The New Age of Wonders 4: Dragon Dawn
Content Pack allows players to harness the power of Ancient Dragon Lords and assume the role of a Dragon Ruler for the first time.From the Dragon Throne, players can build empires populated by reptilian minions, employing draconic magic focused on evolving their people.
Dragon Dawn introduces Dragon Rulers
, a unique new leader type that can be customized in every way from their snout to tail. They come with their own set of skills, equipment, transformations, and events. The expansion also presents the Lizardfolk
, a fresh aesthetic choice for players’ factions.
Related: List of all the New Units in Dragon Dawn
Included in the content pack are two key tomes: the Tome of Evolution
, adding evolving units and spells to enhance these units, and the Tome of Dragons
, introducing spells to summon, control, and even transform into dragons.Furthermore, the Ashen War
, a realm where six mighty elder dragons are engaged in conflict, is a new feature offering careful selection of alliances for a victorious end.
Players can choose between two Dragon Lords, each with a specific affinity – the Chaos Dragon
, dealing fire damage, and the Astral Dragon
, dealing lightning damage.Unlike the wealth-focused Champions and spell-focused Gaudia, Dragon Lords primarily concentrate on combat and battlefield tactics.The Dragon Lords’ distinctiveness also comes from their Dragon Horde
ability, letting them profit from unused items. However, to balance their power, they have a starting 30-gold unit upkeep and limitations on the number of hero items they can equip due to their dragon form.Players have extensive customization options for their Dragon Lords, including the choice of an affinity alignment that influences the type of damage dealt.These Dragon Lords, armed with dragon claws as their primary weapon, have a special ability called Draconic Rage
, dealing additional damage when their hit points fall below 60.
is a new physical form in this expansion, endowed with unique traits like being poisonous and cold-blooded. While players can create a Lizardfolk leader, it bars them from selecting the Dragon Lord hero type.
Two new magical tomes
introduced in the Dragon Dawn DLC enhance the strategic choices available to players. The Tome of Evolution
, for the first time in the game’s history, provides access to two different branches of the tree, both under the nature category. It offers one nature affinity and one chaos affinity.This DLC also unlocks the Tome of Dragons
at tier 3. This tome introduces powerful dragon units and skills, varying with the player’s alignment.Additionally, it contains the Draconian Transformation
, a unit enchantment that changes the target race into Draconians, gifting them with draconic rage and natural regeneration.
Lastly, the Scars of the Ashen War
, a realm ruled by dragons, is a key feature of the DLC. In this realm, a conflict called the Ashen War rages between two dragon factions: The Dawn Wardens
and The Reshapers
.This realm brings unique opportunities and challenges, including quests and powerful dragon cities.Age of Wonders 4: Dragon Dawn is scheduled to release on 20th June 2023.