Royal dragon

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Royal dragons are the shiny breed of dragons that may be raised on the Manor Farm. It can be obtained by breeding two dragons who have the Frost Breath, Poisonous Breath, and Shock Breath traits between them, by trading with another player, or by checking a royal dragon egg (unchecked). Having all three breath traits is necessary to unlock the ability to breed it. In addition, the child needs to be a black dragon.

Animals can have up to three traits on birth. There is a 0.1% chance (1/1000) for players to receive rare "shiny" animals from breeding. Sparkling (+2% shiny chance trait in slot 1/2/3), Glistening (+3% shiny chance in slot 2/3), and Radiant (+5% shiny chance in slot 3) traits replace the base 0.1% chance. All traits stack, so a perfect pair of parents would provide a 20% shiny chance per birth. Any shiny traits on the offspring also add to the chance. An offspring with Sparkling/Glistening/Radiant on top of perfect parents would have a 30% chance of being shiny.

Royal dragons, since they require the three breaths on the parents as well as the child being born black, have an extra 5% base chance naturally. A "perfect" (specifically for the goal of getting a single royal dragon as quickly as possible to complete the breeding log but not for general continued breeding while allowing the possibility of a royal) pair of adult or elder black dragons (Breath1/Breath2/Radiant and Breath3/Glistening/Radiant) would have a total of 18% shiny chance. This becomes 28% if the offspring is born with Sparkling/Glistening/Radiant.

The chances of a royal dragon offspring can be increased if the parents are black dragons with the traits that increase the chances of shiny offspring (Sparkling, Glistening, and Radiant respectively), but these are not necessary to breed a royal dragon.[1]

Royal dragons have the same chance as normal black dragons at breeding royals and should breed black dragons by default.[2]

Additionally, a draconic visage may be rarely gathered from a royal dragon.

Royal dragon
Farming level 92
Pen size Large
Eats Raw fish, raw meat
Produce [?] 2x Royal dragonhide (Always) (7,312)
Muck Dragon manure
Breeding cycle
(max cycle)
16.67 hours (83.35 hours)
Breeding success chance (%) 80%
Growth time
(from stage to stage)
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
16.8 hours 25.2 hours 50.4 hours 75.6 hours
Growth check Farming XP
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
12,500 18,750 37,500 56,250
Cured disease Farming XP
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
625 937.5 1,875 562.5
Base sell price in beans
Egg Child Adolescent Adult Elder
250 500 2,500 2,125 1,750
Buyer The Raptor chathead.png: Chat head image of The RaptorRaptor (dragon expert)
Last spawn(wrong?) May 15 2021 00:00 UTC ago
Next spawn(wrong?) May 18 2021 00:00 UTC

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 4 February 2019 (Update):
    • Shiny animals now count as a wildcard for trait requests when selling to player owned farm NPC buyers, on top of the existing breed wildcard.
  • patch 17 September 2018 (Update):
    • Royal dragons can now only be bred using super secret farming methods.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Raven's Twitter account. 21 September 2018. (Archived from the original on 30 October 2019.) Mod Raven: "Yes, they improve the chance."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Raven's Twitter account. 8 October 2018. (Archived from the original on 30 October 2019.) Mod Raven: "Royal dragons do not breed true (i.e don't breed other royal dragons automatically) but should breed as black dragons. They have no higher chance to breed a royal than another black dragon. They are not infertile."