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For its Home Village counterpart, see Baby Dragon/Home Village.
Baby Dragon info
"Cute, snuggly and prone to fire-spitting tantrums. Rampant destruction has never been so adorable."

Baby Dragon1
Level 5-7
Baby Dragon2
Level 8-11
Baby Dragon4
Level 12-15
Baby Dragon5
Level 16-19
Baby Dragon8
Level 20


  • The Baby Dragon is a flying troop unlocked when the Builder Barracks is upgraded to level 6.
  • Baby Dragons have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building to them. However, once they become aware of enemy Guard Post troops or Zappies (either by being attacked themselves or being near another friendly troop under attack), they will leave their previously targeted building and engage the enemy troops instead. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, they will proceed to attack the nearest building from their current location.
  • The Baby Dragon has two abilities in the Builder Base: Tantrum and Fiery Sneeze.
    • The Tantrum ability is passive, and boosts the Baby Dragon's damage and attack speed when it is separated from other air units by a distance of at least 4.5 tiles.
    • The Fiery Sneeze ability can be used once per battle. When activated, the Baby Dragon spews flames that damage a large area in front of it. The damage dealt by the Fiery Sneeze can be boosted by Tantrum.
  • Compared to its Home Village counterpart, it moves slightly faster but has a slightly shorter range.


Offensive Strategy

  • Try to destroy or avoid Air Bombs/Mega Teslas as they do the most damage to the Baby Dragons.
  • Try to destroy Firecrackers that are sniping at your Baby Dragons from afar.
  • Keep the Baby Dragons apart so their Tantrum ability will be activated and deal extra damage.
  • It is a good idea to use a mass Baby Dragon attack as they have many different uses. You may find it useful to hold some of your Baby Dragons in reserve during the attack so that the ones currently on the battlefield can easily utilize their Tantrum ability. Then, once these Baby Dragons start to die out, you can deploy the Baby Dragons in reserve to replace the ones you lost.
  • Baby Dragons are great tanks for Beta Minions, allowing them to be on the field for longer when they would otherwise be wiped out, even if this means their Tantrum ability can no longer activate.
  • The Baby Dragon can hit two buildings/Walls at once. However, like most troops with splash damage, it typically aims for the center and this will only rarely happen if it targets a Guard Post troop that happens to walk by a building. The damage delivered in one or two hits may not be significant, but can prove incredibly helpful if the building is low on health and can't be easily attacked further.
  • If you have the Battle Machine, you can use it to shield Baby Dragons from Archer Towers and Hidden Teslas. However, note that the Battle Machine may not be able to hold its own against other ground defenses such as Double Cannons and Crushers, which still needs to be taken out otherwise.
  • You can use Baby Dragons to destroy Crushers and other ground-attacking defenses to give way for your ground troops, and, if possible, the Battle Machine. Once all the threatening defenses are down the ground troops can demolish the AA defenses and allow the rest of your dragons to take the base by storm.
  • While this may not be immediately obvious, lone Baby Dragons can decimate any defense one-on-one at full health if they are at relative levels.
  • Fiery sneeze could be useful to take out Zappies in O.T.T.O's Outpost as the damage one-shots them and wouldn't interfere other troops.

Defensive Strategy

  • On defense, protect your Firecrackers and Air Bombs to prevent them from being taken out using other distraction buildings.
  • Archer Towers set to fast attack mode are as powerful as Firecrackers when it comes to defending against Baby Dragons.
  • Air Bombs are the Baby Dragon's arch-nemesis since they can not only deal devastating splash damage but also hard and comes in with an endless supply against it.
  • A Mega Mine set to Air can deal heavy damage to multiple Baby Dragons.
  • Mega Teslas are very powerful against Baby Dragons. Try to place splash damage defenses like Roasters and Air Bombs near it so that the Mega Tesla does not get distracted by smaller troops like Bats.

Upgrade Differences

  • The Baby Dragon undergoes significant visual changes at levels 8, 12, 16.
    • Initially, it appears as a small lime green Dragon with the spikes and tips of its wings being orange. Its hands and feet are a dark orange that fades back into the body.
    • At level 8, the Baby Dragon's wings turn yellow.
    • At level 12, the Baby Dragon's wings and tongue turn pink, and it gains golden bracelets on each wrist.
    • At level 16, the Baby Dragon's wings turn blue and his tongue turns purple.
    • At level 20, the Baby Dragon's bracelets grow bigger, and its legs get a golden accent. His hind legs also receive golden coating of armour.


Attack Type Damage Type Movement Speed Movement Speed Attack Speed Attack Speed Number of Units per Army Camp
Troop Capacity
Builder Barracks Level Required Builder Barracks Range Range
Area Splash 24 1s 1 6 2.5 tiles
Special Abilities Special Ability
Fiery Tantrum (Activated Ability) Tantrum (Passive Ability)
Sneezes up a cone of fire dealing damage when activated When separated from other air units, damage is increased
Damage per Second
Damage per Attack
Tantrum Damage Bonus
Special Ability
Fiery Sneeze Damage
Special Ability
Research Cost
Builder Elixir
Research Time
Star Laboratory Level Required
Star Laboratory
5 62 62 1,331 +60% 80-100 N/A N/A N/A
6 62 62 1,331 +70% 80-100 360,000 16h 4
7 68 68 1,464 +70% 80-100 380,000 20h 4
8 68 68 1,464 +70% 128-160 400,000 1d 4
9 75 75 1,611 +70% 128-160 1,000,000 1d 12h 5
10 75 75 1,611 +80% 128-160 1,200,000 2d 5
11 83 83 1,772 +80% 128-160 1,400,000 2d 6
12 83 83 1,772 +80% 220-275 1,600,000 2d 12h 6
13 91 91 1,949 +80% 220-275 2,400,000 3d 12h 7
14 91 91 1,949 +90% 220-275 2,600,000 4d 12h 7
15 100 100 2,144 +90% 220-275 3,400,000 5d 12h 8
16 100 100 2,144 +90% 320-400 3,600,000 5d 12h 8
17 110 110 2,358 +90% 320-400 4,100,000 6d 9
18 110 110 2,358 +100% 320-400 4,300,000 6d 9
19 120 120 2,358 +100% 320-400 5,100,000 6d 12h 10
20 120 120 2,358 +100% 440-550 5,500,000 6d 12h 10


  • You can have a maximum of 24 fully upgraded Baby Dragons in a set of Army Camps.
  • The Baby Dragon's gender has been confirmed as male, as the Clash Royale Baby Dragon commercial referred to Baby Dragon as "he".
  • When the Baby Dragon activates Tantrum, it becomes immobile for a moment.
  • The Baby Dragon and Raged Barbarian are the only Builder Base Troops not to have unique sounds when deployed, attacking, and dying.
  • Unlike other Builder Base troops, the Baby Dragon in Builder Base doesn't visually differ from the Baby Dragon that's from the Home Village.
Builder Base Army
Troops Raged BarbarianSneaky ArcherBoxer GiantBeta MinionBomberBaby DragonCannon CartNight Witch (Bat) • Drop Ship (Skeleton) • Power P.E.K.K.AHog GliderElectrofire Wizard
Heroes Battle MachineBattle Copter