A Lotus Dragon is never nervous, angry, or upset. It never roars, never fights, and never whines. When it springs forth from its egg, its small blossom wings still hide from the sunlight in buds, making it very difficult to fly. This doesn't bother the Lotus Dragon; it simply continues flapping its wings until it is able to lift off the ground.
Some dragon behavior scientists have taken to calling Lotus Dragons serene, but in truth, they are just content. A Lotus Dragon sees many changes in its life, with its wings growing, blossoming, and eventually wilting, before growing anew. Lotus Dragons are aware with their station in life, and this awareness brings them comfort.
Adult Lotus Dragons are able to grow immense blossom wings before they wilt as well as small budding blossoms on their head. In addition to keeping a pure purple color, these blossoms also give off a pleasant, fresh scent, free of any irritants or allergens. Many Caretakers breathe in this scent and find themselves becoming calmer, though that could also be in a reaction to the Lotus Dragon's demeanor.
Caretakers follow around their Epic Lotus Dragons with glass bottles, hoping to gather up any blossoms that wilt from the dragons' wings. These blossoms have such a rare, astral aroma that many perfume companies pay top-dollar for this fragrance. You may recognize this scent from various name-brand perfumes on the market today, though no company will publicly list the secret ingredient.
Note: You cannot acquire the Lotus Dragon through breeding.
The Lotus 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 the Black type is alone in the pool, it will add pure dragons of its component types (Blue and Purple) to the list of possible outcomes, but it will not split into its component types. When Black is included in the pool along with one or more other types, the Black type can split into Blue and Purple. However, if it is split, then Black is no longer in the pool for the duration. Thus, the presence of Black in a pool will either add the Black type if it does not split or the Blue and Purple types if it does split. There is one exception to this rule, and that is when both parents possess the Black type. In this case, Black can contribute both itself and its split colors at the same time.
Although the Black type can split into Blue and Purple for breeding purposes, it still only counts as one type. This is important when considering the number of types for type-amount-dependent dragons such as the Diamond Dragon. Breeding a Lotus Dragon with a Fruitful Dragon only counts as three types: Black, Green, and Yellow.
Craft time for the Lotus Dragon is 36 hours, while incubation is only 23 hours.
The Lotus Dragon was previously obtainable by crafting but was removed from the Spell Shop on April 20, 2018.
The Lotus Dragon's design is based upon the Life Dragon's, although there are differences between the two.
The description of the Lotus Dragon contains references to the Hindu religion, who considers the Lotus a sacred flower and has the idea of the cyclic time as a moral tenet.