Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide

Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
BIO
After years on the trail of a legendary Eldwurm, the Knight Davion found himself facing a disappointing foe: the dreaded Slyrak had grown ancient and frail, its wings tattered, its few remaining scales stricken with scale-rot, its fangs ground to nubs, and its fire-gouts no more threatening than a pack of wet matchsticks. Seeing no honor to be gained in dragon-murder, Knight Davion prepared to turn away and leave his old foe to die in peace. But a voice crept into his thoughts, and Slyrak gave a whispered plea that Davion might honor him with death in combat. Davion agreed, and found himself rewarded beyond expectation for his act of mercy: As he sank his blade in Slyrak's breast, the dragon pierced Davion's throat with a talon. As their blood mingled, Slyrak sent his power out along the Blood Route, sending all its strength and centuries of wisdom to the knight. The dragon's death sealed their bond and Dragon Knight was born. The ancient power slumbers in the Dragon Knight Davion, waking when he calls it. Or perhaps it is the Dragon that calls the Knight...

ROLE
Melee - Carry - Durable - Disabler - Pusher

STATS
LEVEL11525
HIT POINTS5111,2562,168SIGHT RANGE1800 / 800
MANA195504985ATTACK RANGE128
DAMAGE46-5285-91133-139MISSILE SPEED900
ARMOR4814

INTRODUCTION
Dragon Knight is a tanky and also DPS hero whose can deal high damages while tanking damages. He is the type of hero that fights on the frontline of formation. he will breakthough enemy's defense and destroy them. He is also a flexible hero which can become Ranged hero or can become melee hero. With this hero you do not need to afraid of anything, yo need to progressive persist and destroys enemy's base.
PROSCONS
TankyLow mana pool
Have a decent Aoe nuke for early-mid gameLow attack speed without a boosting attack speed items
Have a decent stun
Can deal a splashed + dps + slower attack without Orb and Buff.
Have a nice armor and regeneration
Can become a ranged hero, and can become a melee hero

ABILITIES
1. Breathe Fire
Breathe Fire, Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
Unleashes a breath of fire on enemy units in a line in front of Dragon Knight.
MANA COST: 100/110/120/130COOLDOWN: 12
DAMAGE: MAGICALAFFECTS: ENEMY UNITS
ABILITY: TARGET POINTDAMAGE: 90 / 170 / 240 / 300
Knight Davion's breath has become that of the mighty Eldwurm Slyrak, remembered for burning numerous other knights to a crisp.
Your AoE ability for fast farming and harassing on early-mid game. This is a nice wide range spammable ability. You need this if there are 2 or more creeps in low Hp and you will last hits them. And you need this to deal seome damage to your opponent in lane.

2. Dragon Tail
Dragon Tail, Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
Dragon Knight smites an enemy unit in melee range with his shield, stunning it while dealing minor damage. When in Elder Dragon Form, the cast range increases to 400.
MANA COST: 100/100/100/100COOLDOWN: 9
ABILITY: UNIT TARGETAFFECTS: ENEMY UNITS
DAMAGE: MAGICALDAMAGE: 25 / 50 / 75 / 100
STUN DURATION: 2.5 / 2.75 / 3 / 3.25
Davion's combination of dragon talents and knightly skills makes him a vicious opponent in melee combat.
Your 1 targetted stun to stun 1 target, a reliable stun for 1 target, this skill also deals damage, but not so big. If you're in melee form, this skill will stun if your'e near the target, but if you're in Dragon form, this will stun from your attack range. A nice skill for chasing 1 target.

3. Dragon Blood
Dragon Blood, Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
The life blood of the Dragon improves health regeneration and strengthens armor.
ABILITY: PASSIVEHEALTH REGEN: 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
ARMOR: 3 / 6 / 9 / 12
Slyrak's blood still courses through Davion's veins, giving him twice the vitality of an ordinary knight.
This skill makes you more tanky than everybody. Adds 12 Armor which is a big big armor for a hero. With this, your enemy will have a hard time reducing your HP. You will be the real tanker and can tank damages in the front line. This skill also helps you regenerates HP for your early game survivability.

4. Elder Dragon Form
Elder Dragon Form, Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
Dragon Knight can take the form of three powerful elder dragons. LEVEL 1 - Green Dragon: Short poison damage over time on attack. LEVEL 2 - Red Dragon: Splash damage on attack. LEVEL 3 - Blue Dragon: Splash damage and frost attack that slows enemy units.
MANA COST: 50/50/50COOLDOWN: 115
ABILITY: NO TARGETDURATION: 60 / 60 / 60
BONUS MOVE SPEED: 25 / 25 / 25BONUS ATTACK RANGE: 372 / 372 / 372
The dormant dragon power springs forth from within Davion, combining the powers of a legendary knight with a legendary Eldwurm.
This ability will transform you into a dragon form. a

Level 1. Deal damages over time for short duration.
Level 2. Deal damages over time + splashed damages
Level 3. Deal  damages over time + splashed damages + and a slower ability.

This hero is one of the ranged hero whose has splashed attacks, and that will really helps you in teamfights and farming. (You may stacking the ancient for more golds)

Dragon form also gives +Movement Speed that helps you in chasing somebody. You need to transform into Dragon Form before the teamfight start, and always doing the teamfights as a Dragon Form.

SKILLBUILD
Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide

Level 1: Dragon Tail
Level 2: Dragon Blood
Level 3: Breathe Fire
Level 4: Breathe Fire
Level 5: Breathe Fire
Level 6: Elder Dragon Form
Level 7: Breathe Fire
Level 8: Dragon Tail
Level 9 : Dragon Tail
Level 10: Dragon Tail
Level 11: Elder Dragon Form
Level 12: Dragon Blood
Level 13: Dragon Blood
Level 14: Dragon Blood
Level 15: Stats
Level 16: Elder Dragon Form
Level 17-25: Stats

Why Dragon Tail on level 1? Needed if you + friends want to get firstblood. You need stun the target

Why Dragon blood on level 2? You need surivivability in early game. You need the +regen +armor

Why Breathe fire maxed first? This is your main nuke. you need it for harassing enemy heroes and also for fast farming. Because you are a carry, you need lots of farming.

STRATEGY
Early Game
You are a hero who is a tanker-carry. I think you also needs gold to buy some nice items. You need to lasthits every creeps you can. The more you lasthits the better. The faster you get your items the better. And you also need to harass enemy once in a while using your Breathe Fire. You need to reduce their HP continuously and make them uncomfortable, this is what a nukes is for.

Your team needs ward here. This will gives your team the vision of the fog of war. Very good to anticipate enemy's gank. You may ask your Supprt partner to provide it,

Mid Game  
Here you have 2 options.
1. You can continue your farms and get some nice items for late game.
2. Or you can ganks enemies in their lane and jungle. If you choose to gank, I recommend you to gank together with your friends. That is the fun part of the gank, to gank togrther with friends. ganking can also provide more golds than farming in jungle or in lane if the ganking succeeded in getting kills. You need to use Dragon Tail to stun the target, and you also need Breathe Fire to nukes your enemies. And then you can deal damage using the Dragon Form

Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide

Late Game
In late game, you should have maxed your Dragon Form. It is very important here, this skill will makes you become much more stronger because it gives bonus attack range, splash attack, and slower attack. You need to transform into Dragon Form before the teamfight starts.

In a teamfight, you need to stun 1 enemy, and then right click the enemy's crowds with your splashed attack.  Keep tanking the damages and focusing on dealing your splashed damage with your Dragon Form. Black King Bar will really helps you in tanking in teamfights.

I also recommend you to buy some +Damage item that makes you DPS more stronger.

And if your team won the teamfight, you have two options:
1. You can get the Aegis for your team's main hero or
2. Your team can push enemy base and destrouy their buildings. Choose wisely!

ITEM BUILDS
1.  Power Thread
Total cost: 1900
Recipe: Gloves of Haste, Boots of Speed, Belt og Giant Strength/ Robe of Magi/ Band of Elvenskin
 Power Threads, Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
Active: Switch Attribute - Changes selected attribute between Strength, Agility and Intelligence.
Flat movement speed bonuses from multiple pairs of boots do not stack. + 55 Movement Speed
+ 8 Selected Attribute   + 30 Attack Speed
Why Power Threads? It will gives you attack speed, thats what you need, attack speed and also damages. Power threads is also a flexible shoes, you can change it to STR, AGI, or INT for what you need.

2. Drum of Endurance
Total Cost: 1725
Recipe: Bracer + Robe of Magi + Recipe
Drum of Endurance, Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
Active: Endurance - Gives bonus +10 attack and +10% movement speed to surrounding allies.
Passive: Swiftness Aura - Gives bonus attack and movement speed to surrounding allies.
Multiple instances of Swiftness Aura do not stack. + 9 All Attributes
+ 3 Damage    AURA ATTACK SPEED: 5    AURA MOVE SPEED: 5%
Cooldown: 30
Why Drums? It will gives you survivability with + STR and gives you +Attack speed that will benefit you because you are considered a carry-tanker

3. Sange & Yasha
Sange & Yasha, Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
Total cost: 4100
Recipe: Sange (Ogre Axe, Belt of Giant Strength) + Yasha (Blade of Alacrity + Boots of Elvenskin)

Passive: Greater Maim - Gives a chance on attack to slow movement speed for 4.0 seconds.
Percentage based movement speed bonuses from multiple items do not stack. + 12 Damage
+ 16 Strength    + 16 Agility    + 15 Attack Speed     + 12% Movement Speed
MAIM CHANCE: 15%    SLOW: 30%
Why Sange & Yasha? It will makes you more tanky, more damage, more attack speed and more movement speed and gives more slower ability on your attack. Very good item for a carry-tanker like you.

4. Assault Cuirass
Total cost:: 5300
Recipe: Platemail, Hyperstone, Chainmail, Recipe
Assault Cuirass, Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
Passive: Assault Aura - Grants attack speed and armor to nearby allied units, and decreases armor for nearby enemies. Multiple instances of Assault Aura do not stack.
+ 35 Attack Speed     + 10 Armor       AURA ATTACK SPEED: 20
AURA BONUS ARMOR: 5                ARMOR REDUCTION: 5
Why Assault Cuirass?
Increase attack speed that makes your damage flowing rapidly, it is very good because you already have very high damage, it also gives you +aura for the team and your clones.
+Armor aura is very important for late game, so good for increasing team's defense.
- Armor aura is important for late game too because thr damage dealt from your teams will be increased

5. Daedlus
Total cost:: 5750
Recipe: Crystalis + Demon Edge + Recipe
Daedlus, Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
APassive: Critical Strike - Grants a chance to deal critical damage on an attack.
+ 81 Damage
CRITICAL CHANCE: 25%        CRITICAL DAMAGE: 270%
Why Daedlus?
With this, you become a true moster. This is because you have a high damage and this item will multiply your damage so everyone can't match you anymore.
You also can buy MKB, its up to you, both MKB and Daedlus is good.

If you need more survivability, you need to buy this.
6. Black King Bar
Total cost:: 3900
Recipe: Ogre Axe, Mithril Hammer, Recipe
Black King Bar, Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
 Active: Avatar - Grants magic immunity. Duration and cooldown decrease with each use. Some Ultimate abilities are able to disable through Black King Bar. + 10 Strength
+ 24 Damage     DURATION: 10/9/8/7/6/5     Cooldown: 80
Why Black King Bar? It gives you survivability in a teamfight because you will get magic immunity during teamfight.

GOOD ALLIES
1. Enigma
Enigma, Dragon Knigh - Dota 2
He will blinked in and use Blackhole to catch all of the enemies. After that, you can deal lots of damages to enemies.

2. Carries
(Example: Magine, Void, Luna)
Anti Mage, Dota 2 - Dragon Knigh Build GuideFaceless Void, Dota 2 - Dragon Knigh Build GuideLuna, Dota 2 - Dragon Knigh Build Guide
Carries should come after you initiate a teamfight, and they should the right click and use all their skills to the enemies.

BAD ENEMIES
1. Slardar
Slardar, Dota 2 - Dragon Knight Build Guide
You have Dragon Blood that increases your armor, but this hero will reduce it again with his -armor.

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