I want this path to get animated. Can i use <animate> tag like i use in other svg tags. If so what should i set the attributeName as? (I don't know css so please don't include css)
Yes, It can be animated
Let, You made a dragon using path.
in animatin : it will show how you drew it.
here you go for awesomeness:
stroke-dasharray is, instead of whole path being solid, it becomes dashed according to your array.
stroke-dashoffset is to adjust the beginning of the dashes.
This is copied from Mozilla Doc: