Half-Dragon

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Half-Dragon
Half-Dragon Hero Large.png
Class traits
DRAGON TAIL
Start with 20% knockback
DRAGON BREATH
Fiery breath means normal attacks deal magical damage
DRAGON STATURE
Sight radius and starting health are doubled
Conversion

20% Knockback damage per 100 Conversion Points

Strategy

Half-Dragons specialize in knockback damage so it's important to position both you and your enemy in order to make the most out of it. Their magical attack allows them to easily bypass the defenses of monsters such as the Goo Blob Monster Icon.png Goo Blob, but at the same time makes enemies with magic resistance such as the Golem Monster Icon.png Golem more challenging. Knockback damage is still physical, and a half-dragon will need to balance his main attack and secondary knockback to deal with mixed threats. Dragon Stature gives half-dragons 10 extra health at the start, making level 1 catapults easier. The extra sight lets you see what you're about to knock your enemies into, avoiding blind attacks.

Since much of the half-dragon's damage will be coming from knockback, glyphs used to aid positioning are very useful for them. WEYTWUT.png WEYTWUT and ENDISWAL.png ENDISWAL, and in some cases WONAFYT.png WONAFYT, can move the enemy or yourself to get in position for a knockback. Other than those, there aren't any particular glyphs half-dragons require to be successful. PISORF.png PISORF can be somewhat useful as a glyph, but since the half-dragon gets free knockback on attack he often has better things to spend his mana on. Unlike the alpha half-dragon, the full version allows them to use BURNDAYRAZ.png BURNDAYRAZ without any penalty. This means they are not totally dependent on the HALPMEH.png HALPMEH glyph for a decent spellcasting option as they were in the alpha, although that glyph is still very useful for them

As for Gods, the half-dragon has great synergy with Binlor Ironshield Icon.png Binlor Ironshield since you'll be breaking a lot of walls. Stone Form and Stone Fist gives half-dragon serious boost to his damage output, plus some magic resistance. Stone Skin can be used for extra physical resistance as needed, but Stone Heart should be avoided; you need to conserve walls for knockback damage. There is no deity that is useless to the half-dragon, and he can work well with any of them.

The Half-dragon's knockback effect means that he greatly enjoys any source of base attack damage, and his focus on melee combat means that boosts to attack bonus aren't wasted either.

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