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Ancient Black Dragon
 
 
Ancient Black Dragon
Ancient Black Dragon model.png
Ancient Black Dragon icon.png
Ancient Neutral Creep
2000
+2
500
+1
Level 6
Armor Defense Class Basic
4
Magic Resistance 50%
Status Resistance 0%
Attack Damage Attack Class Hero
48 ‒ 81
Attack Range Ranged 300
Acquisition Range 300
Attack Speed 0.67 attack(s) per second. 100 • 1.5s BAT
Attack Animation 0.94+0.56
Projectile Speed 1500
Movement Speed 300 (100)
Turn Rate Takes 0.209s to turn 180°. 0.5
Collision Size 24
Vision Range (G) 800
Bounty Gold 108137
Experience 124
Model Scale 1
Abilities Fireball
Splash Attack
Dragonhide Aura

Ancient Black Dragon is a neutral creep found in:

Abilities[]

Fireball
Fireball (Ancient Black Dragon) icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
The Black Dragon hurls a fire blast on the ground, igniting the area in a 300 radius for 10 seconds. Enemies caught in the fire will take 85 damage per second.
Cast Animation: 0.3+1.1
Cast Range: 1000
Radius: 300
Damage per Second: 85
Duration: 10
Cooldown: 15
Mana: 200
Modifiers
Buff modifier_black_dragon_fireball: Undispellable. Persists death.


Notes:

  • Deals 42.5 damage in 0.5 second intervals, immediately upon cast, resulting in 21 damage instances.
  • Multiple instances of Fireball on the same area stack, with each cast dealing damage to units within range.
  • Provides 300 radius flying vision at the targeted area for its duration. The vision does not linger.
  • As a neutral unit:
    • The dragon never uses this spell.
  • As a player controlled unit:
    • No restrictions.
  • Has a cast backswing of 0.8 when cast by Doom minimap icon.png Doom (acquired through Devour).
  • Has a cast backswing of 1.07 when cast by Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick (acquired through casting Spell Steal on Doom).


Splash Attack
Disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity.
Splash Attack (Ancient Black Dragon) icon.png
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
The Black Dragon's explosive attacks are felt by all nearby enemies.
Splash Radius: 250
Splash Damage: 100%
Modifiers
Buff modifier_black_dragon_splash_attack: Undispellable. Persists death.


Notes:


Dragonhide Aura
Disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity.
Dragonhide Aura (Ancient Black Dragon) icon.png
Ability
Aura
Affects
Allies
The Ancient Black Dragon's dreaded presence grants nearby allies additional armor. This bonus can stack with itself.
Radius: 1200
Armor Bonus: 3
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
Modifiers
Buff modifier_black_dragon_dragonhide_aura: Undispellable. Persists death.
Buff modifier_black_dragon_dragonhide_aura_bonus: Dispellable with death only.


Notes:

  • The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.
  • Multiple instances of Dragonhide Aura fully stack with each other.
  • Also stacks with other sources of armor.
  • Since this ability is in the 3rd slot for the dragon, Doom does not get it when devouring it.


Version History[]

Version
Description
  • Increased Fireball mana cost from 100 to 200.
  • Increased armor from 3 to 4.
  • Reduced magic resistance from 70% to 50%.
  • Increased Fireball cooldown from 10 to 15.
  • Increased gold bounty from 97-123 to 108-137.
  • Reduced gold bounty from 108-137 to 97-123.
  • Reduced gold bounty from 120-152 to 108-137.
  • Reduced gold bounty from 150-190 to 120-152.
  • Reduced experience bounty from 155 to 124.
  • Changed attack damage type from Chaos to Hero.
  • Armor reduced from 4 to 3.
  • Now has 500 mana.
  • Increased Dragonhide Aura armor bonus from 2 to 3.
  • Added a new ability for Ancient Black Dragons
Fireball
The Black Dragon hurls a fire blast on the ground, igniting the area for some time. Enemies caught in the fire take damage per second.
Cast range: 1000
Cast point: 0.3
Radius: 300
Damage per second: 85
Damage interval: 0.5
Duration: 10
Mana cost: 100
Cooldown: 10
Notes: Provides flying vision over the area for its duration.
  • Base armor from 6 to 4.
  • Added a new ability for Ancient Black Dragons
Dragonhide Aura
The Ancient Black Dragon's dreaded presence grants nearby allies additional armor. This bonus can stack with itself.
Radius: 900
Armor bonus: 2
  • Bounty reduced from 199 to 170
  • Reworked Neutral Creep abilities and mechanics to better balance them out
  • Lots of tweaks to the gold bonuses, levels, stats and abilities on neutral creeps.

Patch History[]

Patch
Description
  • Updated model and texture.
  • Updated default unit model.
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