In this guide, we will talk about one of the simplest, yet most effective midlaners of pretty much any patch. Dragon Knight is one of those heroes that can follow the same steps every game and provide tons of impact for his team.


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Role in the game

Dragon Knight is a very versatile hero. Usually, he is played in the middle lane, but you can use him in pretty much any role, including carry, offlaner, và soft support.

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The purpose of Dragon Knight in the game is khổng lồ increase the pushing potential of his team. He is also a great frontliner & initiator.


Breath Fire is an AoE nuke that applies a damage reduction debuff. This spell helps DK to ensure last-hits of ranged creeps in the lane và improve his split pushing potential later into the game.

Dragon Tail is a powerful single-target stun, that applies a 2.5-second stun on its first màn chơi. While in melee form, Dragon Tail stuns instantly, making it impossible lớn dodge or react for the enemy. This skill gets insanely strong with the addition of màn chơi 25 talent.

Dragon Blood is a passive ability that improves the health regen & armor of Dragon Knight. The spell significantly improves DK’s sustain in the lane.

Elder Dragon Form turns DK inkhổng lồ a rồng, granting hyên ổn bonuses. The biggest strength of the Dragon Form is the ability lớn destroy towers very fast.



The tác phẩm build for Dragon Knight in the early stages of the game is very straightforward.

On your starting gold, you should purchase Gauntlet of Strength, Circlet, Faerie Fire, Quelling Blade, và two Iron Branches.

In the early-game get yourself Bracer và Soul Ring, follow it up with nguồn Treads và Magic Wvà.


In the mid-game, you will have sầu to make some choices. The default build that works perfectly in all ranks is Shadow Blade inlớn Blaông xã King Bar. In case you play against illusion-based heroes, it is a good decision khổng lồ go for Mjollnir. Heaven’s Halberd can be a great thành công against heroes with a high amount of physical damage, or powerful ranged heroes, such as Ursa, Medusa, or Gyrocopter.

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In the late-game Assault Cuirass is a must-have sầu công trình, follow it up with Daedalus, Satanic, và Aghanim’s Scepter.


Dragon Knight has one of the simplest gameplays in the game. The laning stage for DK is usually very easy since he has a lot of sustain thanks to lớn his passive sầu. Stay in the lane, ensure last-hits of ranged creeps with the help of Breath Fire and farm passively until you reach cấp độ 6. Once you get to lớn your ultimate, hotline a rotation from one of the supports and start pushing tier-1 tower. Be careful not lớn die right after you use Elder Dragon Form. If you fail to use your ultimate to get towers you can find yourself absolutely lost in the game.


Play around the cooldown of your ultimate, that’s pretty much your only goal in the game. Whenever ultimate is ready to use - push towers, in the meantime stack and farm neutrals.

Your goal during fights is khổng lồ stay in upfront of your teammates, tank incoming damage, và kill key enemy heroes.

Dragon Knight is a powerful initiator, so you should always be ready khổng lồ initiate fights with the help of either Shadow Blade or Blink Dagger.

Allies và counters

Dragon Knight can work with pretty much any heroes. He is picked quite commonly as a counter to Queen of Pain or Puck since neither of these heroes can vày anything lớn DK in the lane.

Good counters to lớn DK in the lane are Viper, Huskar, và Outworld Devourer.



Artur 'MaTa' Mkrtychian

Arthur "MaTa" Mkrtychian. Ukrainian DotA 2 player, who twice represented his country at the world finals of World Esports Sports Games. The highest rate of MMR is 7700.

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