[This Section is constantly evolving. Gaining a complete understanding on how breeding works is the present cutting edge of Dragon Genetics]
1. All Dragons of the opposite sex can breed.
2. The number of active breeding pairs is limited by the number of available Females, Males, Nests and Master Rookery spaces (see multiple browser 'cheat' to get more than one pair breeding at a time when there is only 1 available slot in Master Rookery). There must always be one of each sex available of at least level 8, 1 nest and 1 space in the Master Rookery to start a breeding cycle, whether you intend to hatch or not. 5 Nests does not allow 5 breeding pairs without using the multuple browser 'cheat'.
3. A Breeding Cycle can be terminated at any stage.
4. A Breeding Cycle can be speeded at any stage.
5. Species, Sex and Traits can be determined by clicking on the Egg in Sanctuary. Breeding Reports do not display the Sex of the Egg but clicking on the Egg in Sanctuary will reveal this before it hatches.
6. The same Traits on different dragons placed on the Roosts stack and activate when the dragon matures to the relevant DL.
7. CWaD/CGD Pairing produces randomly First Generation CGD, LGD, CWaD and LWaD.
8. CSD/CGD Pairing produces randomly First Generation CGD, LGD, CSD and LSD.
9. CFiD/CGD Pairing produces randomly First Generation CGD, LGD, CFiD and LFiD.
10. CWiD/CGD Pairing produce randomly First Generation CGD, LGD, CWiD and LWiD.
11. CFrD/CGD Pairing produces randomly First Generation CGD, LGD, CSD, LSD, CWaD, LWaD, CWiD, LWiD, CFrD and LFrD.
12. CMS/CGD Pairing produces randomly First Generation CGD, LGD, CFiD, LFiD, CWaD, LWaD, CWiD, LWiD, CFrD, CMS and LMS
13. CACD/CGD Pairing produces randomly First Generation CGD, LGD, CFiD, LFiD, CSD, LSD, CWaD, LWaD, CACD and LACD.
14. CHD/CGD Pairing produces randomly First Generation CGD, LGD, CFiD, LFiD, CSD, LSD, CWiD, LWiD, CHD and LHD.
15. RMS/CMS Pairing produces randomly: LMS, LWaD [Testing Not Complete]
16. HWoD/CGD Pairing produces randomly: LGD, LACD, LWoD [Testing Not Complete]
17. RWoD/CGD Pairing produces randomly: HGD, HWoD [Testing Not Complete]
18. EHD/CGD Pairing produces randomly: [Not released]
19. A Pairing of the Seed Generation Great Dragon and an Elemental Dragon will produce a random First Generation of the Species associated with that Elemental Seed Line with 3 different random Traits from the Trait Gene Pool for that Seed Line.
20. A Pairing of First Generation Purebloods or Mudbloods of a Seed Line will produce a random Second Generation of the Species associated with that Elemental Seed Line with 3 different random Traits from the Trait Gene Pool for that Seed Line.
21. Pairing Pureblood or Mudblood Dams and Sires with the same Traits increases the probability of the matched Traits dropping again and/or increasing. There is also an increased probability of non-matching Traits in both Dams and Sires dropping again and/or increasing.
22. Pairing Purebloods or Mudbloods of subsequent generations of a Seedline of the same hierachy and displaying 3 Traits of higher level has a probability of dropping a Pureblood or Mudbloods of a Seedline of the next highest hierachy (eg. Lesser Water Dragons will drop from First Generation Common Water Dragon Pairings).
23. Pairing Purebloods or Mudbloods of the same Species has a higher probability of dropping the same Species. Repeated pairing of the same species from one Generation to the next increases the probability that the same Species will drop. After 2-3 generations of selectively breeding the same Species together only other Species will cease to drop.
24. Repeated in-breeding of Pairings with the same or similar Traits from generation to generation will result in an increasingly smaller pool of those common Traits dropping unless another dragon with an entirely different collection of traits is bred into the family tree.
25. Desired Traits being bred for can skip a generation being carried forward as regressive Traits and can re-emerge a further generation on. If it is proving difficult to drop the next generation female or, rarely, male with the desired Trait create a regressive Trait seeded female or male, level it and inbreed it with the parent of the opposite sex to see if desired trait can be dropped in the desired sex.
26. Increasing Hierachy is more difficult than increasing Trait Level. Generally, you should prefer a higher Heirachy dragon with the desired Trait to a lower Hierachy dragon with the desired Trait but feel free to experiment if a signficantly higher level Trait happens to drop in a lower Hierachy dragon. Higher Heirachy dragons have a higher probability of dropping higher Trait levels when bred together than lower Hierachy dragons, over time and successive generations. They also have a higher probability of replicating the displayed Traits of the parents. Kabam says the Exalted Hierachy has a higher chance of doing so than its predecessor Hierachies. It has been noticed that breeding Royals with the same Traits appears to have a higher drop rate of those Traits than lower Hierachies. Consequently, it is assumed this replication drop rate increases with each increase in Hierachy. This ephasizes the importance of identifying and breeding for desired Traits and Trait combos early on.
27. When seeking to progress to the next Hierachy of dragon the more of the three Traits that have high levels, the higher the probability of progression to the next Hierachy of dragon. However be aware that the genetics of Sanctuary at this time are being artificially suppressed by Kabam to increase sales of certain items and to increase desire for certain inaccessible products. Until such time as Kabam release a dragon of the next Hierachy work on the assumption that progression to the next Hierachy is not possible and work on increasing all the Trait levels in your current dragons of the highest available Hierachy as high as they appear capable of going in preparation for the release of the next Hierachy of dragon by Kabam.
28. Should a particular Pairing produce an improved dragon or desired Trait, repeat the breeding to obtain a replica dragon of the opposite sex so you have a breeding pair of the next generation.
29. To pair Traits breed dragons with the Traits you wish to combine until you have a next generation breeding pair with at least 1 of each Trait between them and then repeat the process until both traits have dropped in both breeding pairs of the next generation.
30. Within a Species the DL is variable for the same Traits and unlocking a DL10 Trait is not necessary to transpose it to or increase it in subsequent generations.
31. Known DL are 1, 6 and 10.
32. Known Power Levels of First Generation Traits are I and II.
33. Known Power Levels of Second and subsequent Generation Traits are I, II, III, IV and V.
34. Known Dragon Generation Hierachy in increasing power is Common (C) -> Lesser (L) -> Heightened (H) -> Royal (R) -> Exalted (E) -> Omniscient (O). More powerful dragons tend to have Traits with higher Power Levels.
35. The Sex of a Species is random but Females are rare and careful thought should be given to discarding or releasing them.
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