Why Tame Dragons?
Dragons are not only companions or a means of travel -- they are also the definition of your character. All the classes in Dragon's Prophet are DPS classes. You change the archetype of your character by (equipping) up to 6 different dragons and utilizing their abilties. Even the same type of dragons can have different adventuring abilities. The abilities that are tied to crafting are also tied to the dragon's type.
How to tame dragons?Edit
Simple. You get a skill once you create your character that’s just for that. After you find the dragon you wish to tame you go up to it and use that skill. Every character has a dragon soul bar which indicates your dragon soul points. There’s 2000 of them and they are used both for taming and using dragon skills. When taming a dragon, you hop on its back and fight to prove your worth of controlling it. You need to repeatedly press the direction keys to keep the icon in the circle. The more time it’s in the middle, the faster you gain dominance over it. The less time it is the middle, the more it gets out of control and breaks loose. The small red bar on the right is your taming success bar. If it fills up, you get your new dragon. If the one on the left side (yellow bar) gets emptied, it means your dragon soul points have ran out and you failed to tame your dragon. To try and attempt your taming once more you need to fill that dragon soul bar first and then try again. To fill you soulbar you either need to be out of combat without any pet summoned (you can ride one though) or if you are still in fight, summon a dragon and each time your pet does damages, you are granted soul points which can come handy to fill your soulbar after a failure when trying to tame a dragon if your pet doesn't kill your target before your soulbar is filled again. Taming weakened dragons is also easier. Try and take the health of the dragon down as low as possible before taming it and the chances of success are higher. The number on the left bar is for the number of dragon soul you lose per seconds and the number on the right bar is for the numbers of points you gain for a successful tame per seconds. The bigger the difference of levels makes it easier or harder. If the dragon is a higher level than you it will be harder and easier if it's lower than you.
Dragon Taming TipsEdit
Draconic Influence on accessories such as rings, earrings and necklaces increase your taming performance by allowing you more time to tame challenging dragons. Keeping a set on hand is a good idea if you are on the hunt for rare or higher level dragons. Charisma is the stat that increases your pet’s stats in battle and allows them to hang around longer for those that enjoy fighting with a companion.
Since space is limited out of the box I recommend finding a good Air Dragon for transportation and versatility. Your next slot can be filled with a tank or dps model dragon preferably a Behemoth or Monasaur respectively depending on your needs / play style. All recommendations aside appearance does count so ultimately pick the dragons you like best and train them to meet your particular needs as the potential loss in performance is worth it when you have a super metal dragon at your side.
Now for the nitty gritty! You have tamed your first dragon and are super excited but how do you know it is a keeper or total garbage? First off this is a matter of debate as some Ancient dragons can have horrible skills but are omg amazing looking and therefore are probably goning to be keepers simply for the coolness factor alone.
Important: all abilities are completely RNG and can be found on any dragon! RNG meaning totally random abilities available on totally random species including Dragon Soul abilities that can be used on your personal actionbar. Here are some tips to help you decide whether to keep a particular dragon:
- Good – a good dragon is one that you find attractive, has decent stats, and has several useful skills whether you want a farmer dragon or combat dragon.
- Better – a better dragon would be one with one or more useful Dragon Soul abilities in addition to the “good” qualities.
- Best - The best dragons have a great mix of aesthetics, Dragon Soul abilities, several useful combat skills and at least 9 available skill slots (to be filled with the skills you want from training).
- Ancient dragons – are amazing and actually have better overall stats compared to more common dragons. If you are lucky enough to capture one, you may decide to keep it even if it is considered garbage in the skills department.
- Elite dragons – these dragons generally have improved stats and have a chance at passive abilities which can buff stats such as constitution, intelligence etc. These passives can be trained to other dragons so you may want to use them for training purposes at the very least.
- Trainer dragons – It is a good practice to have an allocated “trainer” dragon on hand that you can use to pass on particular skills to your combat dragons. Ideally these dragons will have one or more combat skill you wish to pass on with no undesirable skills. Since Field Training is completely random you don’t want to waste an available skill slot with a gathering ability on your main combat pet for instance.