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A Creation from Dreams: Somnus, the Nightmare

Duskfall Season - Somnus

The darkest night is upon us.


No stranger to the dead of night, the mythical Duskfall Festive Dragon, Somnus, makes its debut in War Dragons. Beware the terrors that come out at night, for Somnus is the undead among the living...and they're coming for you in your dreams!


Somnus will be the final Dragon available in the Duskfall Season. Created entirely by the Dragons community, Somnus represents both the dreams of the people and the nightmares created from visions of its existence.


Take a look at how Somnus was co-created with Dragon Lords, from its first designs on Twitch, to its name and backstory:


War Dragons Weekly | Twitch Sculpts A Dragon


By the end of the livestream, our first draft of the new Dragon looked like this:


Twitch Sculpts a Dragon - Stream Render


As the Festive Dragon of the Season, Somnus’ kit is built for major power against undefended bases. The Dragon would do well to have allies against defended enemy bases, so be sure another lurking terror joins them on their night ride.


Somnus will release on Halloween Day, when the spirits of the dead return to the Earth. With Somnus leading the way, will you be among the living after the night concludes?


To see Somnus in action, tune in to this week’s Dragons livestreams happening this week! Catch the show on Twitch this Wednesday (10/31) at 3pm PT and Facebook Live this Thursday (11/1) at 2pm PT!



The Nightmare


Born from humans' worst nightmares, growing stronger every night.


For many, Dragons bring awe and wonder in their wake. But for some, Dragons are creatures to fear, and that fear lives on in their dreams and nightmares. Somnus is a being born from those terrifying nightmares, an amalgamation of people's worst fears. Trapped in the realm of dreams, they stalk through the nightmares of dreaming humans, feeding off of their fear. As All Hallows Eve draws near and the veil between this world and others thins, many have awoken from a nightmare about Somnus, only to see a glint of sharp teeth or a glow of red eyes that slowly fade away, leaving only the unsettling feeling that one day soon, they will awake to a fully formed dragon ready to devour them.

Thanks to Dragon Lord StWalker for submitting the winning name and lore for Somnus!


Legendary Dark Sorcerer




  • Soul Barrage - Active | White | 1 Rage

    • ​Shoots 5 homing shots at all targets in the area. Each projectile randomly chooses one of the available towers and deals 20% of Dragon’s Max HP in damage. Spell has a 1.75 second cooldown, and is available to cast immediately afterwards.

  • Death Knell - Active | Red | 2 Rage

    • Upon activation, this spell will fully restore the Dragon’s health and rage immediately. Dragon simultaneously deals 15% of Base HP as area damage to nearby towers and gains brief invincibility for 2 seconds. Spell has a 15 second cooldown.

  • Ectoplasmic Breath - Active | White | 0 Rage

    • Basic fireball attack deals 200% increased damage (300% total damage) and causes towers to take damage over time. Spell is active for 4 seconds, and does not have any cooldown.

  • Dark Flak Resist - Passive

    • Reduce damage taken from Dark Flak Towers by 70%.


Runes and Glyphs:

  • Epic Rune of Horrors: Increases Soul Barrage Damage

  • Legendary Rune of Horrors: Increases Soul Barrage Damage

  • Mythic Glyph of Horrors: Increases Soul Barrage Damage and Sorcerer HP


Do you dare dream of mastering the Nightmare, Somnus? Head over to the official War Dragons Forums to discuss the latest addition to the Duskfall Season with the Dragons community.


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