Dragonhawk Rider (Warcraft III)

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This article is about the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne version. For lore, see Dragonhawk rider. For the Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos version, see Dragon Hawk (Warcraft III).
Dragonhawk Rider
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Race Human (Blood elf)
Faction Human Alliance
Statistics
Hit points 575 (725*)
Hit point regeneration 0.25
Hit point regeneration rate Always HP/sec.
Mana 300
Mana Regeneration rate 0.75 Mana/sec.
Unit Classified As: Air
Level 3
Gold 200 Gold
Lumber 30 Lumber
Food 3 Food
Produced at Gryphon Aviary
Build time 28 sec.
Requires Arcane Vault
Attacking priority 4
Hotkey D
Combat
Normal attack: 19 (25*) avg
Can attack: Ground, Structure, Debris, Air, Item, Ward
Range 30
Attack type Piercing
Cooldown 1.75 sec.
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Flesh
Defense Type Light
Armor 1 (7*)
Day Sight 160
Night Sight 90
Movement Speed Fast (350)
Sound
Sound Set BloodElfDragonHawk
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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

Swift flying unit mounted by an Elven warrior. The fierce warriors of the Dragonhawk battalions are often the first into combat, picking apart the enemy ranks and surrounding enemy towers with dense fog so that reinforcements can strike unhindered by enemy defenses. Attacks land and air units.

Before the release of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Dragonhawk Riders were a playable Human Alliance unit.[1]

Information

This flying unit is useful against towers using the Cloud ability.

Spells and abilities

Cloud

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Creates a small cloud that stops buildings with ranged attacks that are within it from attacking.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
50 Gold 100 Lumber Gryphon Aviary Arcane Vault, Castle 35 sec.
Duration Cooldown Mana Cost Range Area of Effect Allowed Targets Effect
30 sec. 20 sec. 100 100 30 Buildings Stops buildings from firing

Do not move the Dragonhawk Rider while it is casting Cloud or it will stop casting Cloud.

Cloud Counters

This spell must be maintained by having the Dragonhawk Rider stay still while the spell is cast to get the full effect. Force the Dragonhawk Rider to run which will cancel Cloud.

Aerial Shackles

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Magically binds a target enemy air unit, so that it cannot move or attack and takes 30 damage per second.
Duration Cooldown Mana Cost Range Allowed Targets Effect
40 sec. 30 sec. 75 55 Air, Enemy 30 damage/sec., unit disabled

Do not move the Dragonhawk Rider while it is casting Aerial Shackles or it will stop casting Aerial Shackles.

Aerial Shackles Counters

This spell must be maintained by having the Dragonhawk Rider stay still while the spell is cast to get the full effect. Force the Dragonhawk Rider to run which will cancel Aerial Shackles.

Upgrades

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Animal War Training
Increases the maximum hit points of Knights, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders by 150.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
125 Gold 175 Lumber Barracks Castle, Lumber Mill, Blacksmith 60 sec.
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Iron Forged Swords
Increases the attack damage of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Dragonhawk Riders, Gryphon Riders, and Knights.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
100 Gold 50 Lumber Blacksmith 60 sec.
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Steel Forged Swords
Further increases the attack damage of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Dragonhawk Riders, Gryphon Riders, and Knights.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
175 Gold 175 Lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
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Mithril Forged Swords
Further increases the attack damage of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Dragonhawk Riders, Gryphon Riders, and Knights.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
250 Gold 300 Lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.
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Studded Leather Amor
Increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
100 Gold 100 Lumber Blacksmith 60 sec.
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Reinforced Leather Armor
Further increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 Gold 175 Lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
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Dragonhide Leather Armor
Further increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 Gold 250 Lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.

Patch changes

Patch 1.10 (07/01/2003)
  • Now a level 3 unit instead of a level 5 unit.
  • Build time reduced to 28 from 45.
  • Gryphon Aviaries now require a Keep instead of a Castle,
but Cloud research now requires a Castle.
Patch 1.12 (07/30/2003)
  • Cost has been reduced to 200/30 from 235/40.
  • Aerial Shackles damage has been increased to 30 per second from 20.
  • Animal War Training upgrade cost has been reduced to 125/175 from 150/250.
Patch 1.15 (05/11/2004)
  • Damage reduced to 1d3 + 17 from 1d3 + 18.

World Editor description

Swift flying unit, mounted by an Elven warrior. Has the Aerial Shackles ability, which allows it to immobilize and disarm enemy air units temporarily. Can learn Animal War Training, and the Cloud ability.

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