chinese Mythic Age god power in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon that is available to worshipers of Xi Wangmu. When cast, an Earth Dragon emerges from the Earth's crust to attack enemies within its range. The Earth Dragon has the highest number of hit points of any unit bar the Titan, a title previously held by Nidhogg, the Norse dragon.

Earth Dragon can be cast three times in a game, but has a cooldown of two minutes.


It is not recommended to use Earth Dragon defensively as it is a stationary unit, similar to the Atlantean Carnivora, and can be overtaken by ranged units or avoided altogether by simply keeping distance from it. Instead, it should be cast within an important enemy town so that it can attack both enemy units and buildings. The Earth Dragon has enough bulk to take out a Town Center even when taking damage from nearby towers and Castle-type buildings. The Dragon's fire breath deals splash damage, meaning it can damage several targets at once. The player should not hesitate to summon the Earth Dragon in an area where it will take lots of damage as it will return underground after three minutes anyway. Since Earth Dragon can be used three times, it is an efficient means to deal tremendous damage to multiple enemy towns.


The Earth Dragon is an immobile myth unit with a similar appearance to the Azure Dragon. Their normal attack does Area of Effect damage and has maximum range of 6 meters, with the Area of Effect being four meters.


The Earth Dragon Dilong appears in the Trapped scenario of the Tale of the Dragon campaign where he is summoned by Zhi to lead Jiao-Long and Shun to the underworld. He can then be summoned in the following scenario, Confrontation, to help defeat Danzhu's army of 200 men.


Tale of the Dragon[]

  • Initially, the Earth Dragon has 6 range, 60% pierce armor, and 5,000 hit points, lasts for 180 seconds, and has a cooldown of three minutes. With patch 2.7, it has 7 range, 70% pierce armor, and 2,500 hit points, lasts for 90 seconds, and has a cooldown of two minutes.
  • After patch 2.8, Polyphemus' special attack will instantly kill the Earth Dragon.


  • Earth Dragon may suffer from a glitch that prevents some melee units from attacking the dragon.


Original name -- Dilong
Size -- 25 - 35 feet
Diet -- Omnivorous

Dilong, or also known as the heavenly Earth Dragon, was considered terrestrial and believed to be the guardian of rivers and water ways. Some legends also depict the Earth Dragon as the female counterpart of the spiritual Dragon -Shenlong. According to these, the Earth Dragon would only fly with the purpose to mate.


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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God powers
Culture Age God powers
Greeks ArchaicAge.png Bolt · Lure · Sentinel
ClassicalAge.png Pestilence · Restoration · Ceasefire
HeroicAge.png Underworld Passage · Curse · Bronze
MythicAge.png Earthquake · Lightning Storm · Plenty
Egyptians ArchaicAge.png Prosperity · Vision · Rain
ClassicalAge.png Eclipse · Shifting Sands · Plague of Serpents
HeroicAge.png Locust Swarm · Citadel · Ancestors
MythicAge.png Tornado · Meteor · Son of Osiris
Norse ArchaicAge.png Dwarven Mine · Great Hunt · Spy
ClassicalAge.png Healing Spring · Forest Fire · Undermine
HeroicAge.png Frost · Flaming Weapons · Walking Woods
MythicAge.png Fimbulwinter · Nidhogg · Ragnarok
Atlanteans ArchaicAge.png Deconstruction · Shockwave · Gaia Forest
ClassicalAge.png Spider Lair · Valor · Carnivora
HeroicAge.png Chaos · Traitor · Hesperides
MythicAge.png Tartarian Gate · Vortex · Implode
Chinese ArchaicAge.png Year of the Goat · Recreation · Timber Harvest
ClassicalAge.png Barrage · Great Journey · Call to Arms
HeroicAge.png Geyser · Uproot · Imperial Examination
MythicAge.png Great Flood · Inferno · Earth Dragon
All MythicAge.png Titan Gate
Campaign only Blessing of Zeus · Deconstruction Wonder · Seed of Gaia
Cheat Chicken Storm · Goatunheim · Walking Berry Bushes
Cut content Bramble · Enrage · Rebellion · Shepherd · Sight · Snowstorm · Volcano