New Feature Overview: Battle Arena
How it works...
Battle Arena: Tournaments
Tournaments provide a new and rewarding way to experience the Battle Arena. Before, your dragon opponents were randomized and you had to win 99 battles to craft exclusive dragons. With tournaments, you'll face opponents of increasing difficulty until you go head to head with the tournament boss in the final round! Defeat the dragon boss and win a copy of that dragon.
Regular Tournaments last several days and consist of 30 or more battles, while Flash Tournaments are shorter, consisting of less battles and lasting 2-3 days.
- Some extra special Tournaments run 12 days and consist of 48 battles.
No tournament is currently active.
The previous tournament boss was the Honor Dragon.
A list of tournament bosses can be found here.
Opponents leading up to the boss change with the different tournament releases. The enemy dragons for the previous tournament were as follows:
|4||Sour Candy Dragon||3||1|
|9||Starry Night Dragon||7||1|
|10||Gentle Knight Dragon||11||1|
|14||Poison Ivy Dragon||13||1|
|16||Harmony Knight Dragon||17||1|
|19||Harvest Moon Dragon||16||1|
Winning a battle
To win a battle, you must score a critical hit, which deals much more damage than normal attacks. If you cannot score a critical hit within three turns, you will always lose, and if you score a single critical hit, you will always win. (For a more detailed explanation, visit this user blog). Note that the critical hit may or may not immediately knock out the opponent on the same turn, but subsequent attacks will eventually knock out the opponent.
Aside from the Ultimate Attack, no combination of factors can guarantee a critical hit, even if you use the same dragon against the same opponent. All you can do is try to increase your chances and hope to get lucky.
Remember: Type advantages, rarity, and level only increase your chances of getting a critical hit. They DO NOT affect normal non-crit damage dealt by your dragon (the game makes it slightly random).
To increase your chances, you want to maximize your overall crit score. This is done by balancing type advantages, rarity, and level. You want to achieve the highest score that you can with the dragons that you currently own.
All of your dragon's colors are considered when calculating the type advantage. These will be compared to the enemy's colors. Try to maximize color strengths while minimizing color weaknesses.
|Enemy Type||Use||Avoid Using|
|Red||Yellow, Blue, Stone, Tropic, Champion||Green, Dino, Zodiac, Metal, Soccer|
|Green||Red, Mythic, Dino, Gemstone, Royal, Champion, Soccer||Purple, Black, Stone|
|Yellow||Pink, Black, Cosmic, Zodiac, Champion||Red, Blue, Gold|
|Blue||Yellow, Purple, Rainbow, Gemstone, Champion, Metal||Red, White, Stone|
|Purple||Green, Pink, Gold, Zodiac, Royal, Champion||Blue, White, Cosmic, Soccer|
|White||Blue, Purple, Stone, Rainbow, Champion, Egypt, Soccer||Black, Mythic, Cosmic, Royal|
|Pink||Black, Gold, Fairytale, Gemstone, Champion, Soccer||Yellow, Purple, Mythic, Royal|
|Black||Green, White, Cosmic, Rainbow, Royal, Champion, Egypt||Yellow, Pink, Fairytale, Gemstone|
|Diamond||Diamond||Gold, Gemstone, Metal|
|Mythic||White, Pink, Fairytale, Dino, Champion||Green, Rainbow, Zodiac, Tropic, Egypt|
|Cosmic||Purple, White, Champion||Yellow, Black, Fairytale, Zodiac|
|Gold||Yellow, Diamond, Champion, Metal, Soccer||Purple, Pink, Rainbow, Royal, Egypt|
|Fairytale||Black, Cosmic, Zodiac, Royal, Champion, Soccer||Pink, Mythic, Rainbow, Tropic|
|Stone||Green, Blue, Tropic, Royal, Champion, Egypt||Red, White, Dino|
|Dino||Red, Stone, Tropic, Champion||Green, Cosmic, Gemstone, Soccer|
|Rainbow||Mythic, Gold, Fairytale, Champion||Blue, White, Black, Tropic, Metal|
|Gemstone||Diamond, Black, Dino, Champion||Green, Blue, Pink, Royal|
|Zodiac||Red, Mythic, Cosmic, Champion, Metal||Yellow, Purple, Fairytale, Soccer|
|Tropic||Mythic, Fairytale, Rainbow, Champion||Red, Stone, Dino|
|Royal||White, Pink, Gold, Gemstone, Champion||Green, Purple, Black, Stone, Fairytale, Egypt|
|Ice Age||Abominable, Champion||Blizzard|
|Abominable||Blizzard, Champion||Ice Age|
|Blizzard||Ice Age, Champion||Abominable|
|Champion||Type has no effect here||Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Purple, White, Pink, Black, Mythic, Cosmic, Gold, Fairytale, Stone, Dino, Rainbow, Gemstone, Zodiac, Tropic, Royal, Ice Age, Abominable, Blizzard, Champion|
|Valentine||Type has no effect here||Type has no effect here|
|Metal||Type has no effect here||Type has no effect here|
|Egypt||Type has no effect here||Type has no effect here|
|Soccer||Type has no effect here||Type has no effect here|
|Olympus||Type has no effect here||Type has no effect here|
The game compares your dragon's rarity score to the enemy's rarity score. As such, it is very important to choose as rare a dragon as possible. The higher your dragon's rarity score is relative to the enemy dragon's rarity score, the less points you lose from your crit bonus.
There are five different rarity tiers. They are listed below in ascending order of effectiveness.
Except for the exceptions in the Common and Unbreedable tier, dragons that the game displays as Rare will be classified in this tier.
Any dragon that cannot be bred is classified in this tier regardless of its game-displayed rarity. This includes dragons won from tournaments, dragons received by completing Dragon Album goals, Gold type dragons, and any other dragon that cannot normally be acquired through breeding. Some (but not all) expired limited dragons also fall into this tier.
Except for the exceptions in the Unbreedable tier, dragons that the game displays as Super Rare will be classified in this tier.
Except for the exceptions in the Unbreedable tier, dragons that the game displays as Ultra Rare will be classified in this tier.
The game compares your dragon's level to the enemy dragon's level. The higher your dragon's level, the better. Try to use max level dragons when possible. If not, just use the highest level dragon that you can manage.
- When released the Battle Arena was only available for players level 30 and up, tournaments were level 32 and up. This was changed on May 10, to level 15 and up for access to the Battle Arena, tournament levels now vary.
Battle Arena Calculator
Select your opponent dragon and level, then press the "Find Best Matches" button. This will calculate your chances to win against the selected opponent with the different available dragons.
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