Royal dragon

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Royal dragons are the shiny breed of dragons that may be raised on the Manor Farm. They can be obtained by breeding two dragons that 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).

A breeding pair of dragons must have all three breath traits between them to breed a shiny (royal) offspring, but these breaths may be present in any slot on either parent. In addition, the offspring must be a black dragon. Unlike other animals, which have a 0.1% base shiny chance, a breeding pair of dragons with each of the three breaths has a 5% base chance to create a shiny offspring. The 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 may be used to increase these odds but are not necessary to breed a royal dragon.[1]

A "perfect" breeding dragon pair – i.e., a pair with the highest possible shiny-breeding chance – would have breath 1/breath 2/Radiant and breath 3/Glistening/Radiant for a total 18% shiny chance. Because a child's traits also factor into its chances of being shiny, a baby dragon born with Sparkling/Glistening/Radiant to a perfect pair of parents has a 28% chance of being shiny.

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

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) (4,694)
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 22 2022 00:00 UTC ago
Next spawn(wrong?) May 25 2022 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."