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New Feature Overview: Battle Arena

Overview

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How it works...

*You'll notice a new building floating to the Northeast of your main island if you are level 15+. This is the Battle Arena!
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*Players levels 15+ can enter the Battle Arena and select a dragon to compete against the displayed opponent.
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*During a Dragon Battle, players can select from 3 attacks each turn. The battle is turn-based, meaning your opponent will only attack after you do. Every dragon has a magic attack corresponding to their primary element (each with a unique particle effect!), a Bash attack, and the Ultimate Attack.
*The Ultimate Attack costs 12 gold outside of tournaments and guarantees a critical hit. This is for players who want to pay to ensure victory. At other times, the Bash and Magic attacks are your primary weapons. Whether you use Bash or Magic does not affect the final outcome (only random rolls do), so choose whichever one you prefer.
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*Losing a match will Exhaust your dragon. While exhausted, dragons cannot participate in breeding, trading, evolving, questing, or battling. They will still produce coins and can be fed, however.
*Exhausted Dragons can be healed with the new Healing Spring Building available in the Market. While healing, dragons cannot participate in any activities and will not produce coins.
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The Healing Spring


*Winning a match awards you with special crafting materials. What good are they? They can be combined at the Spell Shop to craft exclusive dragons!
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*Your main goal in a battle is to score a critical hit. The amount of damage that your dragon deals is slightly random, which is why you may see some fluctuations in damage between attacks. A critical hit will deal an incredible amount of damage to your opponent. This is why the Ultimate Attack is so effective; it guarantees a critical hit.
*Several factors affect your chances of a critical hit with a particular dragon: your dragon's rarity, the level of your dragon compared to the opponent's, and the colors of your dragon compared to the opponent's colors. These factors do not affect the damage of your normal attacks (only the random number generated by the game does). This is why, if you are lucky, you can win with any dragon, and if you are unlucky, you can lose even if your dragon has stacked up every possible advantage.
*There is a mandatory one hour "cool down" time between battles. This time can be sped up by paying 4 gold or by watching advertisement-related videos (up to 3 videos a day). (iOS Only)

Battle Arena: Tournaments

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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.

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While the tournament is active, the Ultimate Attack costs 30 Gold20px instead of the usual 12 Gold20px!

Regular Tournaments last several days and consist of 30 or more battles, while Flash Tournaments are shorter, consisting of less battles and lasting 2-4 days.

  • Some extra special Tournaments run 12 days and consist of 48 battles.

A Regular Tournament is currently active.

The current tournament boss is the Broken Heart 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 current tournament are as follows:

# Dragon Lvl Prize
1 Freedom Dragon 1 1Promise Ring 6Forever Band
2 Hera Dragon 2 1Promise Ring 7Forever Band
3 Magnetic Dragon 2 1Promise Ring 7Forever Band
4 Dozer Dragon 3 1Promise Ring 8Forever Band
5 Sentinel Dragon 4 1Promise Ring 8Forever Band
6 Mire Dragon 4 1Promise Ring 9Forever Band
7 Gemini Dragon 5 1Promise Ring 10Forever Band
8 Dawn Dragon 6 1Promise Ring 11Forever Band
9 Bright Phoenix Dragon 7 1Promise Ring 13Forever Band
10 Blacksmith Dragon 8 1Promise Ring 14Forever Band
11 Avenging Dragon 9 1Promise Ring 16Forever Band
12 Delver Dragon 10 1Promise Ring 18Forever Band
13 Devil Dragon 11 1Promise Ring 20Forever Band
14 Pastel Dragon 13 1Promise Ring 23Forever Band
15 Prankster Dragon 14 1Promise Ring 26Forever Band
16 Thai Dragon 17 1Promise Ring 30Forever Band
17 Templar Dragon 15 1Promise Ring 35Forever Band
18 Sunshine Dragon 15 1Promise Ring 40Forever Band
19 River Dragon 16 1Promise Ring 50Forever Band
20 Disco Dragon 19 1Promise Ring 60Forever Band
21 Father Dragon 14 1Promise Ring 70Forever Band
22 Immortal Dragon 15 1Promise Ring 85Forever Band
23 Tracker Dragon 20 1Promise Ring 100Forever Band
24 Queen Dragon 18 1Promise Ring 125Forever Band
25 Mosaic Dragon 18 1Promise Ring 155Forever Band
26 Valkyrie Dragon 19 1Promise Ring 190Forever Band
27 Bronze Dragon 19 1Promise Ring 240Forever Band
28 Neo Yellow Dragon 20 1Promise Ring 300Forever Band
29 Unruly Dragon 20 1Promise Ring 390Forever Band
30 Broken Heart Dragon 20 1Broken Heart Baby 515Forever Band

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.

Type advantage

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.

Type advantages
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

Rarity

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.

Common:
Any dragon that the game displays as Common will end up here. A few exceptions of rarer dragons will also be classified in this rarity tier (Virtue and Night).

Rare:
Except for the exceptions in the Common and Unbreedable tier, dragons that the game displays as Rare will be classified in this tier.

Unbreedable:
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.

Super:
Except for the exceptions in the Unbreedable tier, dragons that the game displays as Super Rare will be classified in this tier.

Ultra:
Except for the exceptions in the Unbreedable tier, dragons that the game displays as Ultra Rare will be classified in this tier.

Level

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.

Notes

  • 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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