El Dragón lost both his arms in his last big match against a rogue AI. Literally. As in a robot ripped both of his arms off during the Holo-Championship match. Rebuilt – and cybernetically re-armed – he’s more dangerous than ever before.
Francesco Drake ruled the LLC's professional wrestling circuit as El Dragón until his last match, when the renegade magnus ISIC claimed his title... and his arms. Fit with cybernetic replacements, El Dragón now fights for the Battleborn, patiently awaiting a rematch against his greatest foe.
- Role: Attacker
- ISIC was the one responsible for violently ripping off his original arms.
Each enemy killed boosts El Dragón’s primary melee combo damageby 1,5%, to a maximum of 10 stacks. Half of the stacks are lost on death.
El Dragón charges forward with his arms outstretched, dealing 67 damage to enemies.
M-RBX Cybernetic Arms
El Dragón’s primary melee combo is a flurry of blows, while his secondary is a powerful Clap. Activating his off-hand melee while sprinting executes a Dropkick.
El Dragón leaps into the air and falls back down, dealing 200 damage to nearby enemies.
CWF Championship Belt
The symbol of El Dragón’s faded glory in the ring provided a synergistic effect with the champ’s abilities, increasing his effectiveness in battle.
El Dragón explodes, dealing 167 damage to nearby enemies. For 10 seconds, El Dragon’s attacks and skills take on additional properties.
|Respect The Belt||Rewarded at Character Rank 15|
|Undefeated||Complete Lore Challenge "The Rise of the Dragon"|
|Crown Kicker||Randomly rewarded when opening LLC Loot Packs|
|Dragónmania||Marketplace purchase for 230 Platinum|
|Blazer Azul||Rewarded at Character Rank 4|
|Cheap Pop||Rewarded at Character Rank 8|
|Kayfabe||Rewarded at Character Rank 11|
|Parts Unknown||Rewarded at Character Rank 14|
|El Rudo||Complete Challenge "Master of El Dragón"|
|Campeón||Randomly rewarded when opening LLC Loot Packs|
|El Techno||Randomly rewarded when opening LLC Loot Packs|
|Bleak Fandango||Marketplace purchase for 420 Platinum|
For the Character Lore, see Character Lore.
|Armed And Handsomest||Complete 3 matches while on the same team as Kleese.|
|Fired Up||Kill 20 enemy Battleborn while En Fuego.|
|The Fall Of The Luchador||Destroy 100 Minions with Dragon Splash.|
|The Price for Disarmament||Strike 4 enemies with a single use of clothesline, 100 times.|
|The Rise Of The Dragon||Land the killing blow on ISIC in “The Algorithm”.|
|Level||PURE FACE||Mutators||HEEL TURN|
|1||The Stunner||Untouchable||The Comeback|
|Enemies hit by Clothesline are slowed. +30% Slow for 3 seconds.||El Dragón suffers reduced damage while Clothesline is active. +30% Damage Reduction.||Enemies hit by Dragon Splash deal reduced damage for a short time. -30% Damage for 8 seconds.|
|Dragon Splash leaves behind an electrical field that deals damage over time to nearby enemies. +720 Damage over 6 Seconds.||Each target hit with Dragon Splash increases movement speed and decreases the skill's cooldown. +10% Movement Speed, -10% Cooldown Time Per Hit.|
|3||Deafening Applause||Power Fists|
|El Dragon's Clap attack is accompanied by a powerful shockwave dealing area of effect damage. +100% Attack Range.||Replaces El Dragón's primary melee combo finisher with a powerful, single-target punch.|
|While in a Clothesline sprint, hitting a wall or cancelling the dash turns El Dragón around, allowing for a second dash.||Deactivating Clothesline mid-sprint stops the dash and executes a ground slam, knocking enemies into the air.|
|Each Undisputed Champion stack also reduces damage taken by 3%.||Each Undisputed Champ stack also increases skill damage by 3%.||Each Undisputed Champion stack also boosts El Dragón’s movement speed by 1.5%.|
|Activating Dragon Splash prompts El Dragón’s shields to immediately begin recharging, as well as imparting health regen. +84 Health Regeneration over 4 Seconds.||El Dragón's melee attack speed for a short time after activating Dragon Splash. +20% Attack Speed.||Increases Clothesline’s damage. +15% Damage.|
|7||From The Top Rope||Big Splash|
|Reduces Dragon Splash’s cooldown, allowing more frequent use. -20% Cooldown Time.||Increases the size of Dragon Splash’s area of effect. +50% Area of Effect Radius.|
|8||Heart Of The Champion||Unbelieveable||Attitude Adjustment|
|Returns all health damage dealt by El Dragón’s Dropkick attack to his health. +100% Life Steal.||Replaces El Dragón's Dropkick with a bicycle kick that launches forward and damages enemies.||Enemies struck by Dropkick suffer increased damage for a short time. +16% Damage Amplification for 8 Seconds.|
|9||Cut The Line||Lifeline|
|Each target hit with Clothesline reduces the skill’s cooldown. -10% Cooldown Time Per Hit.||Health Damage dealt by Clothesline is returned to El Dragón as health. +100% Life Steal.|
|Activating En Fuego creates a ring of fire, dealing damage to enemies as they enter or exit.||While En Fuego is active, Clothesline leaves behind a trail of electricity that damages foes. Up to +720 Damage Over 6 Seconds.||While En Fuego is active, El Dragon’s secondary melee attack fires a massive fireball dealing 167 damage.|
- Additional Helix options that can be unlocked by levelling the respective character rank.
- A third option added to a pre-defined Helix choice.
- Maximum of 1 additional helix choice for each character Helix level
- They first show up ingame after they are unlocked for the individual character.
- 5 additional helix choices per character
- Ingame selection via:
- F (PC)
- Y (Xbox Controller)
- Triangle (PS4)
|Character Rank 3||Level 1||Untouchable|
|Requires character rank 3 to unlock = 105 total XP.||El Dragón suffers reduced damage while Clothesline is active. +30% Damage Reduction.|
|Character Rank 5||Level 5||Uncanny|
|Requires character rank 5 to unlock = 250 total XP.||Each Undisputed Champ stack also increases skill damage by 3%.|
|Character Rank 7||Level 6||Unstoppable|
|Requires character rank 7 to unlock = 470 total XP.||El Dragón's melee attack speed for a short time after activating Dragon Splash. +20% Attack Speed.|
|Character Rank 9||Level 8||Unbelieveable|
|Requires character rank 9 to unlock = 775 total XP.||Replaces El Dragón's Dropkick with a bicycle kick that launches forward and damages enemies.|
|Character Rank 12||Level 10||Unquenchable|
|Requires character rank 12 to unlock = 1455 total XP.||While En Fuego is active, Clothesline leaves behind a trail of electricity that damages foes. Up to +720 Damage Over 6 Seconds.|
This strategy guide was created to help players determine the best Gear and Helix choices for this Hero based on Game Mode type and Role. Contributors are encouraged to share their knowledge so that others may benefit from it.
More Splash Than A Waterpark: El Dragón's Splash skill is a very useful tool in the game. Take the damage debuff at level 1, then the AoE in level 2. Later on, grab the attack rate boost post-splash, and the radius increase for Splash.
For Meltdown, you run in, splash a minion group, hit them a couple of times, and get out of there, using clothesline to escape if you have to. If you see a hot teamfight happening, jump in and splash on the enemies, and run out. Have a shard generating item, and grab shards whenever you can, build turrets and healers and do whatever you have to do to get XP. At level 3, you get the ranged Clap attack, which will help soften up minion waves, and the PVP hit-and-run becomes "splash in, clap a few times at whoever looks lowest, run out". Pick up shards whenever you can while Splash is on cooldown, build the occasional turret or accelerator, but prioritize completing your items. If you get low on health, Clothesline out of there, get around the corner, and enjoy your magnificent dancing as you teleport back to base.
After you unlock En Fuego, the game changes. Take whichever passive boost you want at level 5--I prefer the damage resistance, but there's arguments for the others. Now you run around looking for people who are alone or weakened. You pop the ultimate, then Splash down on them so it stuns them, and unload your primary attack in their face. If you need to close and you're sure of your aim, use En Fuego Clothesline to close the distance, then splash, then finish with melee. While En Fuego is on cooldown, continue to Splash in on minion groups. For team fights, you pop En Fuego and then splash in on the enemies and hop to hit all of them. If you do, aim for the way most of them are and start clapping.
Keep in mind the Clap attack's ranged upgrades is great for chasing down someone running, or hurting a cloaked enemy. If you're high enough level, you might as well grab the Bicycle Kick, it's hilarious and fun to catch someone with. If you get rolling enough, any cautious enemies will avoid you if they haven't seen you En Fuego, so you can sort of run them off and make runs at breaking their accelerators and supply stations and turrets. You're still susceptible to ganks, though, El Dragon is never what you'd call tanky, so try to not be outnumbered. If you buddy up with a Miko, the healing beam can definitely extend your ability to slug it out.
Gear...well, you want attack damage, maybe some shield penetration or attack speed. I personally got very lucky and got the Pacifier and the Shield Web Interdictor, which gives all sorts of fun debuffs on the enemies--the Pacifier raises your attack damage and cuts the enemy's, the SWI gives some shield penetration and skill damage boost, and enemies damaged by your skills can't regen their shields for eight seconds. They both drop from the Algorithm, so happy looting and you're welcome for the tip. For the third item, some sort of shard generator is useful, and what I use, but use whatever you think would fit best.
- Increased base health by 16%.
- Fixed an issue that caused shadow effects to persist underneath.
- Fixed an issue that allowed players to move bosses using El Dragon’s level 8 Mutation, Unbelievable.