Creating items for Dragon Knight
Below you'll find technical information necessary to create a valid item for Dragon Knight.

Dragon Knight bio

After years on the trail of a legendary Eldwurm, the Knight Davion found himself facing a disappointing foe: the dreaded Slyrak had grown ancient and frail, its wings tattered, its few remaining scales stricken with scale-rot, its fangs ground to nubs, and its fire-gouts no more threatening than a pack of wet matchsticks. Seeing no honor to be gained in dragon-murder, Knight Davion prepared to turn away and leave his old foe to die in peace. But a voice crept into his thoughts, and Slyrak gave a whispered plea that Davion might honor him with death in combat. Davion agreed, and found himself rewarded beyond expectation for his act of mercy: As he sank his blade in Slyrak's breast, the dragon pierced Davion's throat with a talon. As their blood mingled, Slyrak sent his power out along the Blood Route, sending all its strength and centuries of wisdom to the knight. The dragon's death sealed their bond and Dragon Knight was born. The ancient power slumbers in the Dragon Knight Davion, waking when he calls it. Or perhaps it is the Dragon that calls the Knight...

Model and texture files

Use the hero model to see your item in context. Download Dragon Knight model

Item slots and their budgets

  • LoD0 Triangle Limit: 1000
  • LoD1 Triangle Limit: 550
  • Texture Size: 256H x 256W
  • LoD0 Triangle Limit: 1600
  • LoD1 Triangle Limit: 1200
  • Texture Size: 256H x 512W
  • LoD0 Triangle Limit: 800
  • LoD1 Triangle Limit: 600
  • Texture Size: 256H x 256W
  • LoD0 Triangle Limit: 1000
  • LoD1 Triangle Limit: 750
  • Texture Size: 256H x 256W
  • LoD0 Triangle Limit: 1000
  • LoD1 Triangle Limit: 500
  • Texture Size: 256H x 256W
  • This model should primarily be bound to the bone: sword_1
Weapon Offhand
  • LoD0 Triangle Limit: 1000
  • LoD1 Triangle Limit: 750
  • Texture Size: 256H x 256W
  • This model should primarily be bound to the bone: shield_2
Elder Dragon (Shapeshift)
  • LoD0 Triangle Limit: 6000
  • LoD1 Triangle Limit: 4000
  • Texture Size: 512H x 512W
  • To support cloth simulation and animation layering, Elder Dragons can only use Valve's default skeleton, joint positions and animations. There is no option to create custom animations or skeletons. Layered Dragon cast and attack animations may not play correctly in-game through the workshop tool but you will be able to preview more animations in the Preview Model page using the animation drop-down list. Valve will add cloth and full in-game animations if the item ships. Please model a mouth that can open and weight the lower jaw to the jaw bone since the dragon needs to open its mouth for attacks. Also, The Elder Dragon supports multiple material submissions, each corresponding to the levels the Elder Dragon can achieve. There are are four total; 3 for each level upgrade plus the fourth from equipping an Aghanim's Scepter.