There has been much talk of seasonal dragons overshadowing lineage dragons, especially at lower levels, and I think part of the reason for this is den caps. I’m only level 120, so I’m not talking about end game or even later game, but I’ve noticed this consistently across the tiers up to sapphire.
Currently, my strongest dragons are Avyx with 6.1M AP unboosted (10.4 boosted) and Necryx with 4.1M AP (8.1M). Yet Rizar is den capped at level 19 with only 3M AP (5M). They all have riders with negligible differences and decent runes. Why? This has happened to me at every tier. Dragons are so capped that by the time I move up enough levels to uncap them so they are useful or even on par with divines, I have already bred the next tier rendering them obsolete. Amarok was replaced by Hugin before I could expert him, Whale/Cons were overshadowed by Rizar, and now Rizar is useless because I have Sekhem (well, not completely useless as I can use him to clean up farms, but just not as powerful in general). By the time I can get Rizar expert, I’ll have Hauheset.
Since the advent of strong seasonal dragons, and the fact that this system has been this way since the beginning (I assume), I propose adding a couple of extra dragon levels to the current dencaps at the lower levels where divines really outperform lineage dragons. These dragons are not as strong as they used to be. It would not break the game if my Rizar were to be level 22 or something right now instead of 19, since that would still leave him weaker than divines. But maybe I would actually use him more.
Now, I don’t want to interfere with what levels dragons become breedable and minimum level requirements for breeding the next tier, so this shouldn’t happen in the early stages. But past breedable in the mid to later stages, adding a couple of extra levels before it’s capped again is, I think, reasonable. It seems a simple way to maybe get more use out of our lineage dragons before they get benched without greatly impacting anything else.
What do you think?