|“||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 ofminutes.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
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 | edit source]
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 | edit source]
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 | edit source]
Tale of the Dragon[edit | edit source]
- 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 | edit source]
- Earth Dragon may suffer from a glitch that prevents some melee units from attacking the dragon.
Mythology[edit | edit source]
|“||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 | edit source]
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