The Dragon League is a battling competition hosted in the Arena that takes place between Dragons. It is unlocked when a player reaches Level 11 and it can be accessed through the button on the bottom left-side of the screen or by pressing the very same button after selecting the Arena. The player selects up to three Dragons to fight against another player's Dragons in an attempt to gain points. When in battle, the attacking player is facing the actual Dragons of real players, but these Dragons are operated by the program as opposed to the actual player competing against the attacking player in real-time. In other words, the defending player's actions are taken by the game itself while using their Dragons. Players are awarded accumulative points after each battle for the battle performance, and, when applicable, rewards for reaching certain levels of win streaks. At the end of the competition, players receive league rewards based on their current league, player level (modifiers), and the number of points they have accumulated compared to other players.
Each battle in the Dragon League costs one unit of energy for a normal attack or two for a Focus Attack (increases the damage inflicted by allied Dragons by 50%). The energy will automatically regenerate at a rate of one every 40 minutes until a player's maximum limit is reached. The energy can also be immediately replenished with Arena Gems held in the inventory or by paying 3 Gems per energy (must purchase all energy required to meet the maximum limit through either method). VIP players have a limit of six units of energy and non-VIP players have a limit of four units of energy. There is currently no way to increase the maximum number of energy to more than six. The list of available opponents can be refreshed for free once every 3 hours or, if desired, at any time using 5 Gems per refresh.
See battling for complete details about the battle interface
After opening the Dragon League screen, the player is able to see their current league, the time left for the current instance of the Dragon League, the leaderboard as well as their position on it, their current score, their current win streak, the current prize of the league, the milestone rewards, the average level of the Dragons in the current league, and a few more options. If there is no new prize to be earned, a window notifying the player will be displayed. From here on, the player can press: the button to see the current rankings, the button (under win streak) to see the rewards that can be earned from win streaks, the button to refill their Arena Energy, the emblem of the League to show the promotion rewards for each league, the button (on the card pack) to see the current Dragon(s) for which Dragon Pieces can be earned, or the button to proceed to the battle selection screen.
Points are earned for each match completed, win or lose. If a player loses the battle, they will only receive 5 points in total. If a player wins a match, they will receive a base of 10 points plus any bonus point earned from the battle.
Bonus points are added based upon the difficulty of the battle, the level of the opposing Dragons and the player's winning streak.
Difficulty - Players are presented with three opponents; the battle difficulty will be displayed upon the challenge snapshot of each opponent, along with the Dragons they will bring to the battle. The difficulty on an opponent is given in relation to all the Dragons in the player's roster in relation to the opponent's own Dragons and is not based on the Dragon team chosen for the battle. There are three possible levels of difficulty:
|Battle Rank||Bonus||Points for Win|
Opposing Dragon Level - Bonus points are given for the level of the opposing player's Dragons.
Win Streak - Bonus points are given for defeating multiple opponents in a row within a given time frame. The bonus points increase with the win streak and are added to the player's score.
|Win Streak||No Streak||3 Streak||6 Streak||9 Streak||12 Streak||15 Streak||18 Streak||20 Streak|
The Dragon League is tiered into six different leagues with each league, except the Elite League, having three divisions. Competing in the Dragon League is similar to competitions in events as there are two iterations per week, one between Monday 07:00 UTC and Thursday 17:00 UTC, and the other between Thursday 17:00 UTC and Monday 07:00 UTC. Each iteration divides players into groups of 500 and lasts 3 days and 12 hours. Once a competition has finished, players are rewarded based on their points compared to other players.
Players in the Top 200 of their league are promoted to the next league if they have participated in at least one fight. Upon reaching Bronze League 2, players who have fought at least one match and did not obtain rankings higher than 301 are demoted to the league previous to their current one. Once the top prize for a league is obtained, players who get demoted and then promoted back will not receive the same prize again, the only rewards given being those from the leaderboard, win streak and the milestone rewards.
In addition to the above requirements, promotion to the Elite League can only occur for players who finish in the Top 75 and own at least 3 Level 80 Dragons. Players who finish in the Top 75 of the league, but fail to meet the requirement on Dragons will not be promoted. Once a player is promoted to the Elite League, they can no longer be demoted to lower leagues. Even after promotions to the Elite League occurs, only Level 80 or higher Dragons are allowed to participate in battles.
The milestone rewards are given to each player that manages to accumulate a certain amount of points within an iteration of the league. The rewards are given only once per iteration and they reset with each iteration. The rewards are different for each league, but the same for all divisions of the same league.
Card Pack Contents
The card pack offers only one card in all leagues and division. The Dragons for which matching Dragon Pieces are given and the amount of said Dragon Pieces vary from league to league. Each Dragon and its corresponding amount of pieces have a fixed chance of being obtained.
|League||Gladiator Dragon||Leviathan Dragon||Heliotrope Dragon||Machine Snake Dragon||Golem Dragon||Gryphon Dragon|
|80% x 4
20% x 8
|40% x 10
10% x 12
|26,67% x 14
6,67% x 20
|20% x 18
5% x 22
|16% x 22
4% x 26
|13,33% x 26 |
3,33% x 32
|201-300/350||200 is the lowest rank|
- The Gold and Diamond Leagues were opened, respectively, on the 25th of June and the 20th of July 2015 to the Android & iOS platforms and on the 20th of July and the 10th of August 2015 to the Windows platform.
- The Dragonscale League was opened on the 8th of February 2016 to all platforms.
- The Elite League was opened on the 3rd of September 2018 to all platforms.
The Dragon League is broken up into multiple leagues and divisions. Placing in the Top 200 of a division promotes the player to the next division, awarding them with a Dragon or decoration. Each reward may only be received once. The Elite League is the only league without divisions.
|Promotion From||Promotion Reward|
|Bronze League 3
|Bronze League 2
|Bronze League 1
|Silver League 3
|Silver League 2
|Silver League 1
|Gold League 3
|Gold League 2
|Gold League 1
|Diamond League 3
|Diamond League 2
|Diamond League 1
|Dragonscale League 3
||Glowing Dragon Egg|
|Dragonscale League 2
|Dragonscale League 1
Dragonscale League 1
Upon being promoted to Dragonscale League 1 (the last division of the Dragonscale League) the top reward is changed to a limited Arena-Prize Dragon. Starting in the last quarter of 2016, the limited Dragon changes every 28 or 31 days on the corresponding Monday or Thursday and cycles between the Warlord Dragon, Mech Dragon and Tsunami Dragon.
|2018 Cycle of Limited Dragons|
|2017 Cycle of Limited Dragons|
|2016 Cycle of Limited Dragons|
Each time a match is won, a win streak is started or continued. If a match is won in the next 21 minutes, the streak will continue. Every three consecutive victories, up to the 20th, in addition to the bonus to the battle score from the next victories, a reward is earned, which depends on the player's level. The Arena Expert Badge is given for achieving a win streak of 20 for the very first time. There are 6 different reward brackets, namely levels 10-15, levels 16-21, levels 22-27, levels 28-33, levels 34-39, and levels over 40.
|Streak||Bracket 1||Bracket 2||Bracket 3||Bracket 4||Bracket 5||Bracket 6|
These are promotions that occassionally occur during a widely-held holiday. During these festivals, players are provided with a unique leaderboard and prizes.
|Event||Duration||League(s) Affected||Dragon League Reward||Leaderboard|
|19 October 2015 - 6 November 2015|
|14 December 2015 - 4 January 2016|
On the 13th, 14th and 15th of March 2015, the Dragon League had a daily run of 12 hours in which a different prize was awarded each day to those who placed in the top five spots. On the first day, the prize was the Agent Dragon, on the second day it was the Lynx Dragon, and on the last day it was the Hammerhead Dragon.
- Starting with the introduction of the very first Faction Event in the game (Light and Shadow Games), where two sides compete against each other, Dragon League battles are sometimes the goal for these types of events.
- A type of Clan Event called Settle the Score ran once every 3 weeks, from Monday to Friday, before it was discontinued. It was available only to Clan members and its goal was for these members to collectively gather as many points as possible during the event, which counted toward their Clan score, but also to their individual score. That event has since been replaced by individual Clan Quests which, during the The Great Dragon Race and the Clan Siege, offer items needed to participate in those events.
|Updates 1.9 - 2.1|
|Updates 1.5 - 1.8|
|Updates 1.1 - 1.3|