Hello Bannermen! It’s time to lift the veil on the new Dragon evolutions recipes, stats, and bonuses! But first, let’s talk about when they’re going live:
The new Baby Dragon evolutions are going live in next Monday’s build - September 29th!
Evolving your Baby Dragons
The first step to evolving your Baby Dragon is, of course, to hatch one yourself! To help get some of the items involved in quickening your egg or evolving your baby Dragon, we are doubling the drop rates for Weirwood,Valyrian Glyphs, Sacrifices, and Crystal Swords next week, which should give a boost to our players looking to quicken and evolve their dragons. We’re also boosting Adventure XP by 50% during this week, giving you another reason to send out those Sworn Swords!
Evolving a Baby Dragon requires the crafting of a new unit, the Apprentice Pyromancer. The Apprentice Pyromancer is a new Legendary Unit created in the Alchemist’s Guild, and will finally give you something to use your mounds of Dyed Textiles on:
After your Pyromancer is recruited, you get to … consume … him when making your new dragons!
Each colored dragon requires a different rare resource, but you’ll also notice that the base chance of evolving your dragon is higher than hatching a Baby Dragon the first time. You’ll find that it takes less time and fewer attempts to evolve your Baby Dragon.
Specializing Your Dragon
It’s important to know that the colored dragons are not just beefed up versions of the Baby Dragon; Each color dragon is a specialization. By evolving your Baby Dragon into one of the colors, you’re sacrificing the overall stats for a more specialized dragon. Since these are baby dragons, the differences are relatively minor, but as we allow you to continue growing your dragon we expect them to diverge further and further from each other.
- The Red Dragon has an extra percent in Battle Defense.
- The Green Dragon has an extra percent in silver from quests.
- The Tan Dragon has an extra percent to resurrect your Sworn Sword.
Remember, these differences are small for the baby dragons, but we plan to make them more profound as the dragons grow older.
The Baby Dragon remains the “universal” or “neutral” dragon, providing balanced stats across the three types of actions.
Going forward, we will provide new ways to grow your dragon that will take into account each of the four baby dragons, so don’t feel like you’re going to miss out on the next age of dragons just because you wanted a Red Baby Dragon!
Preparing for the Future
Dragons never stop growing. While the colored dragons allow you to specialize your dragons, they are still babies. In the coming months and years, your dragons will grow in power and strength. As they progress from children to adults, your enemies and allies will learn the truth, when you proclaim like Daenerys did:
“I am Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, of the blood of Old Valyria. I am the dragon's daughter, and I swear to you that those who would harm you will die screaming.“