"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.

Strategy Edit

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.

Unit Edit

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.

Campaign Edit

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.

Changelog Edit

Tale of the Dragon Edit

  • 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.

Trivia Edit

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

Mythology Edit

"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.

Gallery Edit

Myth units
Culture Age Units
Greeks ArchaicAge Pegasus  · Hippocampus
ClassicalAge Centaur  · Minotaur  · Cyclops
HeroicAge Nemean Lion  · Hydra  · Scylla  · Manticore
MythicAge Colossus  · Medusa  · Carcinos  · Chimera
Egyptians ClassicalAge Anubite  · Serpent / Sea Snake  · Sphinx  · Wadjet
HeroicAge Petsuchos  · Roc  · Scarab  · Leviathan  · Scorpion Man  · Minion
MythicAge Phoenix  · War Turtle  · Avenger  · Mummy
Norse ArchaicAge Raven
ClassicalAge Troll  · Valkyrie  · Einherjar
HeroicAge Kraken  · Mountain Giant  · Walking Tree  · Frost Giant  · Battle Boar
MythicAge Jormund Elver  · Fimbulwinter Wolf  · Fenris Wolf Brood  · Fire Giant  · Nidhogg
Atlanteans ClassicalAge Automaton  · Promethean (Offspring)  · Caladria  · Servant  · Carnivora
HeroicAge Nereid  · Satyr  · Stymphalian Bird  · Dryad  · Behemoth
MythicAge Heka Gigantes  · Man O' War  · Argus  · Lampades  · Tartarian Spawn
Chinese ClassicalAge Qilin  · Monkey King  · Terracotta Warrior
HeroicAge War Salamander  · Jiangshi  · Pixiu
MythicAge Azure Dragon  · Dragon Turtle  · Vermilion Bird  · White Tiger  · Earth Dragon
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God powers
Culture Age God powers
Greeks ArchaicAge Bolt · Lure · Sentinel
ClassicalAge Pestilence · Restoration · Ceasefire
HeroicAge Underworld Passage · Curse · Bronze
MythicAge Earthquake · Lightning Storm · Plenty
Egyptians ArchaicAge Prosperity · Vision · Rain
ClassicalAge Eclipse · Shifting Sands · Plague of Serpents
HeroicAge Locust Swarm · Citadel · Ancestors
MythicAge Tornado · Meteor · Son of Osiris
Norse ArchaicAge Dwarven Mine · Great Hunt · Spy
ClassicalAge Healing Spring · Forest Fire · Undermine
HeroicAge Frost · Flaming Weapons · Walking Woods
MythicAge Fimbulwinter · Nidhogg · Ragnarok
Atlanteans ArchaicAge Deconstruction · Shockwave · Gaia Forest
ClassicalAge Spider Lair · Valor · Carnivora
HeroicAge Chaos · Traitor · Hesperides
MythicAge Tartarian Gate · Vortex · Implode
Chinese ArchaicAge Year of the Goat · Recreation · Timber Harvest
ClassicalAge Barrage · Great Journey · Call to Arms
HeroicAge Geyser · Uproot · Imperial Examination
MythicAge Great Flood · Inferno · Earth Dragon
All MythicAge 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
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