In the world of Auratia, Ancient Dragons are the rarest type of dragons that players can capture and form bonds with. Ancient Dragons resemble traditional European Dragons and have four legs and two wings. Capturing an ancient dragon awards the player a unique title within the game, specific to the ancient dragon that was captured.
Although in many ways the other types of dragons are more suited for combat (raptors with faster attack speed for DPS, behemoths with greater constitution and strength for tanking, avians and mosasaurs with greater magic damage), capturing and using Ancient Dragons in combat is a source of pride and vanity for many Osira.
The origination of Ancient Dragons is different from all other dragon types (common dragons, dungeon rares, and event rares). Some ancient dragons apperar periodically a specific zone in Auratia, and follow a specific respawn pattern. During a specific time of day within the in-game day, these dragons will appear in a single channel, spawning randomly at designated spawn positions, and as they follow specific pathways through the zone will alternate between flying in the air and walking on the ground, at which point they are capturable. Other dragons, called flute exclusive dragons, can only be encountered and caputured through using Draconic Flutes. Many ancient dragons can be captured using either of these two methods. Ancient dragons have extremely high hit points and have strong attacks; they can be extremely difficult to capture and it is generally advised to have a trustworthy friend or guild member assist capturing an ancient.
There are several main models of ancient dragons used in the game. Click Here to see a list of Ancient Dragon Models.