I often see the same questions: "When will this drake spawn?", "When did this drake got captured?", so I decided to make a little guide on Roaming Ancients. All of the hours you'll see in this guid will be in UK time. We are currently on winter time, so I'll add between paranthesis what would be the spawn times for summer time. (why I start whith hours like 2:07, and end with 23:07 is because of the daily reset thats done at 0:00, on summer time, the reset will be done at 1:00).
Before starting, I should say some important things:
Each Thursday*, there is a weekly maintenance of the servers. Each time there's a maintenance, or a crash of the servers, some dragons spawn back.
*The maintenance has always happened on Wednesdays on Dragon's Prophet but here, on Savage Hunt it looks like it will be done on Thursdays.
There are two types of dragons. First would be the Programmed Ancients. Those dragons are not affected by maintenance or crashes, and spawn multiple times a day (up to a maximum of 8 times). Let's take Cobalt Lightning as an exemple (a favorite of many people) who spawns each time the in-game day starts. The dragons in this category are, from the lowest lvl to the highest: Cobalt Lightning, Midnight Shade,
Shrouded Carnage, *Solar Eclipse, Son of Tyre, Tonapah's Shadow, Death Phantom. Spawn rotation for Programmed Ancients is the following: Cobal/Phantom > Tonapah > Midnight/Solar/Tyre > Shrouded, then it gets back to Cobalt and Phantom. (*Solar Eclipse, unlike every other programmed, will only spawn once, so watch out for this guy). <------ This post was for the original Dragon's Prophet game which had more dragons, I will add them as soon as they are added. Don't worry, they are not lost forever, just not in the game yet
The second type would be the Non-Programmed Ancients. These dragons are affected by maintenances and crashes. This means that is there's a crash of the servers, or a weekly maintenance, these dragons will spawn back. In the case of a maintenance, they will respawn the day(Thursday), or the day after(Friday) the maintenance. All of these dragons have a respawn time of 3 to 6 days (they will more often spawn on the 4th day, but it is possible that they could spawn on the 3rd, the 5th or the 6th day too) after their death or capture. There is also a sub-category for this type of dragon, lets call them Special Ancients, I'll talk more about them later, youll understand in time.
You can capture a dragon that is up to 5lvls. above you (6 if you have great taming skills and Draconic Influence gear, but not higher than that), but you will need a lot of Draconic Influence (can only be found on necklaces, rings and earrings). It's always better to have as much DI as possible. What DI does, is it speeds up the red taming bar while capturing a dragon. You will only have 30 seconds to capture a dragon that is 5lvls. above you and the average time for a capture is about 35-40 seconds, with DI gear, the red bar goes faster so you take less time to tame and have better chances of actually capturing the dragon on the first try.
I triple checked every ancient listed here, so im more than sure these hours are correct.
(Edit: I would recommend looking Ancients paths on videos instead of a map. You don't get the altitude
at which an Ancient flies, and also, most maps are inaccurate.)
-Pale Radiance[lvl35]: 2:07|5:07|8:07|11:07|14:07|17:07|20:07|23:07 [3 to 6 days]
Satuma -Onyx Smoke[lvl35]: 2:45|5:45|8:45|11:45|14:45|17:45|20:45|23:45 [3 to 6 days] [Night] (3:45|6:45|9:45|12:45|15:45|18:45|21:45|0:45)
-Cobalt Lightning[lvl45]: 0:52|3:52|6:52|9:52|12:52|15:52|18:52|21:52 [Programmed]
-Primal Star[lvl45]: 0:15|3:15|6:15|9:15|12:15|15:15|18:15|21:15 [3 to 6 days]
-Midnight Shade[lvl55]: 2:07|5:07|8:07|11:07|14:07|17:07|20:07|23:07 [Programmed]
-Fungal Bloom[lvl55]: 0:15|3:15|6:15|9:15|12:15|15:15|18:15|21:15 [3 to 6 days]
*Also note that there's a second Fungal that spawns on a glitched path, he starts flying above mountains, flies through said mountains and lands in a cave behind the statue at the far west of his normal path. Once in this cave he will stay there as long as he's not captured or theres no maintenance or crash of the servers.