|Est. Max Dmg||320|
Dragons are very slow-moving, but have a potent set of attacks, however, a mage or paladin can often kill one without taking any damage once they masters the art. Also this is a great testing monster for an Ice Rapier or Attack Spells like Energy Wave , Sudden Death or Ultimate Explosion.
Damage Taken From Elements
Thais Ancient Temple, Mintwallin, deep in Fibula Dungeon, Kazordoon dragon (near Dwarf Bridge), Plains of Havoc, Elven Bane castle, Maze of Lost Souls, southern cave and dragon tower in Shadowthorn, Orc Fortress, Venore Dragon Lair, Behemoth Quest room in Edron, Hero Cave, deep Cyclopolis, Edron Dragon Lair, Ankrahmun Dragon Lairs, Some Ankrahmun Tombs.
All players should stand diagonal from the dragon, whenever possible, to avoid the Fire Wave, which is the most lethal attack. All players should also wear a Dragon Necklace if they own one.
Knights: Only one knight should be present in a team hunt, as they, the blocker, must be able to move freely around the dragon and to maintain their diagonal position as the dragon takes a step. Players often call this "dancing with the dragon," though it is clearly no display of affection.
The knight's job in a team hunt is to prevent the dragon from attacking the shooters or retreating, when wounded, into any narrow spaces. To keep the Ultimate Healing Rune (UH) consumption at a minimum, do not try to use two blockers, as the fireball attack will burn both of them.
Mages of level 28 or higher can kill dragons without help from other players. Summon two Demon Skeletons and drink a few extra mana fluids afterward. Try to keep enough mana to use the Ultimate Healing spell at least twice if needed. Enter, lure the dragon out, attack it with the Demon Skeletons, then move to a different floor so the dragon will target the Demon Skeletons. Wait about 2 seconds, then come back and attack the dragon again; so the Demon Skeletons will attack it and keep it from moving. Move to a space about 5 squares diagonal and HMM the dragon to death. This is absolutely the cheapest way for a mage to kill dragons. At Magic Level 40, you will use only 2-3 HMM's per dragon if you fire rapidly and the dragon doesn't heal excessively. If it flees into a narrow tunnel cast mana shield, find the dragon, and use Sudden Death Runes on it before it heals itself and drains your mana with Fire Wave. A druid of level 33 or higher can solo a dragon in a similar way to a Knight by using a Tempest Rod and exura sio (or Ultimate Healing spell if the player does not have a premium account) and staying diagonal to the dragon.
A druid of level 36 (or higher) can use the Mass Healing spell, which allows druids to heal their summoned Demon Skeletons for 150 mana. Using dragon hams as a food source (supplemented by food brought by the player) and being skilled enough to avoid the dragons fire attacks, a druid of level 36 or more can hunt dragons for next to no cost easily.
Druids of level 50 (or higher) can easily kill a dragon by summoning a demon skeleton to use as a decoy so the dragon's melee attacks are absorbed by the demon skeleton, while the druid uses Energy Strike on the dragon. This tactic however is slightly dangerous as the dragon may retarget onto the player. With a little care and a good supply of mana fluids (several backpacks worth) a druid can have an enjoyable and prolonged hunt following this method. A backpack of mana fluids costs 1120gp(including the backpack) so I suggest staying at a spawn as long as you can to make a nice amount of money from the rare drops.
Paladins with a distance skill of 60+ and enough hitpoints to survive a Fire Wave is a welcome addition to a team dragon hunt. Just be sure to have the Ultimate Healing spell ready to use, and stand where you can escape if the dragon starts to attack you. A paladin's ability to solo a dragon depends greatly on the terrain. The position of trees and rocks makes all the difference. The Ultimate Healing spell and sufficient hitpoints to survive a few Fire Waves, and enough room to keep diagonal and at a distance from the dragon are required. The last requirement is that the paladin simply damage the dragon faster than it heals itself; using HMM's simultaneously if required. Keep in mind that a paladin can convince a Demon Skeleton at level 47, which may help somewhat if a mage leaves the spawn as a paladin is arriving. </div>
0-110 gp, 0-3 Dragon Ham, 0-10 Burst Arrow, Broadsword, Crossbow, Double Axe, Longsword, Mace, Short Sword, Steel Helmet, Steel Shield, Green Dragon Leather (semi rare), Green Dragon Scale (semi rare), Plate Legs (semi rare), Small Diamond (semi rare), Dragon Hammer (rare), Dragon Shield (rare), Serpent Sword (rare), Wand of Inferno (rare), Life Crystal (very rare).