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See the Table of Dragons for all the available breeding times and the Breeding Den for the breeding options.
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 or AncientDragons, and are affected by VIP Status and other factors.
Breeding Basics[edit source | edit]
- Dragons 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 the 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 other methods, 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.
Breeding Principles[edit source | edit]
When breeding two Dragons, there is usually no guarantee of what Dragon will be obtained. The exception is when there is only one possible outcome, such as when using two single-Element Dragons that are of the same Element. For example, breeding Fire Dragon + Fire Dragon can only result in breeding a Fire Dragon. Baby Dragons usually inherit one or more Elements from each parent, except for Special Element Dragons. Another exception is when using a Double Egg Relic, 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 even 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 will be passed on.
Breeding the same pair of Dragons multiple times can lead to different results, since the specific Dragon that hatches is randomly chosen based on the available Elements of the parents. Breeding two Dragons of higher levels increases the chances of producing a Dragon of higher rarity. Breeding outcomes for a specific Dragon, or Dragon of higher rarity, may require many breeding attempts. The only exception is for Guaranteed-Breedable Dragons. These are the only Dragons that can 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 DPL Planner Breeding function calculates Dragon breeding in different modes:
Read more about this sister project, the DML Planner made by Toomas, a DML community member.
Special Element Dragons[edit source | edit]
Legendary, Divine, Ancient, and Tyrant Dragons act as wild cards for breeding, but they pass only one Element from those which the user has unlocked through Player Leveling. Only Base Dragons and Bi-Elemental Dragons (except for Sunflower, Mercury, Lightning, Magnet and Emperor Dragons) can be obtained by breeding two Legendary, Divine, Ancient, or Tyrant Dragons together, regardless of whether either parent has any secondary Element unlocked.
Additionally, these Dragons do not follow the breeding principles when it comes to being bred, as Legendary Dragons can either be obtained through specific combinations or through a limited-time breeding event, while some Divine and Ancient Dragons are only extremely rarely made breedable.
When Legendary, Divine, Ancient, or Tyrant Dragons are used as part of the combination for any form of breeding (for example, Dragon of the Week, Dragon of the Month etc.), their secondary Elements do not have to be awoken for a chance at breeding the respective Dragon.
VIP Dragons[edit source | edit]
Breeding VIP Dragons is done the same way as breeding Normally-Breedable Dragons, the difference being that the Trainer must reach a certain VIP Level 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.
Incompatible Combinations[edit source | edit]
There are hundreds of different breeding combinations to get Dragons, so some Dragons can be bred from more than one pairing combination. There are, however, a few Dragons that 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:
Additionally, the above Dragons are the only that can be paired in specific combinations to obtain Breedable Legendaries.
Enchanted Breeding[edit source | edit]
See Breeding Den for information on upgrading it.
Breeding Enchantment Dragons can only be done following specific criteria. Specific Dragons must be enchanted to certain levels and paired in predetermined combinations to obtain the 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[edit source | edit]
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.
Breeding Tokens[edit source | edit]
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.
Events[edit source | edit]
See Castle Events, Clan Events and Chain Breeding Events for more information and for the individual events.
- 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[edit source | edit]
See Dragon of the Week for more information.
For the duration of one week, a limited Bi-Elemental or Tri-Elemental Dragon, classified as Rare or higher, is made available for breeding using two specific Dragons.
In extremely rare cases, a Legendary, Divine, or Ancient Dragon can be made available as a Dragon of the Week.
Dragon of the Month[edit source | edit]
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.
Flash Breeding[edit source | edit]
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.
Hatching[edit source | edit]
See Hatching for more information.
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.
Breeding Length Calculation[edit source | edit]
The time it takes to successfully breed a Dragon is determined by its Elements and rarity, and an active VIP Status of Level 2 or higher reduces the amount of time by 20%.
Time Required (in hours) = (Rarity Factor + Elemental Factor) * VIP Factor
Rarity Factor[edit source | edit]
- 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
Elemental Factor[edit source | edit]
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
VIP Factor[edit source | edit]
- Active VIP (VIP Level 2 or higher) = 0.8
- Inactive VIP/VIP Level 1 = 1
Examples[edit source | edit]
The Classical Dragon is classified as Common and possesses the Light & Wind Elements.
- 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.
The Storm Dragon is classified as Epic and possesses the Wind, Energy & Void Elements.
- 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.
Exceptions[edit source | edit]
The following Dragons do not follow this formula and thus have their own breeding time.
- All Base Dragons (except the Light Dragon and the Shadow Dragon)
- 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
- Smoke Dragon
- Snow Dragon
- Tribal Dragon
- Void Dragon
- Water Dragon
- Wind Dragon
Time Reduction[edit source | edit]
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.
History[edit source | edit]
- 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.
- Introduced Regular Breeding Helper next to the Dragon of the Week and Dragon of the Month.
- Update 2.9: Replaced the Enchanted Breeding icon.
- Introduced the Enchanted Breeding Den button, to go directly to the breeding screen for Enchantment Dragons.
- 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.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
- ► Breedable Legendaries (empty)
- ► Guaranteed-Breedable Dragons (15 P)
- ► Normally-Breedable Dragons (111 P)