Elements represent one of the main characteristics of a Dragon which determine their weaknesses and strengths in battle, influence their stats and their offspring during breeding, as well as other interactions either with other Dragons or the environment. Each Dragon has one to three different Elements. Each Element is unlocked at certain player levels. Dragons that have Elements the player has not yet unlocked will not be able to pass them when breeding. Additionally, some Dragons in the game that can be bought will not be available for buying until their highest Element is unlocked.
The Elemental order of a Dragon can take different forms, but in most cases, the Elements of a Dragon are in order from base to last, either from top to bottom or bottom to top, or from left to right. In a battle, any Dragon can be tapped/clicked to see its Elements in order from bottom to top, next to its health bar, but when a player's Dragon's turn comes up and the Elements are given for the attack choice, the base Element will be in the middle, the second Element will be at the top and the last Element will be at the bottom. The Elemental order on a Codex entry is always top to bottom. In the vast majority of cases, the order is left to right when the Elements are displayed on a panel information about the Dragon.
All Elements are used as a form of attack in battle. For example, the Fire Element is used as the fire attack. An attack can strike at 3 different levels of strength: strong, medium or weak. The strength of an attack depends on the combination of the attacking Element and the first Element of the target Dragon, namely its base Element. The attack strength is normally a medium-level attack for all combinations, only in some special combinations will the attack become strong or weak.
Example - Attack strengths of the Fire Dragon against other single-Element Dragons:
A Fire Dragon will have a strong fire attack against a Wind Dragon, a medium-level fire attack against an Earth Dragon, Water Dragon, Plant Dragon, Metal Dragon, Void Dragon, Light Dragon, Shadow Dragon and any Legendary-Element attack, and only a weak fire attack against another Fire Dragon and against an Energy Dragon. Conversely, the Fire Dragon will take strong-level damage from the Water Dragon, Shadow Dragon and any Divine-Element attack, medium-level damage from the Wind Dragon, Earth Dragon, Plant Dragon, Void Dragon, Metal Dragon, Energy Dragon, Void Dragon, Light Dragon and any Legendary-Element attack, and weak-level damage from another Fire Dragon.
Symbols used in battle for the attack strength levels:
- Whole green sword (green ring below target Dragon) - strong level - bonus 50% damage
- No sword (yellow ring below target Dragon) - medium level - no bonus damage
- Broken red sword (red ring below target Dragon) - weak level - reduce 50% damage
Element Strengths and Weaknesses
|Strong against||Weak against||Resistant to||Vulnerable to|
See Notable Formulas or Tables for information on calculating them
Elements, along with types, influence the attributes of a Dragon. Elements influence all stats, breeding and hatching time. In the case of Dragons with unlockable Elements, their Elements influence their attributes as follows: only the base Element applies to breeding and hatching; all Elements apply to the Base Gold per Hour stat, regardless if they are awoken or not; the secondary Elements apply to the Base Attack and Base Health stats only when they are awoken.
|Breeding||2 Hours||4 Hours||6 Hours||8 Hours||0 Hours|
All Dragons in the game, that possess Elements, can make use of all their Elements since being hatched. The exceptions are the Legendary and Divine Dragons which can have their second Element awoken upon reaching Level 20 and their third Element awoken upon reaching Level 30. Awakening an Element must be purchased using Gold for the second Element and Gems for the third.
- Update 3.1 introduced the Divine Element.
- Starting with Update 2.3, during a battle, the Elements of a Dragon are now shown as base Element in the middle, secondary Element at the top and last Element at the bottom.
- Update 1.5 introduced the Light and Shadow Elements, changing the way Elements interact with each other.
- Starting with Update 1.2, the Elements of a Dragon are now shown in reverse during a battle, with the base Element no longer being at the bottom.
This category has the following 13 subcategories, out of 13 total.
- ► Divine (Element) (9 P)
- ► Fire (Element) (134 P)
- ► Metal (Element) (95 P)
- ► Plant (Element) (125 P)
- ► Void (Element) (103 P)