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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: 2,500 Gold Icon.png (plus upgrades)
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

The following function buttons appear when the building is selected:

  1. Rebuild Button.pngRebuild, for rebuilding the ruined building (appears if available for rebuilding).
  2. Upgrade Button.pngUpgrade, for upgrading the building (appears if an upgrade is available).
  3. Train Skill Button.png / Speed-Up 2 Button.pngTrain or Speed-Up, for training or speeding up Dragon training (appears after the Academy is rebuilt).


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 won, selecting the academy ruins and then pressing the Rebuild Button.png Rebuild button provides two options:

  • Rebuild    2,500 Gold 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.

Once rebuilt, the Academy is at Level 1, and Dragons can be trained to the first skill level of their elements, further skill levels require the academy to be upgraded.


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.

Available skill levels for training Dragons coincide with the level of the Dragon Academy. For example, if the academy has only been increased to Level 4, Dragons can only learn 4 levels of a skill. For each skill level from 2 to 6, the Academy must be upgraded, which has several requirements.

Upgrade Requirements

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. Each building level upgrade also requires a different amount of time to complete.

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


After rebuilding, the academy's appearance is restored and then its appearance changes slightly with each successive upgrade. The size of the building is 6x6 squares, regardless of its level.


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

Fire Wind Earth Water Plant Metal Energy Void Light Shadow Legendary Primal Divine Ancient Tyrant All Icon.png

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

Training Information

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. Upgrading skills requires a certain amount of Scrolls Scrolls Icon.png and Gold Gold Icon.png, and takes a certain amount of time to complete. 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.

See Skills for skill details, upgrade costs, completion times, and masteries.


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 Icon.png button, where a new skill can be selected. Switching a skill costs 15 Scrolls Icon.png Scrolls, and 35 Gems Icon.png Gems, and is done instantly.

Time Reduction

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 the Dragon Academy, training time can be reduced through:


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, gray 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.

Edit Mode can be used to move multiple objects at once, when move options are activated as described above, press the Edit Mode Icon.png button. 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 gray 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.

See Also

  • Skills, for detailed skill information, upgrade costs and times.
  • Scrolls, for information on how scrolls are obtained.


  • Update 7.6: Added the Clan Fortress Power time reduction option to the Academy speed up dialog.
  • 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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