Anya DemonFang's One-stop-shop for Dragon Guides and Templates



  • Hello there Osirans,


    Some of you may know me as Anya, or DemonFang, a mixture of both of those names together or "That one player that had way too much money from her highschool job and spent it all on dragons". Over the passed year and a half I have been slowly writing a number of guides for our dragon friends, as there has not really been an up-to-date guide for dragons in a while and most of what people learn once they join the game is through other players that have been playing longer. I decided to change that, and set up a website where I would painstakingly and thanklessly write down my findings on each and every dragon family, as well as bucketloads of ideas on how to train them and what their strengths and weaknesses are.


    I'll phrase that again: I wrote these guys with my own research and the research of other like-minded individuals. There was no datamining involved and there isn't exactly an official guide anywhere so these guides are not based off of numbers and code - they're based off of the hard-working experience of me and several other dragon trainers like me. So everything here is straight from the heart! Let's get started! (partyparrot)


    Just a small disclaimer: I am writing these in my spare time and through investing time, research and possibly money into my own builds and of course getting the invaluable assistance of others. Guides can take anything from a day to several months depending on how fresh the build is or how much work it needs until it's ready to test. You might be waiting for a while for me to write a certain build depending on how RNG in the game treats me and for that I can only apologize.


    My guides will likely always be WIP and there will always be more for me to write - read below if you want to speed up the process for a specific build!


    Custom Guidance: If you have a dragon subject and no idea what to do with it, PM me with its stats and information if you want some general ideas. I'm more than happy to help if my template builds or guides are not what you're looking for. Alternatively, if there is a guide you want to see, feel free to suggest it to me in the comments here. I'm always kinda stuck in what I want to build next anyway.


    Current Project: Skytouched Intermediate Builds


    Beginner Guides


    These guides are aimed not to be step-by-step instructions on how to build a dragon, but they are more designed to point players in the right direction while still providing them with the creative freedom to design a dragon build that they can easily tailor to their class, play style and tastes. Each guide contains three things: an Overview of the dragon family, the Availability of the dragon family as well as notable members of the family/information on how to get them and last but not least, "Skills to look out for". This section will be a simple compilation of skills that work well on the dragon breed in question, and how these skills fit into specific and/or all builds. The skills are designed to be combined as the player sees fit, and it is my hope that the guides can provide enough of a judgement call that they can decide for themselves what they need within the skill slots that their dragon possesses. If that's not what you're looking for and you simply want builds to copy and paste with no trouble, the Intermediate Guides or my complete templates may be of more interest to you. (Note that both these sections are very much WIP.


    Click here to look through the beginner guides!


    Intermediate Guides


    The guides that will be listed on this page will aim to help you build a dragon that will not only be tailored to you and your class but will also be able to survive a little longer than usual in some pretty unbelievable situations, such as Endgame dungeons and raids (as long as you're careful). Some of these builds could get quite creative - of course, these builds can be changed in any way by you and you don't have to follow these guides to the letter, but if they can make your life a little bit easier whereas otherwise you would have had no idea, I'll be happy.


    Fabled Ancient Intermediate Guides - Currently two


    Skytouched Intermediate Guides - Currently one


    More to come!


    Advanced Guides


    Long story short, this section will be for specialist builds tailored for specific segments of the game such as Battleground and the Dragon Tournament, and other specific situations you might not think you need a dragon for! Currently nothing here yet though.


    Misc. Guides


    Dragons that Don't Shrink!

    This guide lists a number of dragons that are not subject to the will of Server Load and don't shrink several inches when summoned by the Player. If you want a more Dragon-sized Dragon, this guide's your guy. Knock yourself out! (partyparrot)Click the name above to go to the page. (Warning for 3G users - this guide is quite image-heavy.)


    Dragons with Glitched Cameras

    This guide was more for people like me who are severely triggered by not being able to see dragons in their full glory. Since the days when Thadrea was first added, a glitch has existed which has plagued most new in-game dragons, which I simply call the Camera Glitch. I made this guide, and took the comparison images, so people could decide whether or not they felt like dealing with this bug. I know most players probably won't care, but some Dragon Lovers might be irked by this bug, so here's your guide to either avoiding these dragons or just exploring their ranks.

    Dragon's Prophet - Anyademonfang - Level 105 - Officer of Guild Dovahmir - Not currently playing

    Savage Hunt - Demonfang - Level 61 (I think) - Not currently playing

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  • Greetings peeps,


    A new guide is now live: Sylvaran/Int-based Fabled Ancient Intermediate Build


    This build is for a Fabled Ancient Buffer, commonly used by magical classes but easily used by all. Sylvaran, the game's only Intelligence-oriented FA dragon, inspired this build but I need to stress now that this build will work with ALL FABLED ANCIENTS!


    PS: I'm still touching up the guide here and there so stuff might get added later, but it's ready to present just now so here you go.


    My next project is: Skytouched Dragon Intermediate Builds!


    (Also, should my guides be pinned? I don't know what the criteria is for that kind of thing. Also if I'm not allowed to advertise new guides like this please let me know, I just thought it was a good way to go about it.)

    Dragon's Prophet - Anyademonfang - Level 105 - Officer of Guild Dovahmir - Not currently playing

    Savage Hunt - Demonfang - Level 61 (I think) - Not currently playing

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    Oh wow guys I really REALLY like DrAgOnS

  • Do a guide on all stats being equal.

    You're going to have to explain this one to me, because regardless of dragon family this is usually a terrible idea.

    Dragon's Prophet - Anyademonfang - Level 105 - Officer of Guild Dovahmir - Not currently playing

    Savage Hunt - Demonfang - Level 61 (I think) - Not currently playing

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    Oh wow guys I really REALLY like DrAgOnS

  • You're going to have to explain this one to me, because regardless of dragon family this is usually a terrible idea.

    I know back in na i did stats all equal (i dont now) but it seemed like it worked perfectly (you need good high char build i guess). i was really good in arena and never lost and pve was amazing. But maybe things were changed idk. Has any one tried this type build and not just assume it bad?

  • I know back in na i did stats all equal (i dont now) but it seemed like it worked perfectly (you need good high char build i guess). i was really good in arena and never lost and pve was amazing. But maybe things were changed idk. Has any one tried this type build and not just assume it bad?

    I'm not assuming anything, I've been training dragons for a long time and I can say this is bad, as there isn't a single dragon family that makes use of every single stat. In fact most dragon families only benefit from two or sometimes three with the other stats doing next to nothing at all. By trying to make stats equal on a dragon you're taking points away from the stats that make the dragon good in the first place.


    I mean I can try it if you want but I'll be putting it under my Experimental section that I'm planning.


    Also, if you have a screenshot of the dragon you did this with, presumably of its stats and skills as well, that might be helpful. I could maybe gauge what made it work out so well for you and see if I could replicate it as a proper build.

    Dragon's Prophet - Anyademonfang - Level 105 - Officer of Guild Dovahmir - Not currently playing

    Savage Hunt - Demonfang - Level 61 (I think) - Not currently playing

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    Oh wow guys I really REALLY like DrAgOnS

  • I'm not assuming anything, I've been training dragons for a long time and I can say this is bad, as there isn't a single dragon family that makes use of every single stat. In fact most dragon families only benefit from two or sometimes three with the other stats doing next to nothing at all. By trying to make stats equal on a dragon you're taking points away from the stats that make the dragon good in the first place.


    I mean I can try it if you want but I'll be putting it under my Experimental section that I'm planning.


    I did not know dragons only benefited from 2.


    Here what stats work very good for me (int for healing skills, str for more damage, con for more hp, fero for more damage, focus to, da for more mounted damage maybe?)

  • I did not know dragons only benefited from 2.


    Here what stats work very good for me (int for healing skills, str for more damage, con for more hp, fero for more damage, focus to, da for more mounted damage maybe?)

    Okay you've got everything pretty much spot on there but here's where the problem starts:


    If you've ever played Pokemon, you'll be aware that they all have different types that decide what attacks they use - Fire Pokemon use Fire attacks and so on. Dragons in DP are literally the exact same, just with less types to choose from - Stats are not just stats, but also the types of the dragons. For example, Fabled Ancients specialize in Strength, while Skytouched dragons specialize in Intelligence, and so on. So, if you give a Skytouched dragon points in Strength and not any points in Intelligence, its default skill-less attacks (which tend to do bad damage anyway) would do some more damage, but its magical attack skills will hardly do any. Because of the way Skytouched dragons are built, you kinda need to sink the most points into Attributes like Intelligence and Dragon Affinity, as those raise the damage that their type-specific skills do. I hope that makes sense.


    Do you have a screenshot of your dragon that you built to have all stats equal? You've got me interested now, if you had a picture of how you built it I could maybe find out why it worked out so well for you and if this is something that could become a genuine build.

    Dragon's Prophet - Anyademonfang - Level 105 - Officer of Guild Dovahmir - Not currently playing

    Savage Hunt - Demonfang - Level 61 (I think) - Not currently playing

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    Oh wow guys I really REALLY like DrAgOnS

  • Okay you've got everything pretty much spot on there but here's where the problem starts:


    If you've ever played Pokemon, you'll be aware that they all have different types that decide what attacks they use - Fire Pokemon use Fire attacks and so on. Dragons in DP are literally the exact same, just with less types to choose from - Stats are not just stats, but also the types of the dragons. For example, Fabled Ancients specialize in Strength, while Skytouched dragons specialize in Intelligence, and so on. So, if you give a Skytouched dragon points in Strength and not any points in Intelligence, its default skill-less attacks (which tend to do bad damage anyway) would do some more damage, but its magical attack skills will hardly do any. Because of the way Skytouched dragons are built, you kinda need to sink the most points into Attributes like Intelligence and Dragon Affinity, as those raise the damage that their type-specific skills do. I hope that makes sense.


    Do you have a screenshot of your dragon that you built to have all stats equal? You've got me interested now, if you had a picture of how you built it I could maybe find out why it worked out so well for you and if this is something that could become a genuine build.

    Sadly nope from na but on current yes I got one just give me few days or so to get on and do it (please remind me)

  • So with what information I have I made a start on @DragonProtector's request, and I think you'll be quite happy with who I picked xD


    This dragon was almost a blank slate and he's been sitting in my chamber for a while, plus his stats aren't so amazing that I will have wasted a dragon if this goes wrong, so we'll see what happens! Notice that related to the point I made last night, Strength is higher than all other stats despite them being equal. This should be interesting as he gets stronger.

    Dragon's Prophet - Anyademonfang - Level 105 - Officer of Guild Dovahmir - Not currently playing

    Savage Hunt - Demonfang - Level 61 (I think) - Not currently playing

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    Oh wow guys I really REALLY like DrAgOnS

  • So with what information I have I made a start on @DragonProtector's request, and I think you'll be quite happy with who I picked xD


    This dragon was almost a blank slate and he's been sitting in my chamber for a while, plus his stats aren't so amazing that I will have wasted a dragon if this goes wrong, so we'll see what happens! Notice that related to the point I made last night, Strength is higher than all other stats despite them being equal. This should be interesting as he gets stronger.

    Besides me being jealous lol (jk)


    Here pictures for you.


    Darn wont let me upload since picture 1.95mb.

  • Thank you for the intel- based fabled ancient. I'm going to build one for my oracle. Can't wait for the intermediate bird build you are working on. I'm building the oracle's bird now but I think I will wait till you are done, and work on that ancient instead. Any idea where to find the Natural Summon skill? You mention that its good for Oracle.


    If I remember right they changed the skill drops to be able to be found on any dragon but I still see some skills tend to show up more on certain dragons. For example, I can usually find magic skin on the crocodile dragons in Wintertide on Lynor Lake within the first 4 or 5 capped. But I have never seen the Natural Summon skill on anything.

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  • Thank you for the intel- based fabled ancient. I'm going to build one for my oracle. Can't wait for the intermediate bird build you are working on. I'm building the oracle's bird now but I think I will wait till you are done, and work on that ancient instead. Any idea where to find the Natural Summon skill? You mention that its good for Oracle.


    If I remember right they changed the skill drops to be able to be found on any dragon but I still see some skills tend to show up more on certain dragons. For example, I can usually find magic skin on the crocodile dragons in Wintertide on Lynor Lake within the first 4 or 5 capped. But I have never seen the Natural Summon skill on anything.

    Off the top of my head I can tell you with absolute certainty that it's VERY common on Mythical (horse) dragons, but I understand that those are hard to come by so here's a few other options:


    I've also seen the skill pop up on Aquas, Swiftfoots and possibly Dunestalkers. I have no doubt that it spawns on more families but there's no information on the wiki and those four above are the only ones I've physically seen through my own catching/hatching. I suspect they can also appear on Skytouched dragons due to the nature of the skill but I haven't seen this before personally. Overall I'd say that Mythicals are your best, yet most expensive bet - otherwise you can spam-catch Swiftfoots and Aquas and see if you drop it. I don't think it's technically a 'Rare' skill by definition but it seems to drop less than others, although something has to give eventually.


    Also that information you've given about skills dropping from any dragon is, I believe, incorrect. I wouldn't hold too much stock in that.


    Also the work on the Skytouched guide has hit a rut due to real life, but I'll be getting back on that very soon. It's pretty much done, it's just a matter of formatting it for my website and getting it live. I'll post here again when it's up for you.

    Dragon's Prophet - Anyademonfang - Level 105 - Officer of Guild Dovahmir - Not currently playing

    Savage Hunt - Demonfang - Level 61 (I think) - Not currently playing

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    Oh wow guys I really REALLY like DrAgOnS

  • Off the top of my head I can tell you with absolute certainty that it's VERY common on Mythical (horse) dragons, but I understand that those are hard to come by so here's a few other options:


    I've also seen the skill pop up on Aquas, Swiftfoots and possibly Dunestalkers. I have no doubt that it spawns on more families but there's no information on the wiki and those four above are the only ones I've physically seen through my own catching/hatching.

    Great I will try catching a bunch of those. There is a mix of dune stalkers and swiftfoots in Korhala. I'll see what I can do there. I haven't spent much time capping those so maybe that's why I haven't run across this skill. I checked the horse dragons I have and none have that skill. Bad luck for me I guess.

    Also that information you've given about skills dropping from any dragon is, I believe, incorrect. I wouldn't hold too much stock in that.

    Yes, its very old information and I think came from the NA forums back when I was playing. It may have never been implemented into the EU version and SH looks to have the same formula as beta NA so far.


    Also the work on the Skytouched guide has hit a rut due to real life, but I'll be getting back on that very soon. It's pretty much done, it's just a matter of formatting it for my website and getting it live. I'll post here again when it's up for you.

    Real life first! No worries. These guides are awesome. My old guild from NA died a long long time ago but it was so full of great information. We had a bunch of people who loved to pick apart the mechanics and find the best way to do anything. Some of Oric's information is still floating around (I see his credits in the wiki) but the bulk of what they had compiled is lost ;(

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  • Greetings Lads,


    A new section has opened in my Intermediate Dragon Guides: Skytouched Dragons! Although currently there is only one guide, and that is for the

    BIRB BUDDY

    This build is exclusively for Magical players such as Oracles and Sorcerers (Sorry Phys peeps)! This build aims to create a mounting bird that can also heal in PvE, and depending on how you build it, POSSIBLY slap a few enemies with its wing. Although bear in mind these birbs aren't designed to survive as damage output from your God Skills is top priority, so don't be upset if this bird doesn't hold up as well as you hoped. You are more than welcome to increase your dragon's Constitution if you don't mind losing out on some mounted power.


    If this build wasn't what you were hoping for, I will be constructing a PvE Birb in the coming weeks/months/centuries. Will post here about that later.

    Dragon's Prophet - Anyademonfang - Level 105 - Officer of Guild Dovahmir - Not currently playing

    Savage Hunt - Demonfang - Level 61 (I think) - Not currently playing

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    Oh wow guys I really REALLY like DrAgOnS

  • YAY!!! Thank you!!!

    Ok I'm going to ask a dumb question so be gentle....I have always played Guardian before and then switched to Ranger cuz I got tired of the knock-backs guards have to deal with. With my Oracle I love it but I'm a complete noob. I'm a noob with Birbs too since I stayed mostly with the physical dragons.


    When you said at the beginning of your Birb guide "aimed exclusively at magical players who use bird mounting to increase their damage output while using God Skills - an overwhelmingly common tactic to the point where some guilds ban it during guild-run events." How do you do that tactic? What do you mean? I play solo alot so I won't be in anyone's way with this.


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  • YAY!!! Thank you!!!

    Ok I'm going to ask a dumb question so be gentle....I have always played Guardian before and then switched to Ranger cuz I got tired of the knock-backs guards have to deal with. With my Oracle I love it but I'm a complete noob. I'm a noob with Birbs too since I stayed mostly with the physical dragons.


    When you said at the beginning of your Birb guide "aimed exclusively at magical players who use bird mounting to increase their damage output while using God Skills - an overwhelmingly common tactic to the point where some guilds ban it during guild-run events." How do you do that tactic? What do you mean? I play solo alot so I won't be in anyone's way with this.


    It's amazingly simple honestly, but test it on some weaker monsters or a weaker boss to make sure you're doing it right - cast your main God skill or if you have more than one cast two of them simultaneously (for example Amethyst Storm/the shark one, i forgot its name) and then immediately mount your birb - sit and wait and you should see your damage dealt by the God skill(s) increase. If it doesn't go up that much that's because your birb wasn't trained for mounting/isn't trained much at all but you should see it increase even if its just a small margin.


    I'd take a video for you but I'm away from my computer just now and I will be for some time.

    Dragon's Prophet - Anyademonfang - Level 105 - Officer of Guild Dovahmir - Not currently playing

    Savage Hunt - Demonfang - Level 61 (I think) - Not currently playing

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    Oh wow guys I really REALLY like DrAgOnS

  • Cool thank you! I will try it out!

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  • DemonFang actually ive been told you gotta cast the mounted combat shield thing to make your mdam skyrocket

    Ah yeah you can do that too but i personally have never had to. But for newer players this is probably a good call


    EDIT: I might actually add a bird mounting tutorial to the guide page for those who are confused about it. Will do so later.

    Dragon's Prophet - Anyademonfang - Level 105 - Officer of Guild Dovahmir - Not currently playing

    Savage Hunt - Demonfang - Level 61 (I think) - Not currently playing

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    Oh wow guys I really REALLY like DrAgOnS

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