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Breeding Den

From Dragon Mania Legends (DML) Wiki

See Breeding for more information.

Breeding Den - Level 1.png
Place two adult dragons in the breeding den to get new baby dragons.
Enables Breeding to obtain new Dragons, and Enchanted Breeding when upgraded.

Cost: Free initially, variable to upgrade.
Requirements: None
Upgradable: Yes
Can go in Inventory: No

6 x 6

The Breeding Den is a building and the only place where Dragons can be bred to obtain new Dragons. Dragons must be adults (at least Level 4) to breed.

Building Functions

The following function buttons appear when the building is selected:

  1. Upgrade Button.pngUpgrade, to upgrade the Breeding Den (appears if upgrades are available and the den is not busy).
  2. Breeding Button.pngBreed, to breed (appears if the den is not busy).
  3. Rebreed Button.pngRebreed, to repeat the last-used breeding combination (appears if the den is not busy).
  4. Enchanted Breeding Button.pngEnchanted Breeding, to breed Enchantment Dragons (appears when the den is upgraded and three level 16 Dragons are owned).
  5. Information 2 Button.pngInformation, to view information panels about breeding.


See Enchanted Breeding for more information.

The Breeding Den has 6 levels, each unlocks breeding certain Enchantment Dragons, though the building always occupies a 6x6 square, regardless of level. Upgrading is done in exchange for Enchanted Trinkets Icon.png Enchanted Trinkets, and happens instantly after selecting the Upgrade Button.png button, then confirming the Upgrade   Enchanted Trinkets Icon.png cost.

Breeding Den
Breeding Den - Level 1.png
Breeding Den - Level 2.png
Breeding Den - Level 3.png
Breeding Den - Level 4.png
Breeding Den - Level 5.png
Breeding Den - Level 6.png
Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Upgrade Cost None 500 Enchanted Trinkets Icon.png 2,500 Enchanted Trinkets Icon.png 7,500 Enchanted Trinkets Icon.png 15,000 Enchanted Trinkets Icon.png 25,000 Enchanted Trinkets Icon.png
Experience None 5,000 Experience Icon.png 25,000 Experience Icon.png 75,000 Experience Icon.png 150,000 Experience Icon.png 250,000 Experience Icon.png


To breed, press the Breeding Button.png button, select two eligible Dragons, one from either side of the interface, and then press the Breed Icon.png Breed button. Alternatively, the Search Dragon   search field is used to search by Dragon species by selecting it, entering text, then pressing the Forward Icon.png button. If the currently selected pair will result in a duplicate the Change Parents button appears, pressing it returns to the previous Dragon selection screen, the Get Duplicate button confirms breeding choice and proceeds with breeding.

Dragons ineligible to breed are grayed out and cannot be selected. Other breeding criteria and factors also apply, see Breeding for those factors and for in-depth breeding information.

Possible Results

Before confirming a breeding combination, pressing the Possible
button lists all possible outcomes, in the form of an egg. Tapping each egg displays its species name, elements, and if already owned a Green Check Icon.png check mark and Owned text.

Outcomes are influenced by game progress, since Elements not yet unlocked cannot be bred, meaning their outcomes do not appear in the list.

Double Egg Relic

Breeding outcomes are influenced by use of the Double Egg Relic Icon.png Double Egg Relic, which is activated from the All or Consumables tab of Inventory Icon.png Inventory, pressing the use button, then the confirming the choice; the relic can also be activated inside the Breeding Den by pressing the Double Egg Relic Icon.png button and then pressing the Use 1 Double Egg Relic Icon.png button. Once activated, the relic lasts 12 hours and applies to both dens (if the Extra Den is activated), regardless of the number of breeding processes occurring during that period.

Two randomly selected eggs are presented from the possible breeding pool, provided the combination has two or more possible outcomes. The Trainer decides which egg to breed by selecting the desired egg, then pressing the Done button. If a Double Egg Relic is already active, using another extends the effect another 12 hours. A maximum of 5 can be obtained through the use of regular In-Game Currency for storage in Inventory, more can be stored if obtained via other methods such as prizes obtained during Events.

Breeding Helper

Breeding Helper Dialog.png

Breeding Helper provides recommendations for previously unobtained Dragons to breed, and is opened by pressing the ? button. A maximum of three Dragons are chosen at random from Normally-Breedable Dragons, with the notable exception of Breedable Legendaries, while others are chosen from Breeding Tokens Icon.png Breeding Tokens. If there are no currently obtainable Dragons left to breed, the Breeding Helper recommends breeding a Limited-Time Dragon. Pressing the Breed button below any Dragon selects two parents whose combination can produce it, though it doesn't yet begin the breeding, which must be confirmed using the Breed Icon.png Breed button.

Important Icon.png
Important: Unfortunately, the combinations provided by this feature may not be optimal, and may include extra undesired elements that may produce a larger number of results than other combinations. We recommend using the DML Planner.

Breeding Time

Breeding requires a period of time before an egg is produced, typically the time increases with Rarity and higher Elements. When breeding, only the two highest units of time appear on the den, indicating breeding time left. Dragons in the den do not produce Gold Icon.png Gold, cannot be interacted with, and cannot return to their Habitats until the egg is moved to the Hatchery. Breeding completion is indicated by a Breeding Notification (Yellow) Icon.png Breeding Notification (Yellow) above the den, tapping it moves the egg to the Hatchery if free nests are available.

See Breeding Length Calculation for information on Breeding time calculation.

Breeding Calculator The DML Planner Breeding function calculates Dragon breeding in different modes:
  • Normal breeding.
    • Two parents are selected to display all possible outcomes, their odds, and breeding and hatching times.
  • Reverse breeding.
    • A desired result Dragon is selected to display all possible parent combinations, their chances, breed time, and the type and number of offspring.
  • Elements breeding.
    • Three or four (if required) Elements are selected to determine possible combinations, odds, breed times, and the types and number of offspring.

Read more about this sister project, the DML Planner made by Toomas, a DML community member.

Breeding Den Heart Icon.png

Breeding Den - Level 1.png

Time Reduction

Aside from active Level 2 VIP Status Icon.png 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. Time is reduced 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 Icon.png Relic of Breeding is used. The entire breeding time can be sped up in exchange for Gems Icon.png Gems, and videos may be offered to reduce ongoing breeding time by 30 minutes per video when the Yellow-Bordered Time Reduction Icon.png 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 it is not used when offered.

Relic of Breeding

Breeding time is influenced by use of the Relic of Breeding Icon.png Relic of Breeding, which is usable by selecting the Breeding Den (or Extra Den), selecting a breeding to speed up, then pressing the  Skip  Relic of Breeding Icon.png button. Once activated, the relic decreases the timer of any one breeding by 8 hours. A maximum of 10 can be obtained through the use of regular In-Game Currency for storage in Inventory, more can be stored if obtained via other methods such as prizes obtained during Events.

See Speeding Up for time skip formulas.

Extra Den

Extra Den.png
Sticker - Cry.png
Except for the use of the Extra Den Relic Icon.png Extra Den Relic, extended use of the Extra Den is purchase-only, which means long-term use is currently available only in exchange for real money, in USD.

The Extra Den is an extra Breeding Den located left of the Clam. The den is usable for 30 days in exchange for $4.99 USD. The Extra Den is accessed by selecting its physical structure, or by opening the Breeding den, and pressing the Swap Dens Icon.png Extra Den! button. Once both dens are activated, the Extra den shows a Swap Dens Icon.png button, and either button may be used to swap between dens.

Since this den is part of the Main Island it cannot be moved or upgraded. Additionally, only Dragons that can be bred in the usual Breeding Den can be bred in the Extra Den, and it is directly dependent upon the level of the other den.

Extra Den Relic

The Extra Den is influenced by use of the Extra Den Relic Icon.png Extra Den Relic, which is activated from the All or Consumables tab of Inventory Icon.png Inventory, by pressing the   Use   button, then the Confirm button. Once activated, the relic lasts 24 hours. A maximum of 5 can be obtained through the use of regular In-Game Currency for storage in Inventory, more can be stored if obtained via other methods such as prizes obtained during Events.

If breeding is ongoing when an Extra Den expires, den ownership remains valid until breeding is finished and the egg is moved to the Hatchery. Renewal is not necessary for an active breeding to continue. If an Extra Den Relic is already active, using another extends the effect another 24 hours.


Repeating breeding Rebreed Icon.png of the last paired and bred Dragons is done by pressing the Rebreed Button.png button, and then the Breed Icon.png Breed button. This does not affect previously selected Dragons, just previously bred Dragons. This feature serves as a convenient, shortcut to continue breeding to try for Dragons that may require repeat attempts to successfully breed.

Enchanted Breeding

To breed Enchantment Dragons, the Enchanted Breeding Button.png button is pressed, a Dragon is selected, then the Start
button is pressed. If both parents are free and meet the necessary Enchantment Level to breed, breeding begins. If the parents don't meet the requirements, the Enchant button appears along with other requirements displayed. The latter button takes the Trainer directly to the Enchantment screen to Enchant the Dragon.

The Back Icon.png Breed button brings the Trainer back to the main Breeding Den screen. The ? button provides the following introduction/tutorial information about enchanted breeding:

See Enchanted Breeding for more information.

Information Button

Pressing the Information 2 Button.png Information button, when pressed, provides the following tutorial/guide panels:


A single object is moved by pressing and holding it until move options activate, indicated by X Edit Mode Icon.png Check Mark Icon.png buttons below it and move arrows on each side. Green move arrows indicate sufficient space in the currently chosen area to place an item, gray arrows indicate not enough. Move the object by dragging, or by pressing the move arrows or the destination, then press the Check Mark Icon.png or X button to accept or cancel.

Edit Mode moves multiple objects, once move options are activated as described above, after pressing the Edit Mode Icon.png button. Moving or swapping instructions appear:

  • Select one or more objects to move them at the same time.
  • Swap two objects by selecting them and pressing the Swap Icon.png button.
  • Store multiple objects in inventory by selecting them and pressing the Inventory Icon.png button (for eligible buildings or objects only).

Dragging or pressing a destination a does not move objects in Edit Mode, the initial state is selection-only; instead, pressing the Move (Green) Icon.png button enables these options, the base of all objects turns green or gray indicating if there's enough space to move the items to as a unit.

Added Edit Mode Notes
  • Selected objects are moved exactly parallel to their former positions, any destination must have the corresponding spaces freed for a successful move.
  • The Inventory Icon.png Inventory button only appears if all selected items are eligible for inventory storage, and appears below the last item selected.
  • Objects cannot be selected from different islands at the same time.

See Also



  • Update 7.6: Lowered the offer discount amount of the Extra Den from 60% off to 40% off.
  • Update 6.8: Reworked the appearance, background, and animations as well as Parent selection dialogs.
  • Update 4.7: Introduced the Relic of Breeding, Extra Den Relic, and the Double Egg Relic.
  • Update 4.4: Added signs above the den when it is idle.
  • Update 4.2: Moved the Breeding Helper from the limited-time breeding screen to the Breeding Den.
    • Made Breeding Den show all possible outcomes.
    • Added window showing if the currently selected pair of Dragons has produced all possible offspring.
  • Update 3.8: Introduced the Extra Den, a Breeding Den that can purchased for a limited time.
  • Update 3.7: Reintroduced option to reduce the breeding time by watching videos.
  • Update 3.6: Discontinued the Skip 30 Minutes video option.
  • Update 3.5: Reintroduced the Skip 30 Minutes video option.
  • Update 3.1: Added ability to access the Enchanted Breeding menu while the Den is busy. The Skip 30 Minutes option was discontinued.
  • Update 3.0: Introduced option to partially skip breeding times by watching videos when the Skip 30 Minutes or Hatch Now! buttons were available.
  • Update 2.3: Introduced upgrades to the Breeding Den as part of the Enchantment feature.
  • Update 2.1: Added search to search by specific Dragon name.
  • Update 1.4: Added a re-breeding button allowing the last pairing to be repeated.
  • Update 1.1: Added information window for the basics of breeding.

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