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Heroes of the Storm Map Guide: Dragon Shire Guide

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Dragon Shire is traditional MOBA 3-corridor battleground. The only difference is the battleground has two shires and a dragon knight statue. Both shires and statue are located at the axle of the battleground. The way to control shires is similar with World of Warcraft's battle-map buildings – The progress bar will move toward the side which has more heroes within shire's control area. The progress won't go back automatically. So, if your rival doesn't go to capture the shires, your side needn't stay by these buildings.



After controlling two shires, your side needs to send a hero to activate Dragon Knight in the middle of the battleground. The hero can't be disturbed in the process of activation. After successfully activating, the hero you sent will become a Dragon Knight.

Dragon Knight Info
 
Flame Breath Cooldown: 4 seconds
Breathes fire towards the target area, burning enemies for 129 damage and leaves a patch of fire on the ground that deals 136 damage over 4 seconds.
Savage Charge Cooldown: 8 seconds
After a short delay, charge a target to knock them back and deal 320 damage.
Exit Kills the Dragon Knight, regain control of your hero.
Rubble Maker Damage dealt to structures is doubled.
Damage from structures is halved.
The Dragon Knight explodes on death, dealing 170 damage and knocking back nearby enemies.

How to Play

Compared with other battleground, Dragon Shire's objective is direct but the competition is fiercest. As we need to capture both shires at the same time to summon Dragon Knight, our team should be divided into two parts to attack two shires. 

Currently, most of the teams' tactic is to dispatch two heroes to a shire and leave one hero to activate Dragon Statue or disturb the rival to activate the statue.



To ensure to get the control of the shires, you also have to back to the lane frequently to kill enemy minions to upgrade your hero's level. Before activating the shires, there is a time on the upper part of the screen. You can decide to back to the shire or go on farming in term of the time.

After activating Dragon Knight, you team is beat to get together and push the lane which has weakest defence force. One thing to note is that Dragon Knight isn't unbeatable, although he is strong. So, Do Not go deep into enemy's camp without support. Dragon knight is the best tank in a team battle, so he must protect his teammates well. Besides, dragon knight has an active time. He should retreat some distance from the enemies before losing efficacy.

If your rival got Dragon Knight, all you have to do is to wait your teammates and kill the dragon knight together. 



(Other Battleground Guides: Blackheart's Bay; The Haunted Mines; Cursed Hollow)

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