Gold Dragons are only born at sunrise, so the first rays of dawn will reflect off of their metallic skin, alerting the parents who might have stepped away from the nest that their new treasure has arrived in the world.
In ancient times, Gold Dragons were hunted for the precious metals that make up their bodies. To end the violence, a group of Caretakers engineered a magical crop, that when consumed by Gold Dragons, would cause their skin to crumble to ash upon the creature's death.
Despite the Gold Dragon's troubling history, the creatures themselves are extraordinarily positive. They're known to dance in the morning sun, play in the clouds, and reflect rays of light into the habitats of baby dragons, who are endlessly entertained by the flickering wisps.
When they reach their Epic Forms, Gold Dragons stop requiring food for sustenance. The massive sails on their wings and head collect solar energy and convert it into nutrients. Extra energy is stored within the dragon, who can breathe the rays onto a village, providing light when light is needed most.
By breeding two dragons that collectively contribute Diamond and Yellow to the type pool. If a parent has the appropriate minor types, missing requirements may also be added to the pool, even if neither parent has the originally required types. Minor types that have been split from other minor types can also contribute their component types to the type pool.
DISCLAIMER: When attempting to breed the Gold Dragon, you may get other offspring instead. Check the Breeding Calculator to view all of the possible results of combining a particular pair of parents.
The Gold Dragon has special behavior when it is used as a breeding parent. Unlike dragons with only basic types, it will obey the following rules:
When a breeding pair contains a total of two types - Diamond and a non-minor type - you can get any breedable pure dragon of that type or any corresponding Diamond hybrid that is currently available.
When a breeding pair contains Diamond and at least two other different types, Diamond is then treated as its own type under normal rules and any possible offspring using that pair of parents can emerge. To check the list of possible dragons using a particular pair of parents, use the Breeding Calculator.
The Gold Dragon is the second hybrid dragon with the Diamond type.