The dragon and the Dragon Lair play a major role in your overall progression in the Age of Frostfall mobile game. Raising this magnificent creature is a thrilling way to enhance your gaming experience.
What’s great about this is that it will help you a lot on both, the battlefield and city development. In this guide, you will learn how to raise your dragon, what benefits it can bring you, and how it will improve your game progress in Age of Frostfall.
The dragon’s benefits in Age of Frostfall
There are two major benefits of raising your dragon and upgrading the Dragon Lair in Age of Frostfall. The first benefit is that it can be used as a powerful tool in battle.
When you create your troop formation, either for a PvE or PvP attack, you have the possibility to attach the dragon to it, which will increase your formation’s power quite a lot. This will help you greatly in taking down stronger opponents, as well as having an easier time while raiding other players’ cities.
The second major benefit is related to city development. The Dragon’s skills as well as the Draconic section of the Dragon Lair structure will help you generate more resources faster and drastically improve your troops.
Among these troop bonuses, you can find increased attack and defense power bonuses, as well as faster healing times. This will make you more capable of dealing with enemy forces and defending your city. There are also a few more benefits, all of which I will cover below in more detail.
How to Raise Your Dragon in Age of Frostfall
There are two ways through which you can raise your dragon in Age of Frostfall. One involves feeding the dragon with various chunks of meat, and doing so will increase its level. The second method involves increasing its star rating, which will change its appearance and enhance its abilities.
Method 1: Feeding the dragon
The only way to increase your dragon’s level is by feeding it with chunks of meat. These can be obtained from events and completing Path of Legend chapters. You can and can also purchase meat from the Path of Legend Shop with Traveler’s Insignias, the currency you’ll be rewarded with from progressing in this game mode.
There are actually 5 different meat item variants that you can use to feed your dragon:
- Scrap of Meat – Grants your dragon 100 EXP
- Slice of Meat – Grants 500 EXP
- Chunk of Meat – Offers 5,000 EXP
- Pile of Meat – Grants your dragon 20,000 EXP
- Mountain of Meat – This is the biggest and hardest to get. It offers 100,000 EXP
However, only the smallest variant, Slice of Meat, will be available for new players in this shop, the bigger ones such as Chucnk of Meat or Pile of Meat require Path of Legend reputation levels 12 and 20. So make sure you complete as many chapters as possible in this game mode to access better items.
Once you have accumulated a few meat items, you can visit the Dragon Lair structure and click the “Nurture” tab at the bottom. You can then tap any of your available items as you see in the above image, or press the “Quick Feed” button and feed your dragon with all the available items at once.
Method 2: Increasing the Dragon’s Star Rating (Evolving)
The second way to increase your dragon’s power is by increasing its star rating. This can be done in the “Evolve” section of the “Nurture” tab and requires a special item called Dragon Flame Orb.
How to get Dragon Flame Orbs in Age of Frostfall
The quickest way to get Dragon Flame Orb is by increasing your Path of Legend reputation. You will get 10 Orbs each time you increase your reputation level by 2 or 3 levels.
For example, you get 10 Dragon Flame Orbs at reputation level 5, another 10 at levels 8 and 10, another 10 Orbs at level 13, and so on.
You can also get Dragon Flame Orb from specific events such as the Dragon Spin, but they will be much harder to get.
Once you have gathered enough Orbs, click the “Evolve” tab and press the Evolve button as you see in the first image above. As you can see, to evolve my dragon to 4 stars, I need 75 Dragon Flame Orbs.
The dragon can be upgraded up to 8 stars and each star brings a ton of new benefits for your troops and city growth as well. The dragon’s appearance also changes with each star, making it bigger and more fearsome. So make sure to always keep an eye on your Dragon Flame Orbs and evolve your dragon as often as you can.
The Dragon Lair
The Dragon Lair is the home of your dragon and the place where all its power is stored. This structure should be upgraded regularly as it will unlock more features and decrease the skill cost when upgrading your dragon’s skills. The structure can be upgraded up to level 45, to which the skill cost will be decreased by 22.5%.
If you tap this building, you will have access to 2 important options. The first one is called “Dragon” and is the place where you can visit your dragon and upgrade all its powers. The second feature is called “Offerings”.
The Offerings feature in the Draconic Altar, gives you the possibility to spend Silver or Primal Dragon Scale. These are rare, special items obtained from defeating monsters on the map, and certain events such as the Gold event.
Each time you make an offer (consume a Silver or Primal Dragon Scale) you will receive points that will be used to fill the progress bar visible on the right side. The more offerings you make, the better rewards you get for your dragon.
The rewards include various Draconic Stones that you can embed into Draconic Stone Stash, which can be found under the “Dragon” section I mentioned before (more details on this below).
The Dragon Skills
This section features all the skills your dragon can learn and upgrade. In the center of this page, you have the Wild Heart, which is the core of all your dragon’s skills. This skill will be automatically increased by 1 each time you level up your dragon.
The Wild Heart provides amazing boosts for your troops such as Troop March Speed, Gathering Speed, Monster March Speed, and Troop Load. These bonuses increase with each level.
The core skill is surrounded by 12 upgradeable skills and all of them offer bonuses for your troops. Not all of them will be available in the beginning though.
But more will become unlocked as you level up your dragon. For example, the Double Bounty skill requires dragon level 32 and will offer you a chance for a second loot when defeating monsters.
How to upgrade Dragon Skills
To upgrade these skills, you will need Dragon Skill EXP, special items that can be acquired from completing Path of Legend chapters and from the Path of Legend Shop. Similar to meat items, these also exist in 5 different sizes which grant different amounts of EXP.
Once you have enough Dragon Skill EXP, visit the Dragon Skill page, select the skill that you want to upgrade, and press Upgrade.
Best Dragon Skills Setup
Although the majority of these skills offer bonuses for specific unit types, you should be first focusing on upgrading those that provide general benefits for all your troops.
Two good examples of this are the March of Fury skill, which increases the March Capacity, and Dragon Blessing, which increases the wounded conversion, a good skill to have as it will reduce the mortality rate of your troops.
After a few upgrades, you should first pick the best heroes for your troop formation, and based on the units that these heroes specialize in, choose the best dragon skills to upgrade.
For example, if your formation includes The Red Knight hero, which is best for leading cavalry units, you should upgrade as high as possible the two Cavalry Claw skills to give your Cavalry a big advantage against Bowmen and Infantry units.
The Draconic Speech
The Draconic Speech section can be accessed by pressing the Draconic tab which gives you the opportunity to further increase your units’ power. Here, you can embed the Draconic Stones you’ve obtained from the Draconic Altar’s offerings I described above.
At the top, you have 6 slots in which you can embed the 3 different types of Draconic Stones, Fire, Water, and Wind. Each type has unique bonuses for your troops and exists in 3 different levels, the third one offering the biggest benefits.
Based on your Draconic Stone combination, you will see the benefits at the bottom of this page. The most powerful Draconic Stone is the red one (Fire), as it provides the highest attack and defense troop boosts.
Besides the huge benefits that the Draconic Stones offer, they will also give you access to a separate type of skills for your dragon, called Draconic Skills. These skills will be used automatically in battle by your dragon or used as a passive skill that will improve your city’s productivity.
This section can be accessed by tapping the tab next to Draconic Stnes (see the above image) and features 3 new groups of skills: Combat, Economy, and Development.
While some of these skills offer permanent benefits such as instant construction speedup boost, the majority of them have a cooldown.
The only way to unlock more Draconic Skills is by embedding more Draconic Stones, preferably the highest level, which is level 3 at the moment. Additionally, each Draconic Skill also requires a specific combination which can be seen at the bottom after tapping a skill.
The Dragon Shadow
Dragon Shadow is a premium feature, basically a clone of your original dragon, which can be used and purchased for different durations. Unfortunately, the prices are quite high, and the benefits you get are not that much. But if PvP is important to you, having a clone of your dragon could be useful as you could attack two players at the same time with both dragons attached to your troop formations.
This wraps up the dragon overview. As you see the dragon is a crucial part of your base, as it gives you access to a variety of powerful skills that can help you increase the power and efficiency of your troops. Keep upgrading your dragon’s level, skills, and Draconic Stones to get the most out of it!