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Genes icon.png Genes are markings and patterns on a dragon that can be passed onto its offspring. There are three gene "slots" which determine the appearance of different portions of the dragon:

  • Primary genes determine the head, body, tail, legs, and ornamentation of the dragon.
  • Secondary genes determine the wings and possibly other ornamentation, such as a Fae's cheek fins.
  • Tertiary genes determine either nothing (if Basic) or a full-body pattern overlay (if non-Basic).

Genes have different levels of rarity and corresponding odds of being inherited the way breeds do. Each gene slot—Primary, Secondary, Tertiary—operates independently of the others.

Items to change a gene can be obtained multiple ways: purchased in the Specialty section of the Marketplace, as a drop in the Coliseum, created at Baldwin's, or from Swipp. A gene can be applied to any dragon or hatchling a player owns provided that they are not currently on a nest. Note that these items have no effect on a dragon's base color, only the patterns. Certain genes like Poison or Spinner do however add accents of different colors in their patterning.

The Scrying Workshop is an area on the site where a player can preview genes on any dragon or design up their own dream dragon to breed or search for.

Ancient Genes[]

With the addition of Ancient Breeds on June 8th, 2019, new genes were created specifically for them. These genes function the same as the non-Ancient genes, but have specific scrolls and different prices. Each ancient has its own set of genes, both breed-specific and "parallel". Parallel genes are genes that resemble those found in modern dragons. These genes are almost always available through the same type of gameplay that their identical counterparts are, except they are cheaper in price or require less items to make.

Ancient Specific Genes

All the following sections on this page will contain information on the original gene system—the genes that all modern dragons share.

Primary Genes[]

The most prominent gene a dragon possesses, this gene impacts the dragon's head, legs, flank, belly, and tail.

Primary genes currently implemented and available are listed below with the rarity of the gene in parentheses next to it.

Gene Rarity
Basic Plentiful
Bar Uncommon
Cherub Uncommon
Clown Common
Crystal Rare
Fade Common
Falcon Common
Flaunt Uncommon
Giraffe Uncommon
Ground Limited
Iridescent Rare
Jaguar Uncommon
Jupiter Uncommon
Laced Common
Leopard Common
Lionfish Uncommon
Metallic Rare
Mosaic Uncommon
Petals Rare
Pharaoh Rare
Piebald Common
Pinstripe Limited
Poison Limited
Python Uncommon
Ribbon Uncommon
Ripple Uncommon
Savannah Common
Skink Limited
Slime Limited
Speckle Common
Starmap Rare
Stitched Limited
Swirl Common
Tapir Common
Tiger Common
Vipera Uncommon
Wasp Rare

Secondary Genes[]

Secondary genes affect a dragon's wings; depending on breed they may also impact a mane, fins, wattle, etc.

Secondary genes currently implemented and available are listed below with the rarity of the gene in parentheses next to it.

Gene Rarity
Basic Plentiful
Alloy Rare
Bee Rare
Blend Common
Breakup Uncommon
Butterfly Rare
Clouded Common
Constellation Rare
Current Uncommon
Daub Common
Edged Common
Eel Uncommon
Eye Spots Common
Facet Rare
Fissure Limited
Flair Uncommon
Freckle Common
Hex Uncommon
Hypnotic Uncommon
Marbled Common
Morph Uncommon
Noxtide Uncommon
Paint Common
Patchwork Limited
Peregrine Common
Rosette Uncommon
Safari Common
Sarcophagus Rare
Saturn Uncommon
Seraph Uncommon
Shimmer Rare
Sludge Limited
Spinner Limited
Striation Common
Stripes Common
Toxin Limited
Trail Limited

Tertiary Genes[]

Tertiary genes are unusual in that Basic is completely invisible; non-Basic tertiary genes apply a patterning or decoration to potentially anywhere on the dragon, from snout to wingtip to tail, overlaying the primary and secondary genes.

Tertiary genes currently implemented and available are listed below with the rarity of the gene in parentheses next to it.

Gene Rarity
Basic Plentiful
Capsule Limited
Circuit Rare
Contour Common
Crackle Uncommon
Firefly Limited
Filigree Rare
Gembond Limited
Ghost Uncommon
Glimmer Rare
Glowtail Rare
Keel Limited
Koi Rare
Lace Uncommon
Okapi Uncommon
Opal Rare
Peacock Common
Ringlets Uncommon
Runes Limited
Scales Limited
Smirch Limited
Smoke Uncommon
Sparkle Uncommon
Spines Limited
Stained Rare
Thylacine Common
Underbelly Common
Veined Limited

Gene Items[]

All created and found modern dragons, such as progenitors and dragons hatched from Unhatched Egg items, will have three Basic genes. Any dragon on the site with a non-Basic gene can trace it back to an ancestor who had a gene-changing item applied to it OR has had the item applied to it itself. Players may casually refer to these items as "scrolls", not to be confused with actual scroll items such as the Scroll of Maturity.

Gene-changing items are available from the following sources:

Gene-changing items can also be sold/resold on the Auction House. While items sold there are frequently more expensive than obtaining them from the source, it may still be worthwhile if an item is otherwise too difficult to obtain (limited supply in the Marketplace, insufficient Baldwin level to craft, etc).

For Ancient Genes, see the first section on this page to navigate to each individual breed's genes.

Treasure Genes[]

The following non-ancient gene items are available for sale in the Marketplace for Treasure:

Item Price (T)
Primary Gene: Bar 250,000
Primary Gene: Cherub 185,000
Primary Gene: Clown 175,000
Primary Gene: Falcon 170,000
Primary Gene: Fade 125,000
Primary Gene: Flaunt 200,000
Primary Gene: Giraffe 225,000
Primary Gene: Jaguar 140,000
Primary Gene: Jupiter 230,000
Primary Gene: Laced 140,000
Primary Gene: Leopard 140,000
Primary Gene: Lionfish 250,000
Primary Gene: Mosaic 300,000
Primary Gene: Piebald 235,000
Primary Gene: Ribbon 190,000
Primary Gene: Ripple 250,000
Primary Gene: Savannah 140,000
Primary Gene: Speckle 125,000
Primary Gene: Swirl 150,000
Primary Gene: Tapir 185,000
Primary Gene: Tiger 135,000
Primary Gene: Vipera 235,000
Remove Gene: Primary 10,000
Secondary Gene: Blend 100,000
Secondary Gene: Breakup 200,000
Secondary Gene: Clouded 120,000
Secondary Gene: Current 165,000
Secondary Gene: Daub 165,000
Secondary Gene: Eel 155,000
Secondary Gene: Edged 120,000
Secondary Gene: Eye Spot 110,000
Secondary Gene: Freckle 90,000
Secondary Gene: Flair 165,000
Secondary Gene: Hex 160,000
Secondary Gene: Hypnotic 185,000
Secondary Gene: Marbled 130,000
Secondary Gene: Noxtide 170,000
Secondary Gene: Paint 165,000
Secondary Gene: Peregrine 140,000
Secondary Gene: Rosette 100,000
Secondary Gene: Safari 98,000
Secondary Gene: Saturn 160,000
Secondary Gene: Seraph 125,000
Secondary Gene: Striation 120,000
Secondary Gene: Stripes 90,000
Remove Gene: Secondary 10,000
Tertiary Gene: Contour 150,000
Tertiary Gene: Crackle 190,000
Tertiary Gene: Gembond 200,000
Tertiary Gene: Ghost 160,000
Tertiary Gene: Lace 155,000
Tertiary Gene: Okapi 190,000
Tertiary Gene: Peacock 150,000
Tertiary Gene: Ringlets 155,000
Tertiary Gene: Runes 190,000
Tertiary Gene: Smoke 190,000
Tertiary Gene: Sparkle 150,000
Tertiary Gene: Spines 190,000
Tertiary Gene: Thylacine 155,000
Tertiary Gene: Underbelly 150,000
Remove Gene: Tertiary 10,000

Gem Genes[]

The following non-ancient gene items are available for sale in the Marketplace for Gems:

Item Price (G)
Primary Gene: Iridescent 1,500
Primary Gene: Crystal 1,500
Primary Gene: Petals 1,500
Primary Gene: Metallic 1,500
Primary Gene: Wasp 1,500
Primary Gene: Starmap 1,500
Primary Gene: Pharaoh 1,500
Secondary Gene: Shimmer 1,200
Secondary Gene: Facet 1,200
Secondary Gene: Alloy 1,200
Secondary Gene: Butterfly 1,200
Secondary Gene: Bee 1,200
Secondary Gene: Constellation 1,200
Secondary Gene: Sarcophagus 1,200
Tertiary Gene: Circuit 1,200
Tertiary Gene: Glimmer 1,200
Tertiary Gene: Glowtail 1,200
Tertiary Gene: Stained 1,200
Tertiary Gene: Opal 1,200
Tertiary Gene: Filigree 1,200
Tertiary Gene: Koi 1,200

Baldwin Genes[]

The following non-ancient gene items are available by crafting them at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew stand:

Item Required Level Components Price (T)
Primary Gene: Pinstripe 20 1x Imbued Sulfur, 1x Blue Sludge, 2x Gold Muck, 8x Snail Husk 100,000
Primary Gene: Poison 10 2x Silver Muck, 2x Black Slime, 1x Blue Ooze, 2x Irradiated Alchemical Reduction, 20x Powerful Serthis Poison 100,000
Primary Gene: Skink 8 2x Silver Muck, 2x Grey Slime, 8x Yellow Ooze, 8x Orange Ooze, x1 Glass Beaker 95,000
Primary Gene: Slime 22 2x Grey Slime, 2x Gold Muck, 1x Blue Ooze, 1x Radioactive Slime, 1x Reinforced Glass Beaker 100,000
Primary Gene: Stitched 14 2x Sizzling Phosphorus, 2x Silver Muck, 2x Black Slime, 4x Orange Goo, 15x Igueel Leather 100,000
Secondary Gene: Patchwork 14 2x Sizzling Phosphorus, 2x Gold Muck, 2x White Slime, 4x Orange Sludge, 15x Toxic Igueel Fan 100,000
Secondary Gene: Sludge 22 2x Copper Muck, 2x Black Slime, 1x Blue Goo, 1x River Muck, 1x Reinforced Glass Beaker 100,000
Secondary Gene: Spinner 8 2x Gold Muck, 2x White Slime, 4x Red Ooze, 8x Orange Sludge, 1x Glass Beaker 95,000
Secondary Gene: Toxin 10 2x Gold Muck, 2x White Slime, 1x Blue Sludge, 2x Sizzling Phosphorus, 20x Unstable Serthis Concoction 100,000
Secondary Gene: Trail 20 1x Imbued Sulfur, 1x Blue Ooze, 2x Silver Muck, 8x Seaside Trumpet 100,000
Tertiary Gene: Capsule 19 3x Silver Muck, 2x Grey Slime, 4x Orange Sludge, 3x Yellow Goo, 1x Reinforced Glass Beaker 110,000
Tertiary Gene: Keel 25 2x Gold Muck, 2x Grey Slime, 3x Orange Ooze, 5x Overly-Engineered Buckler, 1x Reinforced Glass Beaker 100,000
Tertiary Gene: Scales 7 3x Silver Muck, 2x Black Slime, 6x Yellow Sludge, 7x Green Goo, x1 Glass Beaker 100,000
Tertiary Gene: Veined 24 2x Gold Muck, 2x Grey Slime, 3x Orange Sludge, 4x Azurite, 1x Reinforced Glass Beaker 100,000


Item Obtained Through
Tertiary Gene: Smirch Strange Chests
Primary Gene: Python Coliseum
Secondary Gene: Morph Coliseum
Tertiary Gene: Firefly Swipp
Primary Gene: Ground Arlo
Secondary Gene: Fissure Arlo

Gene Rarity & Inheritance[]

When offspring are produced, each gene slot has a chance of inheriting the mother or father's gene in that slot:

  • Offspring's primary gene can be the mother's primary gene or the father's primary gene.
  • Offspring's secondary gene can be the mother's secondary gene or the father's secondary gene.
  • Offspring's tertiary gene can be the mother's tertiary gene or the father's tertiary gene.

If both parents have an identical gene in a slot, the chance of inheriting that gene is 100%. For example, if both parents have a Tiger primary gene, all their offspring will have the Tiger primary gene. In the event that the parents have different genes in a slot, the two genes' rarity determines the likelihood of one or the other being passed on. Rarer genes have lower odds of being passed on when paired with more common genes, much like how breed is passed down. Basic is considered a plentiful gene while other genes are considered common to rare.

Plentiful Common Uncommon Limited Rare
Primary Basic Clown, Fade, Falcon, Laced, Leopard, Piebald, Savannah, Speckle, Swirl, Tapir, Tiger Bar, Cherub, Flaunt, Giraffe, Jaguar, Jupiter, Lionfish, Mosaic, Python, Ribbon, Ripple, Vipera Ground, Pinstripe, Poison, Skink, Slime, Stitched Crystal, Iridescent, Metallic, Petals, Pharaoh, Starmap, Wasp
Secondary Basic Blend, Clouded, Daub, Edged, Eye Spots, Freckle, Marbled, Paint, Peregrine, Safari, Striation, Stripes Breakup, Current, Eel, Flair, Hex, Hypnotic, Morph, Noxtide, Rosette, Saturn, Seraph Fissure, Patchwork, Sludge, Spinner, Trail, Toxin Alloy, Bee, Butterfly, Constellation, Facet, Sarcophagus, Shimmer
Tertiary Basic Contour, Peacock, Thylacine, Underbelly Crackle, Ghost, Lace, Okapi, Ringlets, Smoke, Sparkle Capsule, Firefly, Gembond, Keel, Runes, Scales, Smirch, Spines, Veined Circuit, Filigree, Glimmer, Glowtail, Koi, Opal, Stained


For the below chart, the number on the left in a cell is the chance of getting the tier on the left, while the number on the right is the chance of getting the tier on the top.[1]

Estimated Odds
Plentiful Common Uncommon Limited Rare
Plentiful 50/50 70/30 85/15 97/3 99/1
Common 30/70 50/50 75/25 90/10 99/1
Uncommon 15/85 25/75 50/50 85/15 98/2
Limited 3/97 10/90 15/85 50/50 97/3
Rare 1/99 1/99 2/98 3/97 50/50

The information collected on this forum thread is on the frequency of gene inheritance through each possible pairing. For users seeking the exact results and percentages per gene or users who want to contribute data, give it a look!

Release Dates[]

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  • The tertiary gene Gembond was added on June 10th, 2013.
  • The secondary gene Seraph was added on July 7th, 2013.
  • The tertiary gene Underbelly was added on September 12th, 2013.
  • The tertiary gene Crackle was added on November 30th, 2013.

  • The primary gene Ripple was added on May 16th, 2014.
  • The secondary gene Current was added on June 8th, 2014.
  • The tertiary gene Smoke was added on July 6th, 2014.
  • The primary and secondary genes Bar and Daub were added on September 19, 2014.
  • The primary gene Crystal was added on October 18th, 2014.
  • The tertiary gene Spines was added on November 10th, 2014.
  • The secondary gene Facet was added on December 12th, 2014.

  • The tertiary gene Okapi was added on January 9th, 2015.
  • The primary and secondary genes Vipera and Hypnotic were added on March 29th, 2015.
  • The tertiary gene Glimmer was added on July 17th, 2015.
  • The primary and secondary genes Piebald and Paint were added on August 8th, 2015.
  • The secondary gene Peregrine was added on August 30th, 2015.
  • The primary gene Cherub was added on October 2nd, 2015.
  • The primary and secondary genes Poison and Toxin were added on October 23rd, 2015.
  • The secondary gene Butterfly was added on December 1st, 2015.

  • The tertiary gene Thylacine was added on January 7th, 2016.
  • The tertiary gene Stained was added on January 30th, 2016.
  • The primary and secondary genes Giraffe and Hex were added on March 6, 2016.
  • The primary gene Petals was added on April 14th, 2016.
  • The tertiary gene Contour was added on April 30th, 2016.
  • The primary and secondary genes Jupiter and Saturn were added on June 24th, 2016.
  • The primary and secondary genes Skink and Spinner were added on August 6th, 2016.
  • The tertiary gene Runes was added on September 11th, 2016.
  • The primary gene Falcon was added on October 13th, 2016.
  • The primary gene Metallic was added on November 12th, 2016.
  • The tertiary gene Scales was added on December 10th, 2016.
  • The secondary gene Alloy was added on December 29th, 2016.

  • The tertiary gene Lace was added on February 27th, 2017.
  • The tertiary gene Opal was added on April 13th, 2017.
  • The primary and secondary genes Savannah and Safari were added on May 20th, 2017.
  • The primary and secondary genes Jaguar and Rosette were added on July 16th, 2017.
  • The tertiary gene Capsule was added on August 31st, 2017.
  • The secondary gene Bee was added September 30th, 2017.
  • The primary and secondary genes Tapir and Striation were added on October 31st, 2017.
  • The primary gene Wasp was added on November 18th, 2017.
  • The tertiary gene Smirch was added on December 17th, 2017.

  • The primary and secondary genes Pinstripe and Trail were added on January 22nd, 2018.
  • The tertiary gene Ghost was added on February 12th, 2018.
  • The tertiary gene Filigree was added on March 23rd, 2018.
  • The primary and secondary genes Python and Morph were added on May 5th, 2018.
  • The tertiary gene Firefly was added on May 25, 2018.
  • The primary gene Starmap was added on August 8th, 2018.
  • The tertiary gene Ringlets was added on September 19th, 2018.
  • The primary and secondary genes Lionfish and Noxtide were added on October 19th, 2018.
  • The secondary gene Constellation was added on November 21st, 2018.

  • The tertiary gene Peacock was added on January 8th, 2019.
  • The primary and secondary genes Laced and Edged were added on April 9th, 2019.
  • Ancient Breed genes were implemented on June 8th, 2019 with the release of Ancient Breeds.
  • The primary and secondary genes Leopard and Clouded were added on August 16th, 2019.
  • The primary and secondary genes Slime and Sludge were added on September 12, 2019.
  • The tertiary gene Veined was added on November 5th, 2019.
  • The primary and secondary genes Fade and Blend were added on November 22nd, 2019.

  • The primary and secondary genes Swirl and Marbled were added on March 3rd, 2020.
  • The tertiary gene Keel was added on April 9th, 2020.
  • The tertiary gene Glowtail was added on May 8th, 2020.
  • The primary and secondary genes Mosaic and Breakup were added on July 23rd, 2020.
  • The primary and secondary genes Stitched and Patchwork were added on September 10th, 2020.

  • The tertiary gene Koi was added on February 27th, 2021.
  • The primary and secondary genes Flaunt and Flair were added on July 23rd, 2021.
  • The primary and secondary genes Ribbon and Eel were added on October 8th, 2021.

  • The primary and secondary genes Pharaoh and Sarcophagus were added on January 18th, 2022.
  • The primary and secondary genes Ground and Fissure were added on February 7th, 2022.
  • The tertiary gene Sparkle was added on May 6th, 2022.

Upcoming Genes[]

Currently there is one known gene planned for future release: Points Tertiary.

It is not currently known how Points tertiary will be obtained. Like how Ghost turned out, the final appearance of Points may be significantly different as the preview was from 2013. It may not end up being released as "Points", or even released at all since Okapi is similar visually, albeit striped rather than solid colored. There has been no official word over whether Points has been scrapped or otherwise adapted into an existing gene.