Dragons are a primary species in War Dragons. See Master List of Dragons
Typically dragons are four-legged creatures with four claws on each foot and a pair of giant wings. Their appendages are typically scaly; the wings are batlike and allow most dragons to be able to fly. Dragons usually also have long tails for aerial balance, and horns on their head that they could possibly use as terrestrial weapons (however, dragons are almost always in flight in-game). Certain dragons lack some of these basic parts, or even have extra. They come in a variety of colors.
Most dragons will shoot fire, though some will shoot some other sort of breath weapon. Their claws and wings would probably deal serious full-force damage if they were at any point on ground, but they only fight in the air. There are several different moves, or spells, that dragons can use in battle.
A compendium of the moves that dragons can perform can be found here.
Sorting Dragons Edit
Dragons have three types of classifications that can set them apart.
Dragons can be classified by what fighting class they are in. This consists of three different class types.
Sorcerer dragons are magic-based and can deal serious damage when used properly. Their fire is a swipe motion, and will shoot up to three fireballs at a time.
The first Sorcerer dragon you will get is Leviathan.
Hunter dragons are speed-based and rely on stealth and quick attacks to deal blows of energy fast enough to create mass harm in short amounts of time. Their fire has to be tapped onto a target; holding your finger down on the screen will not work, so you will have to keep tapping defenses at a fast pace to deliver lots of damage. These dragons also have a flame bar. Each time you tap the flame bar decreases. However, it will recharge over time. Here's a trick: try to put three fingers down at a time while using a Hunter. A lot of people don't know this, but you can shoot three blows of energy at the same time! (Be aware this removes three energy from your flame bar)
The first Hunter dragon you will get is Frigg (shown in the picture above).
Warrior dragons are attack-based and deliver damage through long jets of breath, which can be held down over buildings in order to destroy them. They're a very straightforward class with easy-to-use controls, only rivaled by Hunters. The only downside to these is for fat-fingered people: you can't see what you're attacking.
The first Warrior dragon you will get is Draco.
In the breeding castle, dragons are classified by the color of the egg from which they hatched (lineage). There are nine different egg lineages that dragons can be sorted into:
- Red Egg
This lineage includes dragons that come from a red egg.
- Purple Egg
This lineage includes dragons that come from a purple egg.
- Blue Egg
This lineage includes dragons that come from a blue egg.
- Orange Egg
This lineage includes dragons that come from an orange egg.
- Green Egg
This lineage includes dragons that come from a green egg.
- Gold Egg
This lineage includes dragons that come from a gold egg.
- Platinum Egg
This lineage includes dragons that come from a platinum egg.
- Sapphire Egg
This lineage includes dragons that come from a sapphire egg.
- Garnet Egg
This lineage includes dragons that come from a garnet egg.
- Emerald Egg
This lineage includes dragons that come from an emerald egg.
- Obsidian Egg
This lineage includes dragons that come from an obsidian egg. (This lineage hasn't been released yet, and will be available at a future date.
Dragons also come in different rarities.
Although their is no such thing as a common dragon, this label has been added to dragons without the rarity description. Common dragons are usually very easy to hatch and don't take very many tries to breed. They also have only one spell they naturally get. The only exxeption is the first three dragons, being Draco, Hext, and Frigg, who have two. They also have the lowest tier stats and expert level.
Some dragons are Rare. These dragons are harder to hatch and may have to be bred a certain number of times. They also come with two natural spells, and have better tier stats. They also have a better expert level than commons.
Some dragons are Epic. These dragons have to have their combination bred a certain number of times in order to make up just one egg. The breeding outcome comes in fragments that are be put together to form an egg. (The game will piece them together for you.) These have three naturally occurring spells, with even better tier stats. They also have a better expert level.
Some dragons are Legendary. These dragons have to have their combination bred a high number of times (around 200 or so) in order to make up just one egg, but it's worth the egg tokens. The breeding outcome comes in fragments that are be put together to form an egg. You can also get them from events of gold chests, like Kinnarakku (this dragon isn't a legendary, but follows the example). These have four naturally occurring spells, and an even better expert level. Also have better tier stats than Epic.
Some dragons are Mythic. These dragons have to have their combination bred an extremely high number of times in order to make up just one egg, but it's definitely worth it. The breeding outcome comes in fragments that are put together to form an egg. These dragons are the most powerful rarity of them all. They have the best tier stats, and tend to have their own, unique spells. As a bonus, these dragons hatch knowing all four of their naturally occurring spells, instead of having to learn them at certain levels like the other rarities. You can also get them from seasonal events, like Phasmos, and Morphos.
Dragons have the ability to crossbreed and produce unique eggs through combinations that are often accomplished by chance, depending on rarity. Dragon eggs have to be bred inside the breeding castle. Once the pattern necessary to breed a dragon is correct, a breeding session (which, unlike many freemium games, does not require a long amount of time) will require 20 egg tokens, a currency achieved by completing Dragon Guard missions, or through events to initiate. Once successfully bred, an egg may be placed in the incubator and take a certain amount of time to hatch depending on the tier. It is worth noting that some dragons have to be breed more than once to obtain an egg. This is particularly notable as you advance up the tiers, each rarity needing more and more fragments. There is also a catch to the effectiveness of your breeding castle and incubator. Your breeding castle won't be impressive enough for higher tier dragons to breed with other dragons, unless you upgrade it. Incubation works the same, with the building not 'producing sufficient heat' for the higher tier dragon egg.