For the troop of the same name in the Builder Base, see Baby Dragon/Builder Base.
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"This fire-breathing hatchling is shy around other air units, but leave it alone and it will throw a fit! When not around other air units, Baby Dragons become enraged and gain bonus damage and attack speed."

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Level 1 & 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7

  • Summary
    • The Baby Dragon is the 11th Elixir Troop unlocked in the Barracks.
    • The Baby Dragon is a fearsome flying unit and is capable of attacking both ground and air units. Unlike the Balloon, the Baby Dragon is both ranged and deals splash damage, like the Wizard and its adult version.
    • The Baby Dragon is enraged when no friendly air units (including other Baby Dragons) are within 4.5 tiles of it. During this rage, it does more damage and also attacks faster.
    • A Baby Dragon does splash damage over a small area when it attacks. This can be noticed when used against Clan Castle troops, or if it manages to attack a Wall through indirect means, i.e. when it is attacking defending enemy units over a Wall.
    • Baby Dragons have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building. However, once they become aware of enemy Clan Castle troops, Heroes, or Skeleton Trap skeletons (either by being attacked themselves or by being near another friendly troop under attack), they will leave their previously targeted building and instead engage the enemy troops. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, the Baby Dragons will proceed to attack the nearest structure.

  • Offensive Strategy
    • The Baby Dragon could be considered more versatile than the adult Dragon: they have about half the health and do about half the damage of a Dragon, but they have a rage mechanic (which enables it to do more damage than a Dragon would).
      • An attack using Baby Dragons would be less vulnerable to Seeking Air Mines, since it will only destroy 10 housing space of troops, compared to the Dragon. However, since the quantity of troops have increased, a horde of Baby Dragons would be more vulnerable to AOE damage, such as Wizard Towers and Air Bombs, since there are more individual units compared to the lower quantity but more durable Dragons. However, one could bring in Healing Spells to mitigate the splash damage.
    • Baby Dragons are especially good at funneling and destroying outer buildings to guide troops into the center of the base. They have relatively high health and can deal a lot of damage in their tantrums.
      • If you intend to funnel with Baby Dragons, you can consider bringing a Balloon to check and tank Seeking Air Mines which will kill the Baby Dragon prematurely. Also consider the location of Air Defenses; if they cover the edge, it can quickly kill the Baby Dragon.
    • Baby Dragons are excellent farming troops since they deal strong damage and have decent health. They can destroy outside collectors fast with the "enraged" ability. However, Air Defenses can cut them down, so it is recommended to have some sort of initial phase to deal with one or two of them. For example, use Lightning Spells to zap out the Air Defenses.
    • They can take on and defeat low-level defending Archer Queens by themselves which makes them a good choice to deal with the Queen if she is easily reachable. However, nearby defenses can turn the tide in the defending Archer Queen's favor.

  • Defensive Strategy
    • Baby Dragons are quite powerful air troops, and as such it can be difficult to defend against them. Multiple high-level Air Defenses are critical for success against Baby Dragons.
    • Baby Dragons are wonderful Clan Castle Troops. As a flying unit, the Baby Dragon is completely immune to attacks from most ground troops, and his splash damage capability makes it especially suited for destroying groups of Barbarians and Goblins. However, due to his enrage bonus damage, players can choose to request one Baby Dragon and fill the remaining spaces with ground troops.
    • Seeking Air Mines can one-shot Baby Dragons of relative level. Place them near Air Defenses to make sure they do not get destroyed.
    • Baby Dragons need to be alone in order for them to have their rage mechanic active. An Air Sweeper can clump them up and remove their advantage, making them somewhat bad.

  • Upgrade Differences
    • The Baby Dragon undergoes significant visual changes at levels 3, 4 and 6.
      • 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 3, the Baby Dragon's wings turn yellow.
      • At level 4, the Baby Dragon's wings turn into a pink-orange gradient and tongue turns pink.
      • At level 5, the Baby Dragon gains golden bracelets on each wrist.
      • At level 6, the Baby Dragon's wings turn blue and his tongue turns purple.
      • At level 7, the Baby Dragon's bracelets gain icy blue ornaments.

  • Trivia
    • You can have a maximum of 30 Baby Dragons at one time in a complete set of fully upgraded Army Camps. This number increases to 34 if you include the 4 that can fit into a level 8 or higher Clan Castle. On the battlefield, you can clone an additional 9 Baby Dragons with three level 5 or higher Clone Spells.
    • A Baby Dragon's shadow is oval, not dragon-shaped.
    • The Baby Dragon's upon-death skeleton is human shaped, similar to the other troops.
    • The Baby Dragon, along with the Miner, is one of the two troops in the Home Village to be directly transferred from one of Supercell's other games, Clash Royale.
    • The Baby Dragon was one of the only troop(s) in the game that didn't visually change with upgrades.
      • This trait was previously used with the Witch, before the Town Hall 11 Update. At one point, upgrading to the level 3 Baby Dragon, the unit didn't change color or wings at all. With the October 2016 update, Levels 3 & 4 were given pink wings (Level 4 shares the same pink wings of level 5 Baby Dragons.)
    • The fireballs that the Baby Dragon shoots are similar to the ones fired by Lava Hounds/Lava Pups.
    • When a Baby Dragon is enraged, a small purple lightning bolt appears over its head.
    • It is the only troop to appear in both the Home Village and the Builder Base.
    • When the Baby Dragon disappears upon death or at the end of a battle, it explodes into Dark Elixir despite being trained through regular Elixir.
Preferred Target Favorite Target Attack Type Damage Type Housing Space Housing Space Movement Speed Movement Speed Attack Speed Attack Speed Barracks Level Required Barracks Range Range Ability Damage Increase Ability Attack Speed Increase
None Area Splash 0.3 Tile Radius (Ground & Air) 10 20 1s 11 2.75 tiles 100% 50%
Training Time of Baby Dragons
1 Barracks 2 Barracks 3 Barracks 4 Barracks
6m 3m 2m 1m 30s
Damage per Second
Damage per Attack*
Training Cost
Research Cost
Research Time
Laboratory Level Required
1 75 75 1,200 5,000 N/A N/A N/A
2 85 85 1,300 6,000 4,000,000 5d 7
3 95 95 1,400 7,000 5,000,000 6d 8
4 105 105 1,500 8,000 6,000,000 7d 8
5 115 115 1,600 9,000 8,000,000 10d 9
6 125 125 1,700 10,000 9,000,000 14d 10
7 135 135 1,800 11,000 15,000,000 15d 12h 11

*Double this stat to find the Baby Dragon's enraged damage.

Super Troop Boost

Super Troop
Super Troops
Boost Cost
Dark Elixir
Baby Dragon Level Required
Inferno Dragon 25,000 6
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