Every player may participate in Dragon Breeding if they wish. Inside of your instanced Play House you will find a Dragon terrarium with a chest beside it. By placing the dragons into the terrarium you will see a 3D model appear inside their tank.
Note: Dragons acquired from the Backer tiers of Kickstarter, and Sicilus Beastiary quests can still be used in Dragon Breeding. The first time they are placed in the terrarium they will be assigned traits. These traits will not match the outward appearance of the dragon. For example: The Epic Founder dragon is yellow but will be assigned Primary color traits of (Brown,Red).
- 1.Playful- Happy dragons. Your dragon will be feeling ready to breed in this mood.
- 2.Hungry- When the dragon is hungry you must feed them "Dragon Treats" to change their mood. (Dragon treats may be purchased from the "Dragon Shop" NPC.)
- 3.Impressive- Influences the size of the dragon, the dragon with this mood will have a greater impact on the size of the dragon. (does not mean that offspring will be exact size of parent but size will be weighted heavier towards their spectrum of size)
- 4.Prime- Influences the prime trait and secondary trait of the primary color of the dragon. (Ex: If parent with this mood is green,blue primary color their offspring will keep this primary color no matter what other parent dragon is bred to)
- 5.Mellow- Influences the prime trait and secondary trait of the secondary color of the dragon. (Ex: If parent with this mood is green,blue secondary color their offspring will keep this secondary color no matter what other parent dragon is bred to)
- 6.Spotty- Influences the prime trait and secondary trait of the spot of the dragon. (Ex: If parent with this mood is green,blue spot color their offspring will keep this spot color no matter what other parent dragon is bred to)
Note: If both parents are in the same mood (Impressive,Prime,Mellow,Spotty) the moods will cancel each other out and go to normal breeding rules. Ex: Prime dragon bred with Prime dragon results in normal breeding rules.
Note: Dragons can only have one mood, this is based off the last treat that is fed to the dragon. (Ex: There is no way to have a dragon in the mood of "Prime" and "Mellow" at the same time. If dragons mood is "Prime" and fed a "Mellow" treat it will override the original treat "Prime" and will be lost.
To mate the dragons you need to follow the following supplies:
- 1. A pair of Dragons
- 2. A terrarium (Commonly found on the first floor of most houses)
- 3. Dragon Treats
- 1. Basic treat- Basic pet treat used if wanting to get your dragon in the playful mood for breeding.
- 2. Impressive Treat- Used to create the "Impressive" mood in your dragon.
- 3. Prime- Used to create the "Prime" mood in your dragon.
- 4. Mellow- Used to create the "Mellow" mood in your dragon.
- 5. Spotty- Used to create the "Spotty" mood in your dragon.
- 6. Bonus Treat- Coming Soon.
Mating the Dragons
Follow the steps below to mate your dragons.
Note: It takes 12 Hours for a dragon pair to mate and produce an offspring.
- Step 1- Ensure that your dragons are in a mood other than "Hungry." If they are "Hungry" feed them a single Dragon treat to change their mood. "Hungry" dragons only have one thing on their mind, and it isn't mating. (You can view this by hovering over the dragon icon in your player menu and reading the tool tip that appears)
- Step 2- Find terrarium, use the Grip button to open the chest lid, place the 2 dragons you want to mate in the first two slots of the chest.
- Step 3- Wait. This is the hardest step. It will take 12 Hours from the time you place both the dragons in the chest to create an offspring. When the breeding process starts there will be a flame that appears between the two dragons in the terrarium.
Note: Removing a dragon during the breeding process will cause the timer to reset.
- Step 4- After the 12 Hour. period has lapsed, you will see the flame expired and the offspring dragon standing in front of its parents. You can then open the chest (using the Grip button) and remove the new dragon.
- Step 5- Repeat steps 1-4.
There are 4 main traits that every dragon is assigned. By mating different dragons with varying traits you can achieve new colors and size for the offspring dragon. You may view the traits of the dragons by holding the trigger button and pointing your finger. Then hover over the dragon icon in your inventory and the tool tip will appear. This tool tip will display the dragons traits, along with its mood.
- 1. Breed- There are 3 known breeds still in existence: Tiger, Mouse, and Sea. Each differs from the other in outward appearance only.
- 2. Primary Color- Describes the overall color of the dragon.
- 3. Secondary Color- Describes the "accent color" of your dragon. Through careful planning and collaboration between owners, a tri-colored dragons can be produced with contrasting Primary, Secondary, and Spot coloring.
- 4. Spot Color- Describes the coloring of the dragon’s spots or stripes (depending on the breed).
- 5. Size- Describes the physical size of the dragon.
First, we must talk briefly over Dominant and Recessive genes and how they appear on the dragon. By hovering your pointed finger over the Dragon in your player inventory a tool tip will appear displaying detailed list of the traits of the dragon. These traits will be followed by a color. This value represents the dominant and recessive gene in that order. The only exception to this rule is the "Size" trait which will always appear as a single number. For example, when looking at a tool tip appeared as follows--
In this example the (brown) would represent the dominant gene, while the (green) would represent the recessive gene.
If you breed two dragons with identical recessive genes, for example (brown,green) & (brown,green), then you have a chance at creating a mutated gene on the recessive side, producing a dragon with the genes of (brown,blue). This dragon in the example will still appear with brown spots though, as the dominant color decides what color is displayed.