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Dragon Academy

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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 learn Skills for Battle, or to increase the level of ones already possessed.

Building Functions

The following function buttons appear when the building is selected:

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


Before the Dragon Academy is 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 Icon.png Gold and wait the requisite time.
  • Instant Rebuild Gems Icon.png – Rebuild for 12 Gems Icon.png 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 Academy upgrades.


To upgrade, select the building while inactive and press the Upgrade Button.png upgrade button, which provides two options:

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

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

Upgrade Requirements

The Dragon Academy has 5 additional upgrades, unlocked as the Trainer progresses in level. Each upgrade level has a different cost, time to complete, and Experience Icon.png Experience earned.

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 changes slightly with each successive upgrade. The size of the building is 6x6 squares, regardless of level.


Since skills are element-specific, training per element is required. To select a Dragon for training, press the Academy building, press the Train Skill Button.png button, and choose a Dragon in the 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. To Filter, press an Element icon or the All Filter Icon.png All filter, 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 Scrolls Icon.png Scrolls and Gold Icon.png Gold, and takes a certain amount of time to complete. When skill training is finished, the Yellow-Bordered Academy Icon.png icon appears above the Academy, pressing it concludes training and explains the Skill.

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


At Skill Level 5, the Choose Your Mastery! button appears. When pressed, it prompts for a choice between one of two available masteries. Pressing the Unlock  Scrolls Icon.png  Gold Icon.png button below the desired mastery begins training, takes time to complete. A mastery can be changed on the same screen by pressing the Switch Icon.png button and selecting a new one. Switching skill masteries costs 15 Scrolls Icon.png Scrolls and 35 Gems Icon.png Gems, and is instant.

See Skills for detailed information about skills and masteries.

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 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.


Professor Hogwin.png It's time to rebuild the Academy! Let's start with the Hall of Heroes!
Indicator Arrow Icon.png (Select the Dragon Academy)
Indicator Arrow Icon.png (Press the Rebuild button, then select a rebuild cost option to begin rebuilding)
Indicator Arrow Icon.png (Press the notification to complete the rebuild)
Indicator Arrow Icon.png (Press the training button)
Professor Hogwin.png I really have let this place get out of hand... even before the Vikings attacked. I'll tell you about it while we clean it up!
Professor Hogwin.png You need to assign a dragon to learn skills in the Academy by tapping on any one of them.
Indicator Arrow Icon.png (Select a Dragon)
Professor Hogwin.png Your dragon's elements are listed at the top. Select one you'd like to upgrade with a powerful skill!
Indicator Arrow Icon.png (Select an Element)
Professor Hogwin.png Wise decision. You've chosen (x Element). As you can see, all skills have 6 levels.
Professor Hogwin.png The final level is Mastery! You'll need to choose from two very special effects when you reach there!
Professor Hogwin.png I know, I know, I'm getting ahead of myself. Forgive me. Is that all? Oh, yes! The Scrolls!
Professor Hogwin.png You need Scrolls to teach skills, and you can collect them in battles. Win 3 stars in battles to recover the Scrolls from the Vikings!
Professor Hogwin.png That's it, young friend. Now I leave you to explore on your own... and be careful—knowledge is power.

See Also

  • Skills, for detailed skill and mastery information, including upgrade costs and times.
  • Scrolls, for information on obtaining scrolls.


  • 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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