Guardian of Night
Draconic Taxonomical Field Guide, 2nd. ed
Appendix XXI: A brief note on Radiant Dragons
As of this writing, the so-called Radiant dragons have been newly revealed to the world. Scholars have already hypothesized the hooded dragon, Novarrion, has what is, at best, described as an esoteric task, guarding the cycle of night and day. What this exactly means, scholars will likely spend years debating, but as this publication's goals are a full and accurate understanding of all dragons and dragon types, we must include a disclaimer: much of this entry is unsubstantiated.
Those who have witnessed the might of Novarrion frequently reference corruption as a threat to the cycle of day and night and uniformly describe the day and night cycle as a source of great power.
Mythic Ice Sorcerer
● EMPTY NIGHT - Active| White | 1 Rage
Deals (0)% of dragon’s modified HP as damage to nearby towers and freezes nearby towers for (3) seconds. Affected towers take 50% increased damage. Duration: 3s. Cooldown: 5s.
● NIGHT BOLT - Active | White | 1 Rage
Damages towers in the target area for (25) times the dragon’s modified attack power. Cooldown: 4s.
● GLOAMING - Active | White | 1 Rage
Dragon’s breath attack deals (250)% increased damage and freezes buildings for (2) seconds. Duration: 5s. Cooldown: 4s.
● NIGHTWINDS - Active | Blue | 1 Rage
Dragon flies at (25)% of it’s base speed, dodges all incoming projectile attacks and supershots for (3) seconds and deals (10)% of its modified HP as damage to all nearby towers. Duration: 3s. Cooldown: 6s.
Design Intent and Strategy
Novarrion, Guardian of Night, is a careful, controlling dragon that prefers its enemies have no chance to act at all. Gloaming, Novarrion’s signature ability, turns its 3-pronged dragon breath into an icy blast that freezes every tower hit for a short time.
Novarrion typically starts an attack with Empty Night, a powerful icy roar that freezes nearby enemies and increases the damage they take. Following with Night Bolt, a focused blast of dark energy, destroys one tower.
Novarrion excels at keeping its enemies under control and frozen, but has to weave abilities together to make sure it is also doing enough damage to destroy those enemies. Against longer bases, choosing when and how to overlap Empty Night’s vulnerability inducing freeze with Gloaming’s extra damage can be the difference between defeating an enemy in one pass or requiring help from other Radiant dragons.
Should its enemies escape its icy grasp, Novarrion has one more layer of defenses, usually used only as a last resort, Night Winds surrounds the dragon with a bitter gale, slowing its own flight but deflecting all projectiles and raking nearby enemies with pulses of dark power.