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Six new Vanguard Dragons Lead the Way into Battle!

Vanguard Tier - Wave 1

Six Legendary Vanguard Dragons have Appeared in the Lands of Atlas!

 

From the unforgiving cold of the Frigid Narrows, to the damp undergrowth of the Twilight Woodlands, new Dragons in the lands of Atlas have been discovered! Will you fight with the mechanic’s master artillery Dragon, Redrian? Or learn the shrouded mysteries of the Divine Typhoon, Kaze? Meet your next favorite Vanguard Dragon today!

 

Join the Dragons community team as they fly the new Vanguard Dragons live on stream this week! Catch the show on Facebook Live this Thursday (7/5) at 2pm PT and YouTube Gaming this Friday (7/6) at 3:30pm PT!

 


 

Vanguard Tier Logo - War Dragons

The Vanguard Dragons and Atlas

 

All Vanguard Dragons hail from Atlas, similar to the previous Harbinger Tier! New Atlas regions are waiting to be discovered with the Vanguard Dragons, including the Windblown Shroud, Frigid Narrows, and Northern Prairies. Each Dragon has a region in Atlas that they represent and defend from other fearsome attackers.

 

Atlas World Map - War Dragons

 


 

Jotun

Titanic Tempest

 

Vanguard Tier - Jotun

From the peaks of the Frigid Narrows, he weathers the storm

 

Throughout the Frigid Narrows, many strange stone tablets can be found, each covered in ancient runic carvings. These edifices were created by Jotun, an ancient dragon obsessed with accumulating knowledge. Since his birth, Jotun has been recording the land’s history, carving it into any available surface. Usually, some piece of exposed stone is nearby. But, sometimes, the only canvas is Jotun’s own skin and scales.

 

Legendary Ice Warrior

 

Breeding Pair: Keth + Shezard

 

Spells

  • Storm Shield - Active | Red | 2 Rage

    • Absorbs 150% of damage taken until depleted, then explodes, damaging 18% of Dragon’s Base HP to buildings. Spell has a 4 second duration and a 6 second cooldown.

  • Rampage - Active | White | 2 Rage

    • Gain 100% in increased Dragon damage. Heals Dragon for 20% of Dragon’s Base HP per tower destroyed. Rage regeneration is increased by 50%. Spell has a 4.5 second duration and a 10 second cooldown.

  • Sacrifice - Active | Blue | 0 Rage

    • Deals 15% damage to your dragon in exchange for gaining 2 Rage points.

  • Elemental Resist - Passive | Yellow

    • 50% Damage reduction against all elemental attacks, including flaks and beams.

 


 

Balahm

Pouncing Terror

 

Vanguard Tier - Balahm

A prowling predator, stalking other dragons from the jungle floor.

 

Humans in the Windblown Shroud must be constantly aware of their surroundings, lest they fall victim to the vicious jungle wildlife. In turn, the vicious jungle wildlife must constantly be on the lookout for Balahm.  One of the apex predators in the Shroud, Balahm fears nothing. He prowls the undergrowth, guarding his territory and turning those who stray too close into his next meal.

 

Legendary Dark Warrior

 
Breeding Pair: Rajin + Wydrian
 

Spells

  • Soul Devour - Active | Blue | 2 Rage

    • Places a buff on your dragon. For the duration, whenever a tower is destroyed your dragon will regain 25% of its Base HP and Rage. Spell has a 5 second duration.

  • Ferocious Shield - Active | White | 1 Rage

    • Absorbs all damage and supershots for 5 seconds. After the effect, Dragon deals up to 100% normal attack damage based on how much damage was absorbed. Dragon temporarily increases its attack power for 3 seconds after shield duration.

  • Regenerate - Active | Blue | 0 Rage

    • Heals 40% of Dragon’s Base HP over a 2 second duration. Spell has a 4 second cooldown.

  • Fire Flak Resist - Passive

    • Reduces damage from Fire Flak Towers by 70%.

 
 

 

Sanguis

Bloodmoon Drake

 

Vanguard Tier - Sanguis

Only emerges from the Twilight Woodlands during a harvest moon.

 

In the Twilight Woodlands, many natural phenomena manifest themselves with the presence of dragons. Some cause the seasons to come and go, while others bring with them more foreboding events. Sanguis’ appearance signals the arrival of a Blood Moon. When the sky turns crimson, all know that Sanguis is on the prowl.

 

Legendary Wind Hunter

 

Breeding Pair: Rajin + Lokan

Spells

  • Blood Essence - Active | Yellow | Rage Dependent

    • Gain 1 Rage and a Consume spell upon killing a tower. Spell has a 2.5 second cooldown.

  • Chaos - Active | Blue | 2 Rage

    • Dragon will do and extra 200% of damage on top of base damage during the spell’s 4 second duration.

  • Cloak - Active | Blue | 1 Rage

    • Conceals your dragon so that enemy towers cannot attack. Blue mages cancel this effect. Spell has a 12 second duration and 3 second cooldown, although the cooldown only takes effect when cloak is disturbed by an attack. There is no cooldown if disturbed by blue.

  • Adaptive Flak Resist - Active | Yellow | 0 Rage

    • Change Flak Resist type on use and gain a small amount of Rage. Cycles through Dark, Fire, Ice, and Electro Flak Resist. Resists by 70%.

 


 

Redrian

Draconic Artillery

 

Vanguard Tier - Redrian

The latest model of artificial dragon from the Fire Field artisans.

 

The gifted craftsmen of the Fire Fields have long been at war with the region’s hostile dragons. Rather than fighting with cannons and arrows, the folk of the Fire Fields constructed their own mechanical dragons to defend themselves. Redrian is the most recent combat model, based on what is colloquially called a “hunter” dragon.

 

Legendary Fire Hunter

 
Breeding Pair: Destar + Morthil

 

Spells

  • Flash - Active | Blue | 1 Rage

    • 100% dodge except for beam based attacks. These include ice turret, lightning tower, storm tower, and fire turret supershot. Dragon flies 50% slower. Spell has 4.25 second spell duration and a 3 second cooldown.

  • Galvanic Overload - Active | Red | 1 Rage

    • Upon activation, spell deals between 110% and 200% of your dragon’s Base HP to a tower. If this destroys the tower, a second cast appears that allows 1 bar of Rage to be regained at a cost of 10% of your dragons Base HP. The second cast is available within 4 seconds of the first.

  • Entrap - Active | White | 1 Rage

    • Temporarily disable towers in target area for 12 seconds. Disabled towers cannot attack or use super shots. The disable effect lasts for the spell duration or until the next time it takes damage (whichever comes first).

  • Adaptive Flak Resist - Active | Yellow | 0 Rage

    • Change Flak Resist type on use and gain a small amount of Rage. Cycles through Dark, Fire, Ice, and Electro Flak Resist. Resists by 70%.

 

 

Altimorak

Sylvan Arcanist

 

Vanguard Tier - Altimorak

A draconic archivist, and keeper of elven knowledge.

 

The Glowing Cradle is a magical cauldron for the elements. New life constantly emerges from the earth, imbued with elemental power. Altimorak is no exception. Birthed from a mountain near an elvish settlement, Altimorak watches over its flock, protecting their secrets and secluded way of life.

 

Legendary Earth Sorcerer

 

Breeding Pair: Destar + Estril

Spells

  • Earth Familiar - Passive | Yellow

    • Deals 1% of Dragon's HP as damage and has 500% of Dragon's Base HP as HP. Absorbs 20% of damage Dragon would receive and increases Rage generation by 50%.

  • Magic Barrier - Active | White | 0 Rage

    • Dragon is shielded from all damage and blocks Red and Blue Mage Tower Supershot’s Rage drain and freeze effect. Spell has a 3.5 second duration and 5 second cooldown.

  • Seeker Shots - Active | Red | 1 Rage

    • Shoots 10 homing shots at all targets in the area. Each projectile chooses one of the available towers at same chance and deals 13% of Dragon’s Base HP in damage.

  • Adaptive Flak Resist - Active | Yellow | 0 Rage

    • Change Flak Resist type on use and gain a small amount of Rage. Cycles through Dark, Fire, Ice, and Electro Flak Resist. Resists by 70%.

 


 

Kaze

Divine Typhoon

 

Vanguard Tier - Kaze

A graceful spirit of the four winds.

 

“This marks the fourth time I’ve tried passing through the fog. After leaving my campsite at dawn, I wandered for what felt like hours. Finally the fog lessened, and I rushed ahead only to emerge exactly where I started! This journey was not a waste, however. Today, the most beautiful dragon caught my eye. It was soaring in the winds above, frolicking in the fog. Perhaps one day this mysterious fog will lift. If that dragon was any indication of the land beyond, this will be the discovery of a lifetime.” - Tarik, field researcher.

 

 

Legendary Wind Sorcerer

 
Breeding Pair: Keth + Opes

 

Spells

  • Umbral Spike - Active | White | 1 Rage

    • Targeted area receives 10,000 times normal Dragon’s damage. Heals 15% of Dragon’s Base HP on use. Spell has a 6 second cooldown.

  • Northern Lights - Dark - Active | Blue | 2 Rage

    • Ribbons of energy surround the Dragon, making it invulnerable to all attacks for a 6 seconds. Once the 6 second duration is over, the ribbons of energy expand outward affecting buildings in range with a Rage Mark that gives a small amount of Rage that persists between rounds.  Dragon blocks Mage Tower's Supershot Rage drain and freeze effect while spell is active.

  • Mystic Barrage - Active | Blue | 1 Rage

    • Dragon breath attack deals 100% extra base attack damage. Spell has a 6 second duration.

  • Ice Flak Resist - Passive

    • Reduces damage from Ice Flak Towers by 70%.

 
 

 

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