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Breeding is the process of pairing two adult Dragons, Level 4 or higher, together in the Breeding Den to obtain other Dragons. The Breeding Den is the only place where Dragons can breed, and the amount of time the process takes is determined by the Elements and type of the parents. Parent elements and types also determine which offspring are produced. The longer it takes to breed a Dragon, typically the rarer the Dragon will be. Dragons with more advanced Elements and a higher rarity take more time to breed and incubate. Breeding times can vary from 30 seconds for a Fire Dragon to 4 days for Divine, Ancient, or Tyrant Dragons, and are affected by VIP Status and other factors.
- Dragons must be Level 4 or higher to breed.
- Each parent passes at least one Element to their offspring (unless exceptions occur).
- The type classification of a Dragon does not affect breeding outcome.
- Breeding lower-level Dragons typically produces lower-rarity offspring.
- Breeding higher-level Dragons typically produces higher-rarity offspring.
Dragons that can be bred at all times always appear in the Main Shop. Some Dragons are not normally obtained through standard breeding, they may be awarded through events, or be offered for limited-time breeding, as in the case of Dragon of the Week and Dragon of the Month. Additionally, Chronos, Boss Dragons and Clan Dragons cannot be obtained through breeding.
When breeding two Dragons, there is usually no guarantee of what Dragon is obtained. The exception is when there is only one possible outcome, such as when using two single-Element Dragons of the same Element. For example, breeding a Fire Dragon + a Fire Dragon can only result in a Fire Dragon. Baby Dragons usually inherit one or more Elements from each parent, except for Special Element Dragons. Another exception is a Double Egg Relic is used, which gives the choice of outcome between two possible random outcomes, for a period of 12 hours, for all attempted breedings during that period.
Additionally, the Trainer cannot obtain, through breeding, Dragons with Elements that are higher than the Trainer's Level allows. For example, if the Trainer manages to obtain an Agent Dragon from the Dragon League, and they are under Level 15 (when the Metal Element is unlocked), they can hatch the Agent Dragon and breed it with other Dragons, but the Agent Dragon won't pass the Metal Element until the Trainer reaches Level 15 (or the Void Element until Level 25), only the Earth Element Element is passed on.
Breeding the same pair of Dragons multiple times can provide different results, since the Dragon species that hatches is chosen at random based on the parent's available Elements. Breeding outcomes for a specific Dragon, or Dragon of higher rarity, may require many breeding attempts. The only exception is for Guaranteed-Breedable Dragons, Dragons that result from certain Elemental pairs. The Possible Results option of the Breeding Den is a helpful tool to determine what outcome a breeding pair may produce.
The DML Planner Breeding function calculates Dragon breeding in different modes:
Special Element Dragons
The information may be incorrect or incomplete, and may change without warning.
Legendary, Divine, Ancient, and Tyrant type/rarity Dragons don't pass their own Elements in Breeding, instead they pass a wild card Element. A wild card Element is a randomly selected Base Dragon (or non-special) Element, that is added to the pool of possible outcomes. Primal Elements also pass a wild card Element, though Primal Dragons can additionally pass one of their other elements to the breeding. When two Special Element Dragons are bred together, they both pass a wildcard to the breeding attempt. However, if two Special Element Dragons each pass a wild card-only, a Dual Dragon cannot be created.
Additionally, these Special Dragons do not follow the general breeding principles, as Legendary Dragons can be obtained either through specific combinations or through a limited-time breeding event, while some Divine and Ancient Dragons are made breedable only extremely rarely.
Breeding VIP Dragons is done the same way as breeding Normally-Breedable Dragons, the difference being that a certain VIP Level must be reached before these Dragons can be bred or purchased. Additionally, VIP Dragons can only be bred while VIP Status is active. Once a VIP Dragon has been bred, it is removed from possible breeding outcomes, meaning it is only available for purchase or through methods other than breeding.
There are hundreds of different breeding combinations to obtain Dragons, so some Dragons can be bred from more than one pairing combination. There are, however, some Dragons that are incompatible and cannot be bred together, these are:
- Fire Dragon + Plant Dragon
- Wind Dragon + Energy Dragon
- Water Dragon + Metal Dragon
- Earth Dragon + Void Dragon
- Light Dragon + Shadow Dragon
Some hybrid Dragons cannot be bread from a Single-Element Dragon and can only be obtained using a hybrid + hybrid combination, these Dragons are:
- Category:Breedable Legendaries
- Emperor Dragon
- Lightning Dragon
- Magnet Dragon
- Mercury Dragon
- Sunflower Dragon
Additionally, the above Dragons are the only ones that can be paired in specific combinations to obtain Breedable Legendaries.
See Breeding Den for information on upgrading it.
Breeding Enchantment Dragons can only be done following specific criteria. Required Dragons must be enchanted to certain levels and paired in predetermined combinations to obtain Enchantment Dragons. In addition to this, the Breeding Den must be upgraded to certain levels in accordance with the requirements of the desired Dragon.
Limited-Time Breeding is any breeding event or occasion whose sole purpose is to successfully breed one or more Limited-Time Dragons in the allotted time, with the Dragon(s) being the reward.
See Token Dragons for all Breeding Tokens.
Breeding Tokens are special items that activate instantly upon obtaining. They provide an opportunity to breed a Limited-Time Dragon for either an indefinite or temporary period of time. These Dragons follow the same breeding principles as Normally-Breedable Dragons.
Five Breeding Tokens are obtained from the Dragon Collector Leaderboard while others are obtained through events. Once a token is obtained, a confirmation screen appears, giving the Trainer the option to close it through the ok button, or to breed the Dragon by pressing the Go To Breeding button. If a token is obtained for a Dragon already activated through another token, the period of time, during which the Dragon is available for breeding, is extended.
Once a Dragon with a permanent Breeding Token has been bred, such as those obtained through the Dragon Collector Leaderboard, it is removed from the possible breeding outcomes, it is only available for purchase or through methods other than breeding.
- Breeding Dragons is one method for earning points in Castle and Arcade events.
- During some Clan Events, breeding Dragons is one of the Clan Quest objectives that awards items necessary for competing.
- Chain Breeding Events are events for breeding specific Dragons in a pre-determined order to obtain a prize Dragon.
Dragon of the Week
If the current Dragon of the Week is not yet owned, the Lucky Breeding feature appears inside the Breeding Den. Every unsuccessful Dragon of the Week breeding attempt, when using the correct parents, adds one point to the Luck meter. The Luck meter begins at 0, and requires a set number of points to fill. Once the meter is filled, the next breeding attempt is guaranteed to result in the week's Dragon. Once the desired egg reaches the Hatchery, the feature disappears. The feature, its meter count, and guaranteed breeding also reset when the current Dragon of the Week event ends, so a guaranteed breeding outcome on the meter (if obtained) must be used/bred before that time. Pressing the i button above the meter opens a dialogue (right) which provides a brief feature explanation.
Dragon of the Month
See Dragon of the Month for more information.
For the duration of one month, a limited Legendary Dragon is made available for breeding using parents that, together, have four specific Elements.
For a very short period of time, usually only a few days, a Dragon is made available for breeding using Dragons that, together, have a given number of specific Elements. Currently, the only Dragon that was flash-breedable was the Lantern Dragon.
Once two Dragons are sent to the Breeding Den, they breed for a period of time to produce one egg. Eggs must be incubated in the Hatchery until they are ready to hatch. Once the incubation period is complete, the baby can be hatched from its shell and placed into a habitat or sold on the spot.
See Hatching for more information.
Breeding Length Calculation
The time it takes to breed a Dragon successfully is determined by its Elements and rarity, and an active VIP Status of Level 2 or higher reduces the amount of time by 20%.
- Common = 0 hours
- Uncommon = 2 hours
- Rare = 6 hours
- Epic = 8 hours
- Legendary = 48 hours
- Primal = 48 hours
- Divine = 96 hours
- Ancient = 96 hours
- Tyrant = 96 hours
The Element Factor applies only to the Elements of a Dragon that do not require awakening. Thus, only the base Element applies to these Dragons because their secondary Elements must be awoken. As such, all Dragons with that base Element have the same breeding time, regardless of their other Elements.
- Fire, Wind, Earth & Water = 2 hours
- Plant & Metal = 4 hours
- Energy & Void = 6 hours
- Light & Shadow = 8 hours
- Legendarym Primal, Divine, Ancient, Tyrant = 0 hours
- Active VIP (VIP Level 2 or higher) = 0.8
- Inactive VIP/VIP Level 1 = 1
- Breeding Time = ((8 + 2) + 0) * VIP Factor
- Breeding Time = 10 * VIP Factor
Thus, without VIP, the breeding time is 10 hours hours while with VIP, the breeding time is 8 hours.
- Breeding Time = ((2 + 6 + 6) + 8) * VIP Factor
- Breeding Time = 22 * VIP Factor
Thus, without VIP, the breeding time is 22 hours hours while with VIP, the breeding time is 17 hours and 36 minutes.
The following Dragons do not follow the above formula and thus have their own breeding time.
- Agave Dragon
- Agnes Dragon
- Bee Dragon
- Boiling Dragon
- Breeze Rock Dragon
- Cloud Dragon
- Clownfish Dragon
- Dust Dragon
- Earth Dragon
- Eel Dragon
- Elemental Dragon
- Elephant Dragon
- Energy Dragon
- Fire Dragon
- Harpy Dragon
- Ice Dragon
- Imperial Dragon
- Lava Dragon
- Masque Dragon
- Melon Dragon
- Metal Dragon
- Mud Dragon
- Plant Dragon
- Prairie Dragon
- Rain Dragon
- Rustwater Dragon
- Salamander Dragon
- Shooting Star Dragon
- Smoke Dragon
- Snow Dragon
- Tribal Dragon
- Void Dragon
- Water Dragon
- Wind Dragon
See Time Reduction for the Breeding Den for more information.
Aside from active Level 2 VIP Status, which reduces the breeding and hatching time by 20%, any ongoing breeding time is also reduced by 6 hours when a Chronosian Seal is forged or Chronos's power is used, and by 5 minutes for each Timer Boost received from visiting Trainers. Additionally, any one individual breeding is reduced by 8 hours when a Relic of Breeding is used. The entire breeding time can be sped up in exchange for Gems, and videos may be offered to reduce ongoing breeding time by 30 minutes per video when the icon appears above the Breeding Den. Lastly, a one-time daily offer may appear to reduce breeding time by half in exchange for watching a video ad; the offer disappears if not used, when offered.
- Update 6.9: Introduced a one-time daily offer to reduce breeding time by half, by watching a video ad. The option appears immediately after breeding and disappears if not used.
- Update 5.9: Significantly decreased the Breeding/Hatching Times of some dragons.
- Update 4.7: Introduced the Relic of Breeding, a relic that reduces any one ongoing breeding by 8 hours, and the Double Egg Relic, a relic that influences the outcome of a breeding combination.
- Update 4.6: Removed VIP Dragons and Token Dragons with permanent Breeding Tokens from the breeding pool if they had already been bred, meaning duplicates could be obtained in methods other than breeding.
- Update 4.5: Introduced Breeding#Limited-Time Breeding.
- Update 4.2: Made it possible for Dragons preoccupied with timed actions, such as attending the Dragon Academy, exploring ruins and other such processes, to be available for breeding during said processes. Starting with this update, only Dragons that do not meet the necessary level requirement and/or those stored in the Dragon Vault cannot breed.
- The Breeding Helper function was moved from the limited-time breeding screen to the inside of the Breeding Den.
- Update 4.0: Introduced Breeding Tokens.
- Enlarged the Breed Button and replaced the Level 6 Breeding Den image with that of the Level 2 Breeding Den.
- Update 3.7: Reintroduced watching videos in exchange for a time reduction, but with slightly different graphics.
- Update 3.6: Discontinued watching videos in exchange for a time reduction.
- Update 3.5: Reintroduced option to reduce the breeding time by watching videos.
- Update 3.1: Made the Enchanted Breeding menu available when the Breeding Den is occupied.
- Discontinued watching ad videos for breeding time reductions.
- Update 3.0: Introduced option to watch ad videos for a time reduction.
- Update 2.9: Replaced the Enchanted Breeding icon.
- Update 2.8: Replaced the Enchanted Breeding image inside the Breed Button with that of the Level 6 Breeding Den.
- Update 2.6: Introduced Amoura, a Clan Dragon that reduces any ongoing breeding by 1 hour.
- Update 2.5: Added information about Enchanted Breeding to the Information (i) button after selecting the Breeding Den.
- Update 2.3: Introduced Enchanted Breeding as part of the Enchantment feature.
- Update 1.0: Introduced.