Suggestions for winning DragonVale Races - Macenstein

Suggestions for winning DragonVale Races

DragonVale Races
DragonVale’s new Dragon Races are a great way to earn extra cash, food, XP, and even gems, not to mention just a great time waster if you’re looking to avoid what you SHOULD be doing. But sometimes it can be difficult matching up the right dragon for the right race. So here’s a list of Dragon suggestions for various races that I have found to deliver 1st place results multiple times. Of course, you will still need a little luck with competitors and decent finger-tapping skills to hit the boosts, but I can only do so much.

Blast Furnace: Forge, Brass

Cherry Road: Sakura, Paper

Dramoria: Steel

Electric Skies: Sonic, Butterfly

Marshlands: Seaweed, Swamp

Rime or Reason: Snow

Shimmering Faultline: Any Gem Dragon (Pearl, Emerald, Ruby, etc.) Rainbow, Gold, Moon, Leap Year

Ulster Meadows: Tree, Moss, Clover

Year of the Dragon Race: Panlong Dragon, Rainbow

(This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here.
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281 Responses to “Suggestions for winning DragonVale Races”
  1. Kat x says:

    Any other suggestions for Blast Furnance as I have neither brass or forge

    • Kornfreak3891 says:

      I use a scoria dragon. Here’s my list of dragons I use 4 races –

      Shimmering faultline- crystal dragon
      Marshlands- moss dragon
      Rime or reason- snow dragon
      Ulster meadows- tree dragon
      Year of the dragon- obsidian dragon
      Electric skies- sonic dragon
      Dramoria- mine dragon
      Blast furnace- scoria dragon
      Cherry road- lava dragon

      There’s better dragons to use for some of the races but these do perfectly well for me. I hope I’ve helped .

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    • Carebear says:

      You people all realize that if you use an epic dragon, like my Blue Moon dragon, then it’ll wokr? Try it.

  2. Henggy says:

    You can also use a crystal and… what’s that other dragon?for the shimmering faultline

    • Joanna says:

      Quake dragon also for shimmering faultline and for Dramoria can use mine.
      And on year of the dragon when I didn’t have a panlong dragon I used to use lava and win 1st place so that’s a pretty good suggestion.
      And on cherry road if you don’t have those (I don’t) you can you a lot of other dragons like- poison, flower, tree, moss, lava, and I wouldn’t recommend it but also obsidian. But with these you still might not win…

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  3. engk says:

    Poison Dragon for Year of the Dragon Race all the way!.. GC: C007dudz

  4. nanZander says:

    Anyone else like me bummed about bf switching out the prize wheel for a chest with less valuable prizes? Especially the food prizes.

  5. ethan says:

    I use the obsiden dragon for year of the Dragon first place every time

  6. Hale says:

    For 50k coins, all first place got me was 925 food items. Rip off. Every victory since the treasure chest implementation has been basically less value than paying for the prize outright.

  7. Chris says:

    You can get gems so its not too bad in 2 days I had kairos and 2mil coins

  8. Deadlox9 says:

    I do year of the dragon with amber and win yay

  9. Dragonia says:

    Getting xp is like loosing ๐Ÿ™ fist its fun winning but then the fun turns with the bad 1. price…33.000 xp…BAD ๐Ÿ™

    Realy bad price got it like 4 times now as 1. price…now THAT sucks. Havent getting any gems but food DG and XP

    BTW : ๐Ÿ™‚ crome gets me 1. price on blast furnist every time just to bad i want DG and gems but gets XP

  10. stephan says:

    What does one do with the XP you win in the races? I have no idea! Any suggestions?

    • giggybiggy says:

      CO is for leveling up, without CO, you would never go to higher levels and unlock things. SO is also earned after buying things, getting silver and gold medals in the colostrum, harvesting food, completing challenges, and getting dragons.

  11. Dragonia says:

    I just got the big blue wow he is so cool ! Im talking about Kairos…migth have got it before if i had done some reading on this web XD

    I was lucky enorf to get the BlueMoon dragon with firefly and storm just 5 Hours before the deadline its is very good ind year of the dragon elektrik skyes and dramoria where i dont have the rigth dragon fore as it is right now.

    Also litchen is good for the marsland. ๐Ÿ™‚

    If you a gonna race you should bould the Kairos thing the ekstra parts you get ind the race that you already have you kan trade to 150.000 DG or 5000 treats or 150.000 XP.

    Best Regards

  12. Stephan says:

    I have never lost a “year of the dragon” race with the river dragon. Try it…

  13. Dragonia says:

    Hm my word correcter is spelling worse than mรฉ ๐Ÿ˜‰ i ment chance the poisen dragon out with tree or flower when it starts loosing รณn cherry Road use flower or lava gets it every time ๐Ÿ˜‰ Best raws to you all

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  15. gumasat says:

    The faster is Apocalyose. No one can win against Apocalypse.

  16. Chris says:

    Quake dragon for Shimmering Faultline works perfectly. It covers all elements so its quite speedy all race ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. DragonvaleHunter says:

    Here’s what I use:

    Ulster meadows: Moss
    Year of the Dragon: Scorch
    Rime or reason: Lichen
    Electric skies: Cactus
    Shimmering Faultline: Opal or Crystal
    Cherry road: Moss
    Blast Furnace:Forge

  18. tog says:

    My list is:

    Ulster meadows: paper, tree, moss, clover, or forest
    Year of the dragon: panlong, firework, and any other hybrid dragon including two of these elements: water, earth, fire, and air
    Rime or reason: snow or blizzard
    Electric skies: thunder, sonic, or butterfly
    Shimmering Faultline: crystal or quake
    Cherry road: paper, sakurai, or any dragon with two of these elements: earth, plant, and fire
    Blast furnace: forge or brass
    Dramoria: steel or bearded

    Note: you can also use any epic dragon for any race!

    • Princess says:

      I’ve found similar combinations work for me as well. I just got the metal dragon so I haven’t won dramoria or Blast furnace yet, but it’s fun trying different combinations to see which one works. I have found the Paper dragon works really well for Year of the Dragon and Cherry Road, he’s also won a few of the blast furnace races for me but not too many. Shimmering faultline, I ALWAYS use the quake dragon, the crystal dragon hasn’t been as effective at getting that coveted first place spot.

      • Maggie Wise says:

        For Dramoria use the steel dragon. Right now, the name of the dragon escapes me but it is under the metal heading and has 2 heads for the Blast furnace. I always win using these.

      • Maggie Wise says:

        For Dramoria use the steel dragon. Right now, the name of the dragon escapes me but it is under the metal heading and has 2 heads for the Blast furnace. I always win using these.

      • Maggie Wise says:

        For Dramoria use the steel dragon. Right now, the name of the dragon escapes me but it is under the metal heading and has 2 heads for the Blast furnace. I always win using these.

  19. firestar295 says:

    I find that the gift dragon works well for ‘year of the dragon.’

  20. yessenia says:

    i use blizzard for rime or reason and win every single time. ive even won a few races against the snow dragon in rime or reason

  21. UNCSilence says:

    I didn’t have too many hybrid dragons available for Year of the Dragon, but I did manage to make a Salamander, and increase him to level 7. He won that race easily.

  22. Me says:

    I use the dusk dragon and it wins every time ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. AquaSplish says:

    Marshland: Lichen
    Ulster Meadows: Forest
    Rime or Reason: Ghost
    Shimmering Faultline: Crystal
    Year of the Dragon: Nosfratu

    These are my main dragon picks for these races about 95% of the time I won with them all gold.

  24. Anya lord says:

    Anyone know what you use for berrywhite mountains?

  25. Dracula says:

    I always win first place with river dragon

  26. Pop Zili says:

    this is what I use
    Blast furnace-brass
    Ulster meadows-forest
    Year of the dragon-lava
    Cherry road-flower
    Shimmering faultline-quake
    Rime or reason-snow
    Electric skies-sonic

  27. mira_mault_ says:

    Hey does anyone know what dragon to use for Brightless Vale?

  28. Jennyrose says:

    Dragonvale racing

    Bright-less vale-Cave Root dark earth
    Darkened dash-Dungeon Watch dark fire
    Radiant-Nectar Lotus shimmer light water
    Shining vally-Meadow Luminous light plant
    Shimmering flatline-Quake crystal lightning earth
    Electric sky-Thunder Sonic air lightning
    Rime or reason-Blizzard Snow air cold
    Cherry road-flower Poison Pepper fire plant
    Ulster meadows- Moss Tree Forest earth plant
    Year of the dragon-Mud River Geode water earth
    Marshland-Swamp Seaweed water plant
    Dramoria-Mine steel cold metal
    Blast furnace- Brass Forge sulfur fire metal

  29. SpazMeg says:

    How did I not know this existed before? Thank you so much for the help- I have gotten all but one of the pieces to the statue in an hour! The last one will probably make itself difficult . . .

  30. Endochick says:

    Can you give any suggestions for the new dark and light races that have been added? You rock Macenstein. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nashi says:

      For the Dark race, I raced my watch dragon. Won by a mile.

      For the Light race, I used my howl dragon. Didn’t come in first, but from my race I think the regular dark dragon could work.

  31. larry says:

    Radiant run is the only one that continues to kick my butt. I use water/lightning like mentioned above. Neither are consistent.

    • Loea says:

      well, for me I got 2nd in radient run with a level 8 purple snowflake dragon (available in the great dragon fair prize tent but I only got 250 food

  32. Lily says:

    Halloween’s Trick dragon for Cherry Road, wins by miles ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. jenni says:

    What about darkened Dash?

  34. Jennie says:

    Are you not going to update this, now there are a lot more races for Gaia.

  35. Yvonne says:

    Got some new faces shaded Shimmy=dark and fire, I won with fire dragon
    Faridat Cup= lightning
    Flickering Canyon= plant
    Root Rush, haven’t played yet
    Hope these help

  36. Brena says:

    The new Gaia races need epic dragons to win more often but we don’t know their elements.

  37. Gail says:

    I can’t get the race track to work. All I can get is the tutorial, even if I click on the race and not practice. ๐Ÿ™ Is it my level, I’m at level 18.

  38. Ellen says:

    What about Thunderclap Trap? It’s Lightning and Earth elements.

  39. Ellen says:

    What about Charred Orchard (plant, fire, earth)? I usually use Sakura & win, but I am using Sakura elsewhere & need an alternative. Can anyone help me out?

  40. Ellen says:

    Prism Path?

  41. Ellen says:

    How about Undergloom?

  42. Ellen says:

    Verulean Highlands? Lightning & Air. What best to use?

  43. Ellen says:

    Anyone know which dragon to use for Frostbitten Freestyle? It’s elements are fire and cold, but I have so many options, I don’t know which one to use!

  44. ImCringe says:

    I use my trick dragon for cherry road and it works perfect!

  45. Heat77S says:

    Does anybody know the dragon in chilling chase?

  46. Laque says:

    If you have an epic dragon with one (or all) of the elements in a race, Iโ€™d suggest using it. All the other dragons with automatically be epic as well, giving you an elemental advantage and making it easier to win.

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