Red Dragon and Black Dragon

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Dungeon creatures
Level 1
Troglodyte Troglodyte
Infernal Troglodyte Infernal Troglodyte
Level 2
Harpy Harpy
Harpy Hag Harpy Hag
Level 3
Beholder Beholder
Evil Eye Evil Eye
Level 4
Medusa Medusa
Medusa Queen Medusa Queen
Level 5
Minotaur Minotaur
Minotaur King Minotaur King
Level 6
Manticore Manticore
Scorpicore Scorpicore
Level 7
Red Dragon Red Dragon
Black Dragon Black Dragon
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Statistics
Red Dragon
Creature Red Dragon.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif
2500
Resource Sulfur 20x18.gif
1
Attack 19
Defense 19
Damage 40–50
Health 180
Speed 11
Movement Flying
Size 2
Growth 1
 Special abilities:
Dragon
Breath attack
Immune to spells level 1–3
Black Dragon
Creature Black Dragon.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif
4000
Resource Sulfur 20x18.gif
2
Attack 25
Defense 25
Damage 40–50
Health 300
Speed 15
Movement Flying
Size 2
Growth 1
 Special abilities:
Dragon
Breath attack
Immune to all spells
Hates Giants and Titans

Red Dragons and Black Dragons are level 7 creatures of Dungeon, and are recruited from the Dragon Cave.

Red and black dragons with their great mobility, flying ability, and powerful breath weapons are among the most effective units in the game. Red dragons are immune to spells below level four. Black dragons are twice as durable, do 150% damage to giants and titans, and are immune to all spells. This spell immunity is a double-edged sword, though, as it makes both Red and Black dragons immune to most beneficial spells, including Resurrection. Placing Hydras or any living Dragons in the Skeleton Transformer will give you Bone Dragons instead of regular Skeletons.

Red Dragons have an AI Value of 4702, while Black Dragons have an AI Value of 8721.

Closer look at Black Dragon[edit]

Toughness[edit]

With the health value of 300, Black Dragon is one of the toughest creatures in the game. In the original Restoration of Erathia it was toughest of the dragons and overall its health was only matched by Titans' and Ancient Behemoths'. It also has more Defense than either of those creatures. Armageddon's Blade expansion introduced four new dragons, Faerie Dragon, Rust Dragons, Crystal Dragons and Azure Dragons, which all are neutral creatures and have more health than Black Dragons.

Tactics[edit]

Because of the Black Dragons' spell immunity, they are suitable to be used in tactics often called dragogeddon. In dragogeddon, a hero with preferably high power skill and Armageddon spell attacks with an army only consisting of creatures immune or very resilient to the Armageddon spell. The tactics may be used in "hit-and-run" tactic, to advance through wandering creatures or even to slay enemy heroes. In Restoration of Erathia series, Black Dragons were the best creature to use in dragogeddon.

The benefit of using Black Dragons in this tactics is their high initiative, in other words, their speed. Only Phoenixes are faster creatures that are immune to Armageddon. High initative enables hero to act first in the combat, and this way possibly win the battle before enemy gets a chance to flee, surrender or otherwise cause resistance.

Semantics[edit]

Black Dragon has become a symbol of the Heroes series since it first appeared in Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars. It is also the symbol for the best player effectiveness in high score tables.