Slaying Dragon grants experience to killer and nearby allies. After Dragon is slain, it will respawn after 6 minutes.
- If the killing team is lower average level than their opponents, Dragon grants a bonus XP of +25% per average level difference.
- Bonus XP is sharply increased for the lowest level members of the team, +15% per number of levels behind Dragon squared (max total +200% extra).
- When Dragon first takes flight, he knocks back surrounding enemies.
- will not block this ability.
- Dragon's basic attacks deal additional physical damage equal to 5% of the target's current health. This increases by 0.5% of the target's current health per level after level 9, to a maximum of 8% of the target's current health per basic attack.
- Dragon's basic attacks are treated as spells and deal 100% splash damage to enemies in an off-centered circle.
- Slaying Dragon grants Dragon Slayer. The first four stacks of Dragon Slayer are permanent, while the 5th stack only lasts 180 seconds or until death.
- DRAGON'S MIGHT: +6% attack damage and ability power
- DRAGON'S WRATH: +15% damage to towers and buildings
- DRAGON'S FLIGHT: +5% movement speed
- DRAGON'S DOMINANCE: +15% damage to minions and monsters
- Aspect of the Dragon: Doubles all previous bonuses and your attacks burn for 150 true damage over 5 seconds. This stack only lasts 180 seconds or until death.
- Dragon has a UNIQUE Passive called "Ancient Grudge", which grants it 20% bonus damage to and 7% damage reduction against enemies with Dragon Slayer, per stack.
The scent of chaos fuels the flames in the heart of the Dragon. Drawn to this war-torn land, the mightiest of beasts has settled deep within the Summoner's Rift, awaiting the next great war. To those who wake this slumbering ancient, beware: for his sharp teeth and suffocating breath have been tempered by the bravest of champions, and yet it is he that still thrives in the depths of the Rift.
- When killing Dragon, check that the enemy team has not warded the area to avoid ganks.
- Ganks at Dragon are in fact pretty frequent, as your team will be weakened by it and with limited escape paths. A good gank at Dragon may result in a lot of deaths for your team, with the Dragon kill being stolen by the enemies.
- Try to keep a ward in the river near Dragon because it provides the following benefits:
- Keep the ward within range of the pit entrance and it will keep the river in sight for spotting roaming champions, and for spotting whether any enemy champions are attempting to kill dragon.
- Consequently, you should consider using a or to check for wards before attempting Dragon.
- Rift Scuttler roaming the river can provide vision just before, but not inside the pit.
- Killing Dragon is one of the jobs of the jungler. They may require help from the team, especially from the bottom or the mid lane.
- This is one of the reasons why there are usually 2 champions in the bottom lane, with the top lane being solo, when there is a jungler on your team.
- Some champions are capable of killing Dragon alone at early levels, but the time and specific circumstances required to do this makes it very risky.
- "Pulling Dragon" (attacking it and then backing away to lead it out of its lair) can be vital, as if it remains in its lair it is possible for an enemy champion to Smite from across the back wall and steal the last hit if they realize that your team is attempting to defeat Dragon. This is especially important when playing on Red side.
- Dragon is the only neutral creep in the game with scaling armor and magic resistance (after level 9).
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