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Buildings are structures that typically need to be purchased, built, and Upgraded Icon.png Upgraded to progress in the game. Some buildings are essential to unlock needed features for Breeding Icon.png Breeding, Hatching, Training, and battling Dragons. Other buildings offer practicality to Trainers, such as the Gold Vault, which allows Gold Icon.png Gold collection from all Habitats at once, but is limited to Trainers with an active VIP Status Icon.png VIP Status. Other buildings deal with aesthetics, such as the Fountain of Youth, which restores the baby form of any adult Dragon while allowing them to keep their enhancements, levels, and skills.

Building Actions

Some buildings, after being selected, have options for various actions:

  • Information 2 Button.png – provides information about the building (if available).
  • Upgrade Button.png – to access upgrade options (if upgradable and an upgrade is available).
  • Sell Button.png – to sell the building (if sellable).
  • Inventory Button.png – to store the building in Inventory Icon.png inventory (if eligible for storage).


Some buildings are available at game start, some are unlocked by meeting certain prerequisites, and others must be purchased. Purchasing a building is done by pressing the Main Shop Icon.png Main Shop button, selecting the Construction Icon.png Construction tab, then selecting a Habitat Icon.png Habitat, building, or decoration for purchase, and then placing it in an available island space.


Construction Scaffolding.png

Most buildings (excluding Decorations) undergo a construction process after purchase, where a requisite amount of construction time must pass before construction is manually finished, and the building can be used. Buildings under construction display construction scaffolding around them until the requisite time has passed, and the building must be pressed to complete the process, at which time the construction scaffolding disappears. A timer appears over the building itself during construction, providing the time remaining until construction can be finished.

Note: See the page for each individual building (or habitat) page to determine purchasing costs or upgrade times (if applicable).

See Main Shop Construction for more information.

Time Reduction

Construction time can be skipped in exchange for Gems Icon.png Gems. This is done by pressing selecting the building, pressing the Speed-Up 2 Button.png button, and then in the subsequent Speed up construction Construction Signpost.png dialogue, pressing the Skip All Gems Icon.png button to confirm the spend amount. Members of a Clan have the added option, in the same dialog, to reduce construction timers using a Clan Fortress Power. The relevant power reduces all ongoing construction timers in exchange for a Clan currency by an amount dependent on Clan Fortress Level and League. Occasionally, a Time Reduction Notification Icon.png appears above a building, notifying when watching an ad video is available in exchange for a time speed-up.

See Clan Fortress Powers and Clan Leagues for more information.


Each building requires a certain amount of size to place it on an island. Though construction scaffolding may make it appear as though a building undergoing construction takes up more space, they occupy the same amount of space during construction as they do immediately after construction has completed. Below is a table listing the sizes, in squares, for all the movable buildings in the game.

Building Level(s) Size
Hatchery 1-2 5x5
3 6x6
Eternal Fruit Tree All 6x6
Habitats (regular) 1-4 5x5
Habitats (regular) 5-9 6x6
Habitats (Legendary) All 6x6
Habitats (Divine & Ancient) - 6x6
Habitats (Boss) All 6x6
Megabitats All (when


Most buildings have specific functions, allowing certain actions to be undertaken in the game. The below table provides a basic overview of most buildings, please visit individual building pages for more details.

Building Size Function Description Cost Prerequisites Upgradable
Ancient Portal.png
Ancient Portal
7 x 7
Enables the Trainer to travel from the Archipelago to the Campaign Map. This Ancient Portal leads to the Outer Isles, a land of battles to win and treasures to claim. Free initially, variable to upgrade. None Yes
8 x 8
Allows Trainers to face other Trainers in Battle in to compete in the Dragon League. Face elite dragon teams of other players for everlasting glory and treasure beyond measure. Triumph in Arena battles to win Trophies and get promoted to higher leagues for better prizes, such as Enchantment Materials from League 3! Free Functions unlock at Player Level 11 No
Breeding Den - Level 1.png
Breeding Den
6 x 6
Enables Breeding to obtain new Dragons, and Enchanted Breeding when upgraded. Place two adult dragons in the breeding den to get new baby dragons. Free initially, variable to upgrade. None Yes
Fortress - Level 5.png
Clan Fortress
9 x 9
Houses all functions related to Clans. Hatch and train Clan Dragons alongside your fellow trainers to win weekly tournaments. Chat, share, and battle to guide your Clan to victory! Free initially, leveled collectively. Creating or Joining a Clan Yes
Dragon Academy - Level 6.png
Dragon Academy
6 x 6
Enables the Trainer to train their Dragon's to obtain new special fighting Skills. Select a Dragon for Training! 2,500 Gold Icon.png (plus upgrades) Completing battle 5 in Normal Mode, and Player Level 4 Yes
Dragon Vault.png
Dragon Vault
6 x 6
Provides a space to store inactive Dragons without selling them. A perfect place to store many of your dragons at once. 25,000,000 Gold Icon.png Player Level 10 Yes
Enchantment Altar.png
Enchantment Altar
4 x 4
Enables dragon Enchantment, Enchantment Material Fusion, and Ascension. By Ascending a dragon, you can send it back to its origins. In return, the Divines will grant you some enchantment materials! You can only ascend duplicate dragons! Free None except for Ascension requirements. No
Farm - Level 4.png
5 x 5
Produce Food to level Dragons. A way to a Dragon's heart is through its belly. Grow Food here. Upgrade your Farms to grow better Food and make your Dragons happy! 1,000 Gold Icon.png (plus upgrades) Player Level 2 Yes
Fountain of Youth.png
Fountain of Youth
5 x 5
Allows Dragons to be changed from adult to baby form form (babifying). Swimming in the crystal-clear waters of this magical fountain restores youth to the young at heart. 200,000 Gold Icon.png Quest 2 in Normal Mode defeated No
Gold Vault.png
Gold Vault
5 x 5
Allows gold collection from Habitats simultaneously. The Gold Vault allows you to collect all Gold with just a single click, when your VIP membership is active. 25,000,000 Gold Icon.png Trainer Level 10 No
Hatchery - Level 5.png
6 x 6
Allows Dragon eggs to be incubated and hatched. Your dragon eggs will hatch here. Free initially, variable to upgrade. None Yes
5 x 5
Provides a physical location to house Recruitment functions. Get cool rewards for each of your friends who reach a certain Level! Free Level 3 after beating Quest 2 (Mountain Trail) No
4 x 4
The Shop provides a physical location and shortcut for purchasing Gems,Gold, and Food. It is not a traditional in-game Shop. Costs real money! Free None No
Sigil Tower.png
Sigil Tower
5 x 5
Provides a physical location to access the Sigil System menu. Open Sigil Chests with FREE keys collected daily! Fuse Sigils and equip them to your best dragons. Find more Sigils in the super-difficult Sigil Campaign! Free Player Level 20 No
Fire Temple - Level 4.png
5 x 5
Allows Dragons with the associated Element to reach higher levels Various descriptions. E.g., This Temple's mysterious powers allow (Element)-based Dragons to reach higher levels! Variable Dragon leveling (see below) Yes
Totem of Friendship.png
Totem of Friendship
7 x 7
Awards Friendship Points towards rewards, for actions completed when interacting with other Trainers. Free Completion of Normal Mode Quest 2 Yes


Upgrading is the process by which buildings are improved to increase their utility, function, or output. Buildings that can be upgraded for Gold Icon.png Gold display an Upgrade button and an Instant Upgrade Gems Icon.png button in exchange for Gems Icon.png Gems. Other buildings are only upgradable for Gems, such as the Ancient Portal and some Habitats Icon.png Habitats.

Note: See the page for each individual building's page to determine upgrade costs and times (if applicable).


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 Inventory 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 Icon.png Move 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.

  • 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

  • Habitats, for Habitat costs, building times, requirements, and upgrade costs.
  • Decorations, for decoration costs, building times, requirements, and upgrade costs.
  • Temples, for Temple costs, building times, requirements, and upgrade costs.
  • Structures, for other structures.


Note: For an individual building's history, see its respective page.

  • Update 7.6: Added the Clan Fortress-related construction speed-up option to the existing time reduction option and its associated dialog.
  • Update 6.5: Introduced Edit mode for editing, moving, moving to inventory, and swapping buildings and other objects as a unit.
  • Update 2.9: Made the interface for moving buildings smoother to interact with.
  • Update 1.8: Made some buildings placeable into Inventory.


This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.




Pages in category "Buildings"

The following 16 pages are in this category, out of 16 total.

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