In Game of Thrones: Conquest, the wisest and most cunning players will be looking for every possible edge to give them an advantage over their fellow nobles…and the ones who have read their history will know that there is no advantage more powerful than riding a dragon into battle.
When you reach Keep level 2, your advisors will unearth a dragon egg, and you will be asked to build a Dragon Pit in which to keep it. Keep reading this guide to get a crash course on raising a Dragon in Game of Thrones: Conquest.
The Dragon Pit
The Dragon Pit is your Dragon’s home. Here you will hatch your egg, feed your dragon, check their stats, and optimize their talents. You can also customize your dragon’s name and appearance using special items.
You can also access the Research menu from the Dragon Pit. This will redirect you to the Maester’s Tower, where you can research ancient knowledge to support your dragon’s success in battle. Look for more information about the Dragon research in the Dragon Talents & Research guide.
Hatching Your Dragon
Once you’ve found a dragon’s egg, the first thing you’re going to want to do is hatch it. Dragons need heat in order to hatch, so if you’re going to hatch a dragon’s egg you’re going to need to feed the fires.
To do this, first tap on the Dragon Pit and click the Dragon button . From there you’ll want to select the Training button on the bottom.
From here you can feed the flames to keep your dragon warm, and encourage them to hatch.
In order for your dragon to hatch, you’ll need two things:
- Your egg’s XP bar must be full. You can do this by feeding the flames with Wood from your Sawmills.
- You must research Nurture: Hatchling at the Maester’s Tower.
Feeding the Flames
As you use wood from your stores to feed the flames keeping your dragon’s egg warm, the dragon will gain Experience, or XP, causing the blue bar at the bottom of the screen to fill up. When the bar fills, your dragon will gain a level. Your dragon’s egg cannot hatch until its xp bar is full!
As the progress bar fills, you will unlock Dragon Talent Points, corresponding to the yellow pips on the progress bar. For more information on Dragon Talent Points, check out our Dragon Talents and Research guide.
Your first feed each day is free, and does not require any materials. Additional feeds will ask you to choose how much wood to feed the fire. You have a limited number of opportunities to feed your dragon each day, but additional feedings can be purchased, or earned through events or offers.
Note: Adding more wood to the fire in a single feed will increase the amount of progress you receive, but higher amounts of wood are subject to diminishing returns. For example, feeding the fire with 500,000 wood in a single feed generates roughly 2x the progress that you would receive for only using 100,000 wood. Spend your wood carefully to make sure you have enough left over for your buildings and troops!
Once your egg’s XP bar is full, it’s time to upgrade to the next level: a Hatchling! Each time you want to upgrade your dragon’s level, you’ll be asked to meet different requirements—whether it’s Keep or Building levels, Research, or Resources. In order to access your first upgrade and hatch your dragon’s egg, you’ll need to research “Nurture: Hatchling” at the [Maester’s Tower].
Once your dragon’s XP bar is full and you’ve researched “Nurture: Hatchling,” it’s time to hatch your egg!
Feeding your Dragon
Once you’ve hatched your dragon, you will need to begin feeding it meat every day so that it will grow There are five different quality tiers of meat: Poor , Common , Fine , Exquisite , Epic , and Legendary . You want to make sure that you’ve been killing creatures while hatching your Dragon so that you have enough Poor, Common and Fine food to feed it once it hatches. To get higher level food, you’ll need to actively participate in certain events, such as the Rise of Dragons event. You can also sometimes find Special Offers in the store which contain the rarer Dragon food. Keep your eyes peeled.
Dragon Growth Phases
Dragons get stronger as they grow. Young dragons are powerful, but still vulnerable. You’ll want your dragon to grow strong and sturdy if you want to rule the Seven Kingdoms.
As your dragon matures, it will pass through four different phases of its lifespan:
- Hatchling (Dragon level 2-9). Hatchlings can defend your city in combat, but are not yet strong enough to strike out on their own.
- Whelp (Dragon level 10-19). Dragon whelps can learn to strike out from your city and directly attack creatures on the world map, as well as help gather resources.
- Adolescent (Dragon level 20-39). Adolescent dragons, while still not fully matured, are able to learn more powerful defensive abilities—as well as the ability to attack enemy keeps.
- Adult (Dragon level 40+). Adult dragons are terrifying forces of nature, able to learn to breathe fire in offensive attacks, as well as attack other players and Seats of Power directly.
As your dragon levels up, you will earn Dragon Talent Points that allow you to improve your Dragon’s stats and capabilities. There are four different specialization trees you can invest your Dragon Talent Points into, each of which corresponds to a growth phase—Hatchling, Whelp, Adolescent, and Adult. You cannot invest points into a specialization tree unless your dragon has reached that phase of growth…but even the keeper of an Adult dragon may find that they want to invest their points in the Hatchling or Whelp specialization trees. You can learn more about how to spend your Dragon Talent Points in our Dragon Talents and Research guide.
You can change the name and appearance of your dragon in the Dragon Pit as well. To do so, click on the customization icon on the bottom right. From here you can change the color of your dragon’s scales…even before your dragon hatches! You can also rename your dragon–but be aware that customizing and renaming your dragon requires the use of an item each time!
As your dragon hatches and matures, you’ll unlock the ability to customize individual features to your liking. Eggs can only change their color scheme, but Hatchlings can also change their eye color, and Adolescents can customize their horns. Adult dragons may even be able to customize more options…you’ll have to raise one to find out!