Drednaw is a wild boss Pokemon found in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA). This guide includes how to defeat, location, spawn time, debuff, buff, exp & more!
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Drednaw - Latest Changes
Drednaw Adjustments (October 20th)
|Changes||- Shield & EXP gain reduced.|
Drednaw has received some balance adjustments in the October 20th patch. These take the form of a reduction in the overall exp and shield provided by Drednaw when it is defeated. As you can see the in the above video, the reduction isn't massive, so it's likely that the first Drednaw of the game will still be the most important objective.Patch Notes: Balance Patch (October 20th)
Drednaw - Effects & How To Beat
Shields The Whole Team When Beaten
|Shield Strength||Approx. 15% of max health|
Drednaw is a boss Pokemon that provides a defensive shield & exp to your entire team (regardless of their location relative to Drednaw) for a short while when defeated. The shield seems to absorb at least 15-20% of your maximum health worth of damage.How To Play Pokemon Unite
Also Provides EXP
|EXP Gained||Relative to your level|
Although it received a nerf in a past patch, Drednaw still provides a huge chunk of experience when defeated. Defeating it will often be enough to level up your Pokemon (though this depends on your level at the time). This can be huge in getting your team their Unite moves before the enemy!How To Level Up Fast - EXP Farming
Team That Does Last Hit Captures Drednaw
Overall damage done to Drednaw doesn't matter - what matters is who gets the last hit on it. For this reason, it's best to eliminate all enemy players nearby before attempting to finish it off!
State Of The Current Meta
The current Meta is deeply focused on defeating Drednaw as many times as possible. Top players will always be rotating bot at 7 minutes to accomplish this. In order to better understand the metagame of Pokemon Unite (especially at higher ranks), we've compiled a list of the Pokemon top 100 players use the most. Check out our Meta rank article for more info.Meta Team & Builds For Ranked
Rotom vs Drednaw
You may be thinking, "What about Rotom?". Rotom can also be a good objective to take if you are unable to contest Drednaw from the enemy team. Prioritizing either Wild Pokemon depends on the current state of the game.Rotom vs Drednaw
Drednaw - Spawn Timer & Location
Found At The Bottom Lane
Drednaw spawns in the small section at the center of the bottom lane. Specifically, it's at a small groove at the south of the bottom lane's center.Which Lanes to Play - Top, Mid, Bottom Lane Roles Guide
Icon Shows Up Upon Spawning
|Drednaw Appearance Time|
|Spawn Time||7-minute mark during the match|
|Respawn TIme||2 minutes after defeating|
A small countdown will appear on the minimap where Drednaw will appear. After the countdown, it's icon will flash on the minimap indicating its spawn. The icon suddenly disappearing means that it has been defeated.Map Guide - Types & Objectives
Shows Up 7 Minutes Into A Match
Drednaw has a set spawn time in every match. At the 7 minute mark, it along with Rotom will spawn in their designated spots.
Despawn In The Last 2 Minutes
Drednaw and Rotom will despawn after Zapdos appears in the last 2 minutes of the match. You'll have from 7-2 minutes (in-game) to defeat Drednaw as many times as you can!
Fighting Drednaw Tips
Prioritize Drednaw For EXP Boost
In the current meta, prioritizing Drednaw will cause your team to gain an EXP lead that can be used as leverage against your opponents. Try to immediately group up and defeat it after it spawns at the 7-minute mark. It's ideal for at least one player from the top lane to rotate bottom during this time as well.
Versatile Defensive Shield
Although the main draw of taking Drednaw is the incredible amount of exp it offers, its shield can still be useful for helping you clean up other Pokemon that might still be in the area.