Macenstein’s Ultimate DragonVale Breeding Guide

DragonVale BREEDING Guide

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So it appears more than a few of you are looking for tips on breeding various Dragons in DragonValeicon (Free/Universal). If you’re not familiar with the game, you can read our review here, but suffice it to say it’s one of those “time burglars” where you raise and cross-breed various dragon-types to create the ultimate Magical Dragon zoo. Ultimately pointless, yet addicting. Unfortunately, some dragons can be hard to get, and though you may TRY to breed a combinations that looks like they should get you a hard-to-get Rainbow or Moon Dragon or such, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. So we decided to put out a list of what we have found to work for each Dragon Type. I currently have a couple of every dragon (my Game Center ID is “Dr Macenstein” if you’d like to check out my dragons) and while many of them can be gotten with different combos, I will tell you only what breeding combinations actually DID work for me. I will warn you that occasionally even the right combination may take up 20 times or even more, but I promise you, these combinations WILL work. Eventually. Also note a couple of these dragons are “seasonal”, and may not be available at the moment no matter what dragons you breed. Finally, I suggest for most hybrids you purchase the Breeding Island (located under “ISLANDS” in the market) as it can increase your odds when attempting to breed a particularly hard to get hybrid. That being said I think I have also bred most of these with the regular breeding cave as well. ALSO, please note: For pretty much every dragon I have found that the order does NOT matter, despite what people say. For instance I got a Plasma with Lightning and Seaweed, and my wife got it with Seaweed and Lightning. So feel free to mix up the order of my suggestions if you’d like. Again, I’m just telling you what worked for me. Also, if you breed two dragons and want to know what the result will be before they hatch, check out this handy “List of DragonVale dragon incubation and Breeding Times” I threw together. And if you’re looking for “Suggestions for winning DragonVale Races”, click here.

First up we have the “Elemental Dragons”. These cannot be bred – you have to shell out coins for these – so start saving. On the plus side, these dragons make up the building blocks for all other dragons, so once you have them, you can get the rest (well, ALMOST all the rest).

Elemental Dragons

(These can only be purchased with coins, or bred with an existing pair you have purchased)
EARTH DRAGON:
PLANT DRAGON:
FIRE DRAGON:
COLD DRAGON:
LIGHTNING DRAGON:
WATER DRAGON:
METAL DRAGON:

OK, so if you have two or more of those, let’s see what you can make!

(Click a Dragon’s name to see its breeding guide)

ABYSS DRAGON:

ACID DRAGON:

AIR DRAGON:

AMBER DRAGON:

AMETHYST DRAGON:

APOCALYPSE DRAGON:

AQUAMARINE DRAGON:

ARBOR DRAGON:

ARCTIC DRAGON:

ASH DRAGON:

AUTUMN DRAGON:

BEARDED DRAGON:

NEW! BERRY DRAGON:

NEW! BICENTENNIAL DRAGON:

BLAZING DRAGON:

BLIZZARD DRAGON:

BLOOM DRAGON: (Seasonal – Can only be bred around Easter)

BLUE FIRE DRAGON:

BONE DRAGON: (Seasonal – Halloween Dragon)

BLUE MOON DRAGON: (Only Available September 7th – 10th!)

BOUQUET DRAGON:

BRASS DRAGON:

BRONZE DRAGON:

BRONZE OLYMPUS DRAGON:

BUTTERFLY DRAGON: (seasonal – Only breedable in Spring – ended June 27th)

CACTUS DRAGON:

CARNIVAL DRAGON:

CAVE DRAGON:

CELTIC DRAGON: (Only breedable in March)

CENTURY DRAGON:

CHROME DRAGON:

CLOVER DRAGON: (Seasonal – Can only be bred in March (around St. Patrick’s Day)

CORAL DRAGON:

COPPER DRAGON:

COTTON DRAGON:

CRYPT DRAGON:

CRYSTAL DRAGON:

CURRENT DRAGON:

CYCLOPS DRAGON:

DARK DRAGON:

DARK RIFT DRAGON:

NEW! DAWN DRAGON:

NEW! DAYDREAM DRAGON:

DIAMOND DRAGON:

DODO DRAGON:

DOUBLE RAINBOW DRAGON:

DREAM DRAGON:

DUNGEON DRAGON:

NEW! DUSK DRAGON:

ELECTRUM DRAGON:

EMBER DRAGON:

EMERALD DRAGON: (Seasonal – can only be bred in the Month of May)

EQUINOX DRAGON:

EVERGREEN DRAGON

FIREFLY DRAGON:

FIREWORK DRAGON (SEASONAL – Only breedable in the weeks preceding and following the 4th of July)

FLASH DRAGON:

FLOWER DRAGON:

FOG DRAGON:

FOREST DRAGON:

FORGE DRAGON:

FROSTFIRE DRAGON:

FUNGUS DRAGON:

GAMMA DRAGON:

GARNET DRAGON: (Only breedable in January)

NEW! GEODE DRAGON:

GHOST DRAGON:

GIFT DRAGON:

GLACIER DRAGON:

GLARE DRAGON:

GLASS DRAGON:

GOLD DRAGON:

GOLD OLYMPUS DRAGON:

NEW! GOURD DRAGON:

HAIL DRAGON:

HEAT DRAGON:

HOWL DRAGON:

NEW! HYDRA DRAGON:

HYPNOTIC DRAGON:

ICE DRAGON:

ICEBERG DRAGON:

IRON DRAGON:

IRONWOOD DRAGON:

JADE DRAGON:

NEW! JET DRAGON:

KAIROS DRAGON:

NEW! KITE DRAGON:

NEW! LAPIS DRAGON:

LAVA DRAGON:

NEW! LEAF DRAGON:

LEAP YEAR DRAGON: (Seasonal Can only be bred in February of a Leap Year, thus far)

NEW! LEATHERY DRAGON:

LIBERTY DRAGON:

LICHEN DRAGON:

LIGHT DRAGON:

LIGHT RIFT DRAGON:

NEW! LODESTONE DRAGON:

LOTUS DRAGON:

LOVE DRAGON: (Seasonal – Can only be bred around Valentine’s Day)

LUMINOUS DRAGON:

LUNAR ECLIPSE DRAGON: (Only breedable in the days surrounding a Lunar Eclipse)

MAGNETIC DRAGON:

MALACHITE DRAGON:

MEADOW DRAGON:

METEOR DRAGON:

MIASMA DRAGON:

MINE DRAGON:

MIRAGE DRAGON:

NEW! MIRROR DRAGON:

MISTLETOE DRAGON:

MOON DRAGON:

MOONSTRUCK DRAGON:

MOSS DRAGON:

MOTLEY DRAGON:

MOUNTAIN DRAGON:

MUD DRAGON:

NECTAR DRAGON:

NEW! NIGHTMARE DRAGON:

NIGHTSHADE DRAGON:

NEW! NOSFERATU DRAGON:

OBSIDIAN DRAGON:

OOZE DRAGON:

OPAL DRAGON:

ORCHID DRAGON:

OUROBORS DRAGON:

OVALITH DRAGON:

PALLADIUM DRAGON:

PANLONG DRAGON: (Can only be bred in “The Year of the Dragon” (2012))

PAPER DRAGON: Limited: Only available until September 24th

PEARL DRAGON: (Seasonal – can only be bred in the Month of June)

PEPPER DRAGON:

PERIDOT DRAGON: (LIMITED: Can only be bred in August)

PLASMA DRAGON:

PLATINUM DRAGON:

PHANTOM DRAGON:

POISON DRAGON:

POLLEN DRAGON:

NEW! PRISM DRAGON:

PROMETHIUM DRAGON:

QUAKE DRAGON:

QUICKSILVER DRAGON:

RADIANT DRAGON:

NEW! RAGNAROK DRAGON:

RAIN DRAGON:

RAINBOW DRAGON:

REINDEER DRAGON: (Seasonal – Can only be bred around December/Early January)

RIVER DRAGON:

ROOT DRAGON:

ROSE DRAGON:

RUBY DRAGON:

RUIN DRAGON:

RUST DRAGON:

SAKURA DRAGON: (Seasonal Can only be bred in April/May, thus far)

SALAMANDER DRAGON:

SAND DRAGON:

SANDSTORM DRAGON:

SAPPHIRE DRAGON: (LIMITED: Can only be bred in September)

SCORIA DRAGON (SLAG DRAGON):

SCORCH DRAGON:

SEASONAL DRAGON:

SEAWEED DRAGON:

NEW! SHADOW DRAGON:

SHIMMER DRAGON:

SILVER OLYMPUS DRAGON:

SILVER DRAGON:

SMOKE DRAGON:

SOLAR ECLIPSE DRAGON: (Only breedable in the days surrounding a Solar Eclipse)

SOLSTICE DRAGON: (SEASONAL – Only breedable around the Summer Solstice (June 20th in 2012)

SNOW DRAGON:

NEW! SNOWFLAKE DRAGON:

SNOWY BRONZE OLYMPUS DRAGON:

SNOWY GOLD OLYMPUS DRAGON:

SNOWY SILVER OLYMPUS DRAGON:

SONIC DRAGON:

SPARK DRAGON:

SPRING DRAGON: (Only breedable in Spring)

SPROUT DRAGON:

STEEL DRAGON:

STORM DRAGON:

SULFUR DRAGON:

SUMMER DRAGON: (Only breedable in Summer)

SUN DRAGON:

NEW! SUNSTRUCK DRAGON:

SWAMP DRAGON:

TERRADIEM DRAGON:

THUNDER DRAGON:

TOPAZ DRAGON: (Only breedable in November)

TREE DRAGON:

TURQUIOSE DRAGON: (Only breedable in December)

VICTORY DRAGON:

WATCH DRAGON:

WILLOW DRAGON:

WIND DRAGON:

WINTER DRAGON:

WISP DRAGON:

WRAITH DRAGON:

ZOMBIE DRAGON:

Comments
2,299 Responses to “Macenstein’s Ultimate DragonVale Breeding Guide”
  1. William says:

    Apple gamecenter id: kaileyhannahkodysdad
    Give gems everyday.

  2. Jessica says:

    Question. Maybe I’m remembering wrong, but when did it get more difficult to breed epic dragons? In the past, say, if you had two seasonal dragons and bred them, you got another seasonal dragon (I like collecting eggs as well as dragons, y’see). Now, if I breed two seasonal dragons, I get anything! When did this happen? Am increasingly losing faith in dragonvale :( it’s becoming more about getting you to buy gems :(

  3. Caver64 says:

    Looking for 1 maybe 2 reliable dragon friends. Will trade gem for gem daily. Caver64 on GameCenter.

  4. Marla says:

    I was playing my game this morning on my phone and it blacked out when I finally got it back up it started me over at the beginning is there a way to get my game back really don’t want to start over.

    • Nichole says:

      This happened to me, what you need to do, is sign-in using your facebook account. If you did not sync it up with your facebook account I do not know if you can get it back.

    • dawn says:

      Just ‘re login to ur Facebook n ur game should. Reload but just fyi my son’s phone did that n even with him relogining in his game was still gone but mine did that and it took a.few days to reset for whatever reason but normally now that’s all u gotta do is reliving good luck

  5. Rob says:

    Hi I started playing dragonvale again after 3 months and I lost my friends I used to trade with so add for gem for gem I play daily. Looking for 3 people. Add up game center id:iAmRelentlessll I play daily.

  6. Peetzie says:

    Can anyone tell me how to breed a prism dragon?

  7. BJ Kage says:

    Hello Dr. Macenstein, I see you have amassed truly an amazing collection of tips&tricks. I was wondering if I could include an overview of this site in one of my gaming vids.
    Thank you,
    BJ Kage

  8. dawn says:

    Does anyone know if u lets say a clover dragon and bloom. Can you breed them and get those dragons even if there currently unavailable? And same with like the seasonals? Thank you

  9. Sally says:

    Does anyone know if you have a dragon that the is limited time will it’s egg still hatch if it is in your Nursery when the timer on dragon runs out. I finally got Ruby dragon but can’t finish breeding and hatching before the timer will run out. I also do not have the gems to speed it up? It will be in my Nursery about 20 hours before timer runs out.

    • Veebeegee says:

      Once it is bred — i.e. you got 31 hrs breeding the right combo — you will get the dragon regardless of time limits

  10. dragonfacereilly says:

    Does anyone know if combos Simmer & Nectar or light and water actually produce a Prism dragon . I can only get a lotus dragon more than 66 percent of time. Suggestions? Thanks

  11. dragonfacereilly says:

    I know it usually Doc combos are very consistent but it sure producing lotus results . It seems just more time than normal

    • Mystery? says:

      Guys, I have no idea how this even happened, but by breeding level 11 Blazing with level 11 Storm, I got a Snowy Silver!!! Just for a tip, that’s how to get one. No wonder it took over 2 days to breed…

  12. Haley says:

    Would love to swap gems :) Punkmarie is my IGN

  13. Dlkcollector says:

    Swamp n root=geode. Got it on first try.

  14. Regan says:

    Dragonvale rocks but how do you put macenstein for the name but it rocks ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  15. Kyle says:

    Add me for game canter @ kyle36933 I’ll give gems every day

  16. Sean says:

    Add me at smurglflurb I gift every day

  17. Ajordan 26 says:

    Play daily want a couple friends to exchange gems game centeral name ajordan 26

  18. Chris says:

    Looking for new friends. Play everyday, very active. Game Center id : Redrkt95

  19. Calicogirl43 says:

    Looking for 2 new reliable gem traders; I play daily!
    Add me : Calicogirl43

    • Calicogirl43 says:

      Sorry doc, didn’t see the gem swap page….
      I posted there instead.
      For everyone else who’s spreading friend requests/gem swap spam all over, please post your stuff on the gem swap messaging board! Don’t make my mistake!
      ~Thanks y’all! : )

  20. leslie says:

    Hi,looking 4 people to trade gems with ,i play daily

  21. AidanKatGems says:

    Hi there – I gem daily and need some new friends. AidanKatGems Thx

  22. (Liability73) says:

    What’s up with the redeem codes. Can’t find mine

  23. Ashleigh says:

    I had a question about the themed islands, when are they going to be available to buy? Also, I don’t know if you would know, are they going to be purchased with gems or dragon cash?

  24. Dragonflyalli says:

    Hi Mac! Just wanted to let you know that I bred a Paper and a Leathery dragon and got a Cotton dragon. Thanks!

    Alli

  25. dweezyteez says:

    Something happened with the friends I used to trade gems with. I can no longer give them gems back for some reason. I can accept their gems and I can return gems to one person but not the other (give gems button is faded-out and doesn’t work). Both of these folks are still appearing in my game center and on my friends tab from time to time, but the swapping action isn’t working properly. Can anyone help?

    • andrea says:

      If you upgraded to ios8 that is the problem. That happened to me. I reported problem and was told they are working on a fix.

    • Thomin8r says:

      Try giving one gem and collecting one and the exit the gifts screen. Wait for one gem to disappear off of your gem tree and then go back into the gifts screen and do this again. This has allowed me to gift my usual 6 gems and collect from the 6 that I gifted to. I have more to collect but try to gift to everyone that sends me one. It just takes time to get to everyone.
      Hope this helps.

  26. Dragonkindred says:

    Seeking reliable gem traders – will swap gem 4 gem

  27. wvugal says:

    Can anyone tell me why it is Oct. 13 and even though an add for the candy bash keeps showing up saying its starting on Oct. 9, it still has yet to start on my game? Why? It took a couple days for my twilight festival to finally start but I mean come on its four days late. What should I do?

  28. Sakiann1 says:

    I have been trying for a couple of months to get special dragons and have gotten nothing. This is so frustrating. I spend months trying for the same dragon and always get nothing but regular off-spring. I refuse to purchase gems for dragons that cost thousands of gems. That’s rediculous. I know they are just trying to get folks to spend money. This is my second year trying for a zombie and still no luck. No luck also with the othe Halloween dragons. It’s it me or the game?

    • Barbara750 says:

      Hi, I hope you will have better luck soon. My understanding is that if you have level 11 dragons for breeding it will increase your odds of getting the dragon you want. I read somewhere that level 16 dragons help you get a more rare dragon, but I’m not sure if that is true or not. But, I’ve gone ahead and fed the dragons I want to breed to level 16 just for “the heck of it.” So far it’s been working out ok. Also, I breed the dragons I really want on the upgraded breeding island first. If there is a second suggestion for breeding pairs, I breed them on the little breeding cave. But, for my best luck, I’ve been collecting two of each dragon. That way if I really want to get a new dragon, I can breed the best pair in the breeding island and the breeding cave. It takes a long time to get two of each dragon, and you need to upgrade your hibernation cave to keep all of them, but it’s worth it. I hope this helps!

  29. Crispy says:

    Any way you coul add a list of breeding times somewhere? I bred paper and sulphur and have to wait 37 hours and 36 minutes to see what it is – the weird wait time has me curious ????

  30. Sakiann1 says:

    Thanks for the comments. I’ve been using 16 to 18 level dragons and always in the upgraded breeding cave. It just amazes me that over and over and over again I get the same dragons and never the ones I’m trying for. It was not this difficult last year. I try for weeks at a time and nothing. October is over after tomorrow, so I’ve literally spent a month trying to get two Dragons eith no luck. Just blowing off steam. I’d feel better if I got at least one that I’m trying for.

    • Barbara says:

      Oh, ok. That’s too bad. I’m having problems with so many dragons being introduced and not enough time to breed them.

  31. Evan says:

    I got the electrum Dragon with a copper and water dragon

  32. Sakiann1 says:

    Finally!!! I got a zombie dragon on Halloween eve. I couldn’t believe it after all this time and trying too many times to count. The GREAT PUMPKIN was watching over me. I also have a nightmare dragon about to hatch. My faith in dragonvale has been restored

  33. James says:

    Doc, what about a breeding pair to get the new Bicentennial Dragon on Dragonvale!

  34. FL318 says:

    Just cleaned house…I have 4 spots available gem 4 gem. Add me: FL318

  35. Big Monkey Pie says:

    Hi Doc.
    I just bred the new gourd dragon with pepper and root.
    Cheers. :)

  36. Ann Musco says:

    How do you earn a silver air shrine??? (It’s listed as a goal)

  37. Anna says:

    I bought a new Tablet (Odys Intellilab 7) with Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat).
    And now i can’t load my Facebook Park on Dragonvale.
    If a start with a new park, it works.
    But if i try to load my Facebook Park it stops loading in the middle of the progress bar
    and kicks me out of the loading screen and i get back to my homescreen.
    What to do?

  38. :) says:

    Add me :)
    Gamecenter ID – Downhill_Wolf

  39. tree0811 says:

    Add me at “tree0811″ I’ll gift every day

  40. DNKtrade says:

    sorry to everyone, Doc’s is best. It’s organized by incubation time rather than combos so it only takes one step to get your answer. Doc’s info on combinations is much more reliable too!!!! He only posts what he knows works.

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