Do you have dragons on hand and you want to know the fastest methods to level them up and training them? We have written the best and most comprehensive strategy to help you leveling up your dragons. We will first go through the basics, then move on to the important key strategies to help you level up your dragons much faster.
EXP and Leveling Up Basic
Before we get into the exact steps to gain EXP at a faster rate, we will first go through the basics.
1. EXP from Raiding is Capped by Your Base Level
Depending on your base level, your EXP gained from raiding other players are capped at certain amounts. This means that the higher your base level, the more EXP that you can gain. Thus, trying to level up all of your dragons at the same time can be counter productive. As you can get more EXP at a “faster rate” when your base is higher. In short, level up your base level to level your Dragons faster.
However, if you fail to bring up your Dragon levels while upgrading your base buildings, you can reach a point where your dragons are way to weak to handle any bases at your level. To avoid this effect, always follow the best breeding path and focus on breeding your dragons at all times, instead of focusing on your base construction. Ideally, you want to build up your bases and leveling up dragon at the same time, but if you cannot, you need to keep a balance between your Dragons and Base Level.
Conclusion: Level up your base level to level your Dragons faster, but make sure your dragons can handle the heat of higher level defenses.
2. Elite Account and EXP Boost
Elite account, although costs real money, are one of the best membership and money that you can spend in the game. Having Elite Account basically double your in game progress and half the effort and time that you need to put in. Elite account boosts your EXP gain by 75%, double your egg token, and give you double builders, as well as 35% additional resource collection. Just the 75% EXP boost means that you almost double your EXP and leveling speed. If your goal is to get all the dragons in War Dragons, you must have active Elite account or it would take close to 1 year before you can achieve it.
Conclusion: Get that Elite Account status if you are financially capable to level up faster.
3. EXP is Split from All the Dragons during Raid
When you are gaining EXP through raiding, the “Max EXP” is shared among the dragons that you put into battle. This means that if your max EXP is 300 earned, if you put out three dragons, they will each gain 100. If your dragon can solo the base, then itself will gain the full 300.
4. Max EXP and Base Destruction
You generally do not need to destroy the whole base for the MAX EXP gain, however, you still need to do a good 80% destruction to get the full amount. In addition, destroying the town buildings of the base can generally grant you Max EXP.
This means that, you can choose to destroy the easier portions of your enemy’s island. Then swap out of your dragons. If you can spend little to no HP while destroying a good chunk of enemy base, then you win in terms of training for EXP.
Conclusion: Your goal is to destroy as much as possible while sacrificing the least amount of Dragon’s HP.
How to Gain Most EXP Possible
1. Take Advantage of Daily Training Run Multiplier
Each of your dragon gets a training EXP boost in their first 3 battles. During these three battles they can gain additional EXP. The key is to solo bases with them so that they can earn maximum EXP during those run. In most cases, you may need strong team members to help you finishing the bases if you cannot solo the bases on your own.
Conclusion: Stack the Dragon Training EXP multipliers with Solo Runs to Gain Max EXP.
2. Pick Out and Bookmark Weak Bases
During your base raiding process, pay attention to the type of defenses that you can easily beat. Take advantage of the bookmark capability so that you can go back to use them as your EXP farms. Good EXP farms should be easily to beat, and deal the least amount of damage to your dragons. Below are some of the key tells on the difficulty of the enemy bases.
a. Low level towers.
b. Towers are Spread Apart
c. Farms or loose single towers in front
d. Bad Tower Synergy or Incomplete Islands
Conclusion: Always Fight the Easiest Base possible to Gain Max EXP. Lower HP lost means that you can put your dragons to battle much faster.
Strategy to Train Your Baby Dragons
Baby dragons when first hatched, are much weaker than your already trained dragons. When that happens, the key is to train them with your other dragons. Place the baby at the beginning of the fight, and swap it out as soon as it. Alternatively, you can send your babies on Team joint attacks so that they can gain EXP that way too. Just remember do not use up rage attacks with your weak baby dragon attacks.
Conclusion: Use Well-Trained Dragons to Babysit your Baby Dragon for EXP.
Use Cannon Fodders to Train Your Dragon in Focus
Sometimes, it can help to have a few weaker dragons on your Roster. The only purpose of these dragons are to be Cannon Fodders while your main killer generate Rage. These weaker dragons should be able to regenerate at a much faster rate, so that even if they die, it does not take long before they can be used again and again.
After the rage has been built with your kamikaze dragons, cast strong skills to destroy as many buildings as you can. Then pull out while suffering the least of damage to your strong killer.
Conclusion: Use Cannon Fodders or Suicidal Dragon Opening to Conserve Your Main Dragon’s HP Drain by building Rage
Minimize Your HP Loss for More Frequent Raid EXP
Some dragons are naturally easier to train than others because of their Natural skills. The two skills that help the most with training is Summon Dragon and then Rejuvenate. You can essentially destroy parts or all enemy bases while suffering minimal damage. Which in term result in short cooldown of healing period.
Some other decent skills include passives that lower damage taken. The less damage that your dragons take, the faster they are to fight again in battle. Consider having your dragons fight in bases with towers that your dragon have resistance to.
Conclusion: Minimize Your Dragon’s HP Loss to Fight More Often for Faster EXP
Save Your Healing Potions
From time to time you can earn healing potions through fighting or even in the forge. Save those healing potions for your end game dragons. End game dragons can take ridiculous amount of time to be healed when they lose their HP fully. A dragon waiting to be healed cannot fight nor gain EXP.
Conclusion: Save Your Healing Potions for End Game Dragons so They Can Fight More Often
Take Advantage of Team Attacks for Faster EXP Gain
When you fight in teams, you can gain more EXP and suffer less damage as you would. You simply have to join battle and do at least minimal amount of damage. The reverse is true, when you have team members tagging along with your attacks, you should always leave at least 1 building for the following player to attack. You can even ask your team members to help you carry through your weaker or baby hatchling.
When the assisting player’s Dragon deal at least 1 damage to enemy structures, the player gains 75% of the Max EXP as if it was his own attack. But the overall EXP pool is still dependent on the targeting base.
Example 1: Leading Player with Max EXP cap at 400, attacking a base that would give 800 EXP. Leading player will only get 400 EXP max because of the cap. However, if the follower’s CAP exp is set at 800, then they would gain 600 EXP (800*75%) of the exp.
Example 2: Leading Player with Max EXP cap at 400, attacking a base that would give 400 EXP. However, even if the follower’s CAP exp is set at 800, then they would only get 300 EXP (400*75%).
Conclusion: Always join Team Attack for Better EXP Gain.
Higher Level Dragon Training and Food Restraints
With higher level dragon training, the consumption of Food becomes an issue when it comes to being raided. Higher level dragon training requires you to hoard a huge amount of Food RSS to train, but you are much more likely to get raided when you hoard that much food.
At that stage, it is absolutely necessary to join an active and responsible team. The key is to ask all the team members to “pool” in their resources so that one of the player can level up their higher level dragons within a short period of time. This means that no player should hoard too much food with their base at any given time.
Conclusion: You WILL need to cooperate with other players to level up your end game dragons to much higher level.
Other EXP Training Strategy and Considerations
Unlock Additional Active Roster Slots
One of the best place to spend your rubies in the game is by unlocking Active Dragon Roster slots. By having more slots open, you can have more dragons fighting and healing at the same time. With more dragons on your roster, you can fight in more battles and having more “meat shields”.
Conclusion: Unlock Active Dragon Roster to Train More Dragons and Level Faster.
Transfer EXP for Training
Although you can spend rubies to transfer EXP from your other dragons, it is usually much more costly to do so. We do not recommend this method for your training purpose. However, if you have tons of money or rubies and just want to speed through the game without grinding, feel free to do so.
Conclusion: Do NOT Transfer EXP for training purposes to level up, EXP Transfer has really poor return of investment.