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Dragon Academy

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See Skills for complete details about the skills of Dragons

Dragon Academy - Level 6.png
Select a Dragon for Training!
Enables the Trainer to train their Dragon's to obtain new special fighting Skills.

Cost: 7,442,500 Gold Icon.png (fully upgraded)
Requirements: Completing battle 5 in Normal Mode, and Player Level 4
Upgradable: Yes
Can go in Inventory: No

6 x 6

Dragon Academy is a school Building where Dragons are sent to gain special Skills for Battle, or to increase the level of ones they already possess.

Building Functions[edit source | VE]

The following function buttons appear when the building is selected:

  1. Rebuild Button.pngRebuild, for rebuilding the ruined building.
  2. Upgrade Button.pngUpgrade, for upgrading the building.
  3. Train Skill Button.pngTrain, for training a Dragon.

Rebuilding[edit source | VE]

Before the Dragon Academy can be used, it must first be rebuilt. Rebuilding requires Hogwin to be rescued by completing battle Quest 5 in Normal Mode of the Campaign Map. Once the battle is beaten, selecting the academy ruins and then pressing the Rebuild Button.png Rebuild button provides two options:

  • Rebuild    2,500Gold Icon.png – Rebuild for 2,500 Gold (which requires waiting the requisite time).
  • Instant Rebuild Gems Icon.png – Rebuild for 12 Gems instantly, no waiting.

Upgrading[edit source | VE]

Upgrading is by selecting the building while inactive and tapping the Upgrade Button.png upgrade button, providing two options:

  • Instant Upgrade  Gems Icon.png – Upgrade instantly for gems, no waiting.
  • Upgrade  Gold Icon.png – Upgrade for gold, wait the requisite time.

The size of this building is 6x6 squares, regardless of its level.

Upgrade Requirements[edit source | VE]

The Dragon Academy has five additional upgrades, unlocked as the Trainer progresses in level. Each Academy Level has a different cost, time to complete, and Experience earned. Available skill levels coincides with the level of training a Dragon can receive, and each level of training requires a different amount of time to complete. For example, if the academy has only been increased to Level 4, Dragons can only learn 4 levels of a skill.

Dragon Academy Icon.png Academy Level Trainer Level Gold Cost Instant
Upgrade Cost
Time Experience Skill Level Unlocked Training Time
Level 1 Level 4 2,500 Gold Icon.png 12 Gems Icon.png 1 hour 100 Level 1 2 minutes
Level 2 Level 8 40,000 Gold Icon.png 45 Gems Icon.png 3 hours 1,600 Level 2 10 minutes
Level 3 Level 10 400,000 Gold Icon.png 235 Gems Icon.png 5 hours 16,000 Level 3 1 hour
Level 4 Level 12 1,000,000 Gold Icon.png 371 Gems Icon.png 8 hours 40,000 Level 4 3 hours
Level 5 Level 14 2,000,000 Gold Icon.png 673 Gems Icon.png 10 hours 80,000 Level 5 6 hours
Level 6 Level 16 4,000,000 Gold Icon.png 1,252 Gems Icon.png 15 hours 160,000 Mastery 12 hours
7,442,500 Gold Icon.png 2,588 Gems Icon.png 42 hours 297,700 22 hours, 12 min

Appearance[edit source | VE]

After rebuilding, the building appearance is restored and then its appearance changes slightly with each successive upgrade.

Training[edit source | VE]

Since skills are element-specific, training is done per element. Training is done by selecting the Dragon Academy, pressing the Train Skill Button.png button, and selecting a Dragon in the selection screen that appears. Only Dragons eligible for skill training appear by level on the selection screen, in decreasing order. Dragons in the Dragon Vault cannot be selected. Filtering is possible by pressing one specific Element or by pressing All, which removes previous element filters:

  • FireWindEarthWaterPlantMetalEnergyVoidLightShadowLegendaryPrimalDivineAncientAll Icon.png

Sending Dragons to the Academy is also done by selecting a Dragon in their Habitat, pressing the i info button to open their Codex entry, then pressing Dragon Academy Icon.png Learn   .

Training Information[edit source | VE]

Dragon Academy Skills Screen.jpg

After selecting an eligible Dragon, the Dragon Academy window appears, displaying: level(s) of current skill(s), skill information, cost, time required, the current number of Scrolls, the (Dragon) i info button, and the X close window button.

If no Skill was taught prior, the Unlock Scrolls Icon.png Gold Icon.png button is pressed to upgrade. If a Skill was taught prior, the Upgrade Scrolls Icon.png Gold Icon.png button is pressed, for Elements whose skill level is at least 1. When a skill is finished being unlocked or upgraded, the Yellow-Bordered Academy Icon.png icon appears above the Academy, tapping it concludes training and explains the Skill.

Mastery[edit source | VE]

Once the Skill level of an Element is 5, the Choose Your Mastery! button appears. When pressed, it prompts for a choice between one of two available Skill masteries. Pressing the Unlock  Scrolls Icon.png  Gold Icon.png button below the desired mastery begins its training, which takes a set time to complete. A mastery can later be changed on the same screen by pressing the Switch Skill Button.png button, where a new skill can be selected. Switching a skill is done instantly.

Time Reduction[edit source | VE]

The Gem cost for skipping timers is calculated based on the following formula: (TimeInSeconds ^ -0.44) * 0.15 * TimeInSeconds for training skills; (TimeInSeconds ^ -0.46) * 0.12 * TimeInSeconds for the construction time; and the final result is rounded up by 1 if it is between the 1-10 range, and by 5 if it is between the 10-100 range. For example:

  • The cost to skip the initial upgrading time to a Level 2 skill (10 minutes) is: (600 ^ -0.46) * 0.12 * 600 = 5.3 – rounding by 1 applies, thus the cost to skip the timer is 6 Gems.
  • The cost to skip the initial upgrading time to a Level 2 Dragon Academy (3 hours) is: (10800 ^ -0.46) * 0.12 * 10800 = 18 – rounding by 5 applies, thus the cost to skip the timer is 20 Gems.

Outside of the Dragon Academy, training time can be reduced through:

Moving[edit source | VE]

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 colored move arrows on each side. Green move arrows indicate sufficient placeable space, grey arrows indicate not enough. Moved the object by dragging, tapping the move arrows, or tapping the destination, then pressing Check Mark Icon.png. A moved is cancelled by pressing X.

To move multiple objects at once, with move options activated as above, press Edit Mode Icon.png. Once enabled, moving and/or swapping instructions appear:

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

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

Added Edit Mode Notes
  • Selected objects are moved exactly parallel to their former positions, any chosen destination must have the corresponding spaces freed and placeable for a successful move.
  • If all selected items are eligible to moved into inventory, the Inventory Icon.png Inventory button appears below the last item selected, pressing it moves these into inventory; the button does not appear if any item is ineligible for inventory.
  • Objects cannot be selected from different islands at the same time.

History[edit source | VE]

  • Update 4.2: Modified the graphical interface to make it more intuitive.
    • Made only Dragons stored in the Dragon Vault, not eligible to attend the Academy.
    • Made the skill-training screen more intuitive.
  • Update 1.5: Made the building moveable.
  • Update 1.1: Increased the costs for upgrading the building.
  • Update 1.0: Introduced.

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