Hi, I have a breeding path. In posting this, I and everyone else who wishes to use this path makes a vow to uphold the values of Lawful Good breeding, to wit:
- Before breeding, Lawful Good breeders are required to at least buy a dragon a sheep first.
- You are not allowed to use pickup artistry or “negging” during breeding. Negging is not Lawful Good, and it also is not effective on dragons. It has been proven that telling a dragon, “Well, you aren’t as ugly as Merk” does not actually decrease the expected token cost.
- Lawful Good breeders are commitment-oriented. They breed with the purpose of producing an egg. If you’re looking to just blow 20 tokens meaninglessly, swipe left on the parents screen (down, if holding your device in landscape mode).
Because this path is Lawful Good, I’m actually going to explain why it exists and what it is good for.
Who is this guide for?
It’s for hardcore supernoobs, i.e. people who are early on in their progress but are either better than average at games, grind more than average, or spend more than average.
If you are doing at least one of these things, you will have more egg tokens than you need from red-platinum tier. The experience requirements keep you from reasonably breeding too many dragons in a single 6-day event, and the leveling requirements for breeding are pretty high (you have to average 10-14 levels per fort event to keep going), so your speed is throttled at a relatively low rate. Accumulating these tokens into savings will help you during sapphire tier, but cashing in a portion of the tokens for research will help you immediately. You will be doing the latter, because accumulating a hoard of unused egg tokens into which you take daily Scrooge McDuck-style dives is not Lawful Good.
Why is this guide useful?
This guide gets you cheap research eggs quickly. It also improves your ability to win raids and event battles.
Prior to level 108, progress in the game is more level-bound than token-bound, hence the tokens you will spend on research would otherwise just be saved for your future self. Saving for the future would be helpful, but I do not believe that this is where the comparative advantage is needed; your future self has a higher token income than you do. That fat cat can fend for himself!
Research below gold tier is now quite cheap. Many research options are very good and help you at all stages of the game (rage research, hunter energy, +dmg/hp, +xp, etc.) It’s like getting the best rider in the game for every dragon you will ever own; also, it stacks with actual riders. Some (specifically, construction upgrade reduction) help you more proportionate to how soon you get them.
By gradually spending on research, you can push to the next achievement tier during early breeding events while still getting rewards for the tokens invested (in the form of point achievement tokens, rubies, and sigils).
Lastly—and I feel like this goes without saying—hoarding is a sin which will land you in the fourth circle of Dante’s hell, wherein you and your fellow hoarders will roll vast weights against the wasters, which clearly is not Lawful Good.
Wow, this description of your guide makes a cogent argument for its merits that others can evaluate and either confirm or refute. It also states its circumstances of use, so that people can see if it’s applicable to them! Wouldn’t it be bad if you didn’t do that?
Indeed, such behavior would be the opposite of Lawful Good.
Holy hot potato, WHAT. A. DEAL. I want in!
Dope! Just follow Red’s best path with the following modifications:
Breed Ankor after Amarok via Jura+Viscus, then Slynx after Ankor via Ankor+Baldr. The rationale here is that Slynx is the best source of cheap orange research eggs (~23 tokens per egg), and sane progression means that you’ll otherwise run out of orange research eggs long before gold tier. It costs a few hundred more tokens in total to do it my way, but I think being able to proceed to orange and then green construction and rage research faster is well worth it. Also, if you run into the aforementioned leveling problem and can’t get Ettin breedable during an event, this approach lets you proceed at the same cost. (Ith+Ankor get you Nassus for 8200.)
Then when it’s time to breed Bronze (box 23), use a Slynx+Danzig backbreed instead and pick him up for about 500 tokens. You get your tokens back!
Pick up Enki for whenever your incubator’s free after Pandi. (Slynx+Pandi.) He’s dirt cheap via backbreed (average 1157 tokens). If you’re good at flying, he’s the best combat lineage dragon below platinum, arguably below sapphire. (He’s still not as useful overall as the Lord Ember (peace be upon him), but then, neither is Destar.) Don’t bother with Habrok or Karna.
Follow the information here for cheap research eggs. This is an older variant of the same, which has less information but does limit the cheap egg recommendation to one per tier, the parents of which you will definitely get.
Why don’t you make your own spreadsheet for this?
Because Red keeps hers updated and I wouldn’t. Moreover, the novel contribution I have made is small and would not meet the substantiality test for fair use. Hence, taking credit for it would not be Lawful—nor, dare I say, Good.
Are there any other rules that you must follow as a Lawful Good player?
I’m glad you asked. Lawful Good players never use decoy attacks in wars. They always announce their targets beforehand by challenging them to an honourable duel via PM. Example:
Subject: Villain, I come to slay thee!
When they are about to attack, they spam “CHARGE!” in LC for a full five minutes before attacking.
I have been weak and strayed from the Lawful Good path. Help!
Fear not, brother. When you have sinned, you must seek redemption by going on a Penitence Crusade. This is a painful and boring activity that you must undertake solely to reflect on your sins, without hope of reward or any benefit to yourself. Historical examples include wearing an abrasive shirt of hair or flagellating yourself. Luckily for you, War Dragons has recently included a new mechanic for doing something similar, in the form of Team Quests!