Crystal Dragon

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Neutral creatures
Level 1
Peasant Peasant
Halfling Halfling
Level 2
Rogue Rogue
Boar Boar
Leprechaun Leprechaun Horn of the Abyss
Level 3
Nomad Nomad
Mummy Mummy
Level 4
Sharpshooter Sharpshooter
Satyr Satyr Horn of the Abyss
Steel Golem Steel Golem Horn of the Abyss
Level 5
Troll Troll
Gold Golem Gold Golem
Fangarm Fangarm Horn of the Abyss
Level 6
Diamond Golem Diamond Golem
Enchanter Enchanter
Level 7
Faerie Dragon Faerie Dragon
Rust Dragon Rust Dragon
Crystal Dragon Crystal Dragon
Azure Dragon Azure Dragon
Castle Rampart Tower
Inferno Necropolis Dungeon
Stronghold Fortress Conflux
Cove Neutral
Crystal Dragon
Creature Crystal Dragon.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif
Resource Crystal 20x18.gif
Attack 40
Defense 40
Damage 60–75
Health 800
Speed 16
Movement Ground
Size 2
Growth 1
AI Value 39338
 Special abilities:
• Crystal generation
Magic resistance +20%
• Counts as dragon
Crystal Cave  Crystal Dragon (adventure map).gif

Crystal Dragons are level 7 neutral creatures recruited from the Crystal Cavern.

"Made entirely from red crystal and brought to life through magical means, the Crystal Dragon is literally semitransparent, lit from the center by its magical heart. Used frequently as a training tool for young dragon slayers, many wizards also create these creatures for the crystal they shed." AB manual

Tactics and info[edit]

Placing Crystal Dragons (as well as any living Dragons) in the Skeleton Transformer will give you Bone Dragons instead of regular Skeletons.

They are also the second strongest creature in the game in raw stats, the first being the Azure Dragon. Crystal Dragons can also be resurrected, probably due to their magical heart, even though they are considered to be golems.

Crystal generation special ability[edit]

Crystal Dragons have vaguely phrased special ability called crystal generation. It produces three crystals (3x Crystal) at the beginning of each week if the player has at least one crystal dragon in any of his armies. The effect is not cumulative, which means that several crystal dragon stacks in a hero's army or several crystal dragon stacks in different heroes' armies does not produce more than the three crystals.


Crystal Dragons were added in Armageddon's Blade so there are no Crystal Dragons or Crystal Caverns in Restoration of Erathia. They also appear at the end of the Crystal Dragons scenario from the Dragon Slayer campaign in Armageddon's Blade.


Even though in the game files themselves the Crystal Dragon and other neutral dragons are considered to be level 7, the official editor shows they are level 10 (8 for Faerie Dragon). This is either due to code limitations and impossibility of creating a unit with tier higher than 7, either because the developers didn't have time, motivation or reason to add a new creature level in the game code and invest time in that, just telling us they are level 10, respectively 8. As such, even now their levels are still being debated.

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