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Ancient Black Dragon
 
 
 
Ancient Black Dragon
Ancient Black Dragon model
Ancient Black Dragon icon
Ancient Neutral Creep
2000
+2
500
+1
Level 6
Armor Armor 4
Magic Resistance 30%
Status Resistance 0
Attack Damage ▶️ Default
62 ‒ 68
Attack Range Ranged 300
Acquisition Range 300
Attack Speed 0.68 attack(s) per second. 135 • 2s BAT
Attack Animation 0.5+0.5
Projectile Speed 1500
Move Speed ▶️ 300 (100)
Turn Rate Takes 0.175s to turn 180°. 0.9
Collision Size 27
Bound Radius 24
Vision Range (G) 800
Bounty Gold 7882
Experience 124
Model Scale 1
Abilities Fireball (Ancient Black Dragon) icon Fireball
Splash Attack (Ancient Black Dragon) icon Splash Attack
Dragonhide Aura (Ancient Black Dragon) icon Dragonhide Aura
Intern
npc_dota_neutral_black_dragon

Ancient Black Dragon is a neutral creep found in:

Abilities[]

Fireball
Fireball (Ancient Black Dragon) icon
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
The Black Dragon hurls a fire blast on the ground, igniting the area in a 300 radius for 8/9/10/12 seconds. Enemies caught in the fire will take 85 damage per second.
Cast Animation: 0.3+1.1
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 1000
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 300
Damage per Second: 85
Debuff Duration: 8/9/10/12
Cooldown symbol
 15
Mana symbol
 200
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Holy Persuasion icon Holy Persuasion increases the level of certain persuaded creeps' ability by 1 and unlocks the 4th ability level.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_black_dragon_fireball
Undispellable

  • Deals 42.5 damage in 0.5-second intervals, immediately upon cast, resulting in 17/19/21/25 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 Doom (acquired through Devour icon Devour).
  • Has a cast backswing of 1.07 when cast by Rubick minimap icon Rubick (acquired through casting Spell Steal icon Spell Steal on Doom).


Splash Attack
Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break.
Splash Attack (Ancient Black Dragon) icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
The Black Dragon's explosive attacks are felt by all nearby enemies.
Splash Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 250
Splash Damage: 100%
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_black_dragon_splash_attack
Undispellable


Dragonhide Aura
Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break.
Dragonhide Aura (Ancient Black Dragon) icon
Ability
Aura
Affects
Allies
The Ancient Black Dragon's dreaded presence grants nearby allies additional armor. This bonus can stack with itself.
Neutral Radius: 800
Player-Controlled Radius: 1200
Armor Bonus: 3
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_black_dragon_dragonhide_aura
Undispellable
modifier_black_dragon_dragonhide_aura_bonus
Death

  • Multiple instances of the aura fully stack.
    • When player-controlled, all neutral creep auras have a 1200 radius.
    • Does not affect invulnerable units.
    • The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.


Innate[]

Neutral Upgrade
Unknown icon
Ability
Passive
Neutral creeps now increase their stats as time passes by.
Max Stack: 30
Upgrade Interval: 450
Health Bonus per Interval: 30
Armor Bonus per Interval: 0.5
Base Attack Damage Bonus per Interval: 3
Attack Speed Bonus per Interval: 5
Gold Bounty Increase per Interval: 1
Experience Bounty Increase per Interval: 5
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_neutral_upgrade
Undispellable
modifier_neutral_sleep_ai
Undispellable

  • Each upgrade interval is at 7.5 mins after the game horn.
    • Instantly updates all existing neutral creeps upon each upgrade interval.
  • Grants the following total permanent bonuses at max stacks during the 225th minute (3:45:00 game-time):
    • 900 health bonus.
    • 15 armor bonus.
    • 90 base attack damage bonus.
    • 150 attack speed bonus.
    • Additional 30 Gold and 150XP bounty.
  • The total values on each upgrade cycle can be seen in each of the camps' articles.
  • Additionally, certain neutral creeps' abilities instantly update their ability level every 15 mins, up to 2 times, after the game horn.


Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • Rescaled Fireball (Ancient Black Dragon) icon Fireball debuff duration from 10 to 8/9/10/12. [?]
  • Increased Fireball (Ancient Black Dragon) icon Fireball mana cost from 100 to 200.
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