If you are here and reading this, you are probably interested in the Dragon Lore AWP and how you can obtain one for your inventory, or maybe you just want to use one of these and be able to brag about it to your friends and enemies alike. Perhaps you just wish to try and buy the Dragon Lore, or you already know where to find one and are wondering if it is the right trade for you and if there is any risk involved. Regardless of your intention, you have come to the right place because this article will be covering everything there is to know about the AWP Dragon Lore, from where you can buy it, to its description, to where and how to trade it completely risk-free. We know this is exciting, but try to sit back and relax as we jump right into it. If you want to see more expensive skins consider taking a look at our article on The Most Expensive CSGO Skins in 2020. If rare and interesting skins are more up your alley then our M4A4 Howl article will perfectly suit your needs.
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What is The AWP Dragon Lore?
The AWP Dragon Lora is a famous CS: GO skin for the AWP sniper rifle and while CS: GO weapon skins have no impact on the stats and performance of weapons and are purely cosmetic, this sniper rifle doesn't need any as it can kill an opponent with only one shot. Since it is one of only a few weapons capable of the one-shot kill, many players choose to use it extensively, which makes skins for this weapon extremely sought after, and among them, the AWP Dragon Lore skin is the holy grail.
The AWP Dragon Lore is a covert skin and as a covert skin, it is one of the rarer and sought after skins by default. It features a custom description ” It has been custom painted with a knotwork dragon.” and is one of the items contained in the Cobblestone Collection only available to viewers of the tournaments played on the Cobblestone map.
History of The AWP Dragon Lore
The AWP Dragon Lore was added to the game on July 1st, 2014 and since then, it has become famous or rather infamous for its high price and difficulty to get one of them in your inventory. It is covert skin that is a part of a collection of skins, the Cobblestone Collection, and as such it is very difficult to obtain, so much so that most players never even try to get one of them. Its high price is derived from its rarity and low drop rate which means that it is rarely available to buy on either Steam or any other market. While anyone who owns it can trade the item, players rarely consider trading it and choose to use it for themselves, or just keep it in their collections.
How much is an AWP Dragon Lore Worth?
As we already mentioned above, the AWP Dragon Lore skin is one of the rarest skins in CS: GO so don't expect it to come cheap, and while all of the regular things that affect the price of all CS: GO skins such as wear, quality, etc. when it comes to the AWP Dragon Lore, we need to take a closer look at the biggest factors that affect the price which is the rarity and the supply of it. Whether the wear of the skin is factory new, battle-scarred, minimal wear, or well worn, the price of the Dragon Lore AWP skin is not going to be cheap so if you are looking to get your hands on one of them, you should be ready to pay the premium which averages out around $4600.
AWP Dragon Lore Price for 2020
Just like at any other market, prices are subject to change over time and fluctuate depending on the specific conditions on the market, and when it comes to CS: GO skins, there is no difference. As of right now in December 2020, the prices vary depending on the skin wear.
The cheapest AWP Dragon Lore that we could find was the Battle-Scarred version of it which was available for little under the $1000 price tag, which is too steep in our opinion considering that such AWP Dragon Lore skin has half of its print missing. However, the skin itself is extremely rare and those who already have it, almost never want to sell it, which makes the AWP Dragon Lore skin very expensive and very sought after, even if it has the highest amount of wear and tear on it.
The price of the Well-Worn war quality AWP Dragon Lore seemed to be all over the place when we were researching this, and while we were able to find skins of this quality available for around $1100, the more accurate price for it would be significantly higher at around $1500. Similar results have been observed with the Field-Tested float of the AWP Dragon Lore skin with its value ranging from $1500 to the overwhelming $8000 for various Souvenir models, but more on that later.
If you thought that we were dealing with some ridiculously high numbers already, then you haven't seen anything yet, as the Minimal Wear AWP Dragon Lore skin usually sells anywhere between $3500 and $10000, with occasional ones going for a lot cheaper on third party website such as SkinCashier, but those are rare exceptions and usually get snatched very quickly.
Finally, we arrive at the highest wear quality of the AWP Dragon Lore skin which is factory new, and as of right now, the price of it ranges from around $3200 to an astounding $17600, however, the factory new version of the Dragon Lore is still not the most expensive version of the AWP Dragon Lore. Please note that we will update the article if any of the prices change drastically.
AWP Dragon Lore Price Table:
Battle-Scarred: Around $950
Well-Worn: Between $1100 and $1600
Field-Tested: From $1500 to $8500
Minimal Wear: Ranges between $3800 and $10800 with rare cases of $1500
Factory New: From $5800 up to $17600. $3200 on rare occasions.
Why is the AWP Dragon Lore so Expensive?
Believe it or not, the AWP Dragon Lore is not expensive due to its covert rarity or its wear float, but purely because it is so rare and difficult to obtain. As mentioned, the skin is only available in a single weapon case and is a part of the Cobblestone Collection which means that the only way of obtaining it is by watching the tournament that takes place on the Cobblestone map. The drop rate for those who watched Cobblestone matches was calculated to be somewhere between one and two percent which is extremely low, and we are only talking about the weapon case here, and not the AWP Dragon Lore skin itself.
Even if you are lucky enough to get your hands on the Cobblestone Collection weapon case, if you wish to obtain the item itself, you are looking at an even lower drop rate for the AWP Dragon Lore skin which is around 0,0004%. This means that getting one of these items through regular means is at an all-time low, however, there are other options that you may consider if you want to get one of the AWP Dragon Lore skins.
How to Get an AWP Dragon Lore?
Getting this skin through normal means will likely not work so don't spend your money on keys as keys will not unlock the door to the AWP Dragon Lore. The best chance of gaining access to the Ait is through trading either on the official Steam market created by Valve or through any other third party market such as the SkinCashier. We have already mentioned that players are rarely willing to trade Dragon Lore away and would rather use it which is all right, but every now and again, there are offers that pop up, and while those offers are rare, if you search long enough and try your best, you might be able to buy one and add it to your inventory. For the right amount of money of course.
Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore
The souvenir version of the Cobblestone Collection skin that has been custom painted with a knotwork dragon is the most expensive version of the AWP Dragon Lore skin and it differs from its covert version due to the unique stickers that can connect it to a specific professional player of the game. As such the price of the Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore skin could sell for significantly more. With the right stickers on it, this item could be worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Back in January 2018, during the Boston Major, a souvenir version of the AWP Dragon Lore skin with an unscratched sticker of the popular CSGO player known as Skadoodle sold for an amazing $61000 which made the Boston Major souvenir AWP Dragon Lore skin one of the first to sell for that much and as such, one of the most expensive skins ever added to the game.
In this article on GlobalCSGO, we take a close look at the history of AWP Dragon Lore, its description as well as its high regard within the CSGO community. We will also be trying to provide information on where to search for one of these, how to buy it, and what would be the right way to use or trade the AWP Dragon Lore.