Elemental Dragons in League of Legends: Wild Rift Explained
Ever wondered why enemy Yasuo is better than the Yasuo in your team? Is it runes, item build, or maybe better in-game mechanics? Well, in a 5v5 MOBA game like League of Legends: Wild Rift, there can be endless reasons for one thing or the other. However, in this guide, we’ll be talking specifically about the ‘Elemental Dragons’ in LoL Wild Rift and how much impact they can have in a game.
If you’re a veteran League of Legends PC player, then you may be already familiar with elemental dragons and the buff they provide to the team when killed. Just like League PC, there are four types of elemental dragons (spawns early game) and four elder elemental dragons (spawns in the later stages of the game) in LoL Wild Rift:
- Cloud Dragon (Elder Cloud Dragon)
- Infernal Dragon (Elder Infernal Dragon)
- Mountain Dragon (Elder Mountain Dragon)
- Ocean Dragon (Elder Ocean Dragon)
Normal Elemental Dragons
In Wild Rift, the first dragon spawns at 4:00 minutes into the game. There is no fixed order of their spawn as they spawn randomly. The buffs obtained from all the elemental and elder elemental dragons are permanent. Unlike PC League, the state/visuals of the map do not change in LoL Wild Rift after a dragon spawns. Without further due, let’s talk about each of these elemental dragons one by one.
The cloud dragon grants a 7.5% bonus movement speed to every player on the team that takes it down. Moreover, the movement speed bonus is doubled to 15% when out-of-combat. The buff from this dragon is beneficial for the support/assassin champions as it helps them move around the map faster.
The infernal dragon is considered to be one of the most important elemental dragons in LoL Wild Rift. On killing, it grants 8% increased damage to all the members of the team. The buff from this dragon is ideal for champions with high Attack and Ability Power damage.
Mountain dragon is the best dragon for a team composition consisting of more than one tank champion. When killed, it grants 6% maximum health as a shield after 5 seconds of not taking any damage from jungle monsters or enemy champions.
The ocean dragon grants 8% physical and magical vamp to the entire team when killed. The buff from this dragon is most suitable for the champions with abilities in their kit to self-heal after attacking an enemy champion or for those building items for life-steal.
Elder Elemental Dragons in Wild Rift
In the later stages of the game, ‘Elder Elemental Dragons’ spawn. All the elder elemental dragons have an elder bonus buff, which burns enemies on attacking and deals with true damage.
Elemental Cloud Dragon
Grants 11.25% bonus movement speed to all the members of the team, doubled to 22.5% when out-of-combat.
Elemental Infernal Dragon
Grants 12% increased Attack and Ability Power damage to all the members of the team.
Elemental Mountain Dragon
Grants 9% of maximum health as a shield after 5 seconds of not taking any damage from jungle monsters or enemy champions.
Elemental Ocean Dragon
Grants 12% physical and magical vamp to all the members of the team.
Things to Remember
- If you don’t kill the very first dragon, new dragons will not spawn.
- The spawn time of the elder elemental dragon varies from game to game. (Usually, it’s around the 16-minute mark)
- Buffs from elemental dragons are permanent.
Make sure you prioritize taking down these elemental dragons, and they can make your team more robust and even help you win games in Wild Rift.