Dragon Tamer might seem light and fun at the beginning, but as you play through more of the game, you’ll notice that there are a lot of things that you need to do to progress to the next stage of your tasks. To ensure that you have a smooth transition towards the mid-game, you’ll need to set up your early development. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll take a look at some of the most important things that players need to pick up early on so that they don’t end up lost when the time comes.

Beginner's Guide to Playing Dragon Tamer

The game features a few resources, which is standard for most management games. Building your early game properly is the key to start snowballing towards a successful future and ensure that you’re equipped with the tools necessary to raise high-quality dragons. Players that want to catch up to the veterans that achieved power levels of 70,000 and above will want to ensure that they’re playing the game with a functional economy to support their growth.

Setup Your Economy

There are two major resources in the game – Gold and Food. Food is used to upgrade your dragons, upgrading their stats and giving them more functionality in battle by evolving them beyond their limits. Gold is used for virtually everything else. Buying dragon eggs, upgrading buildings, planting crops, and removing unnecessary clutter in your base are some of the things that you’ll find yourself spending gold on.

Beginner's Guide to Playing Dragon Tamer

You’ll want to set up your economy by building as many farms as possible to ensure that you’ll be able to produce food regularly. Gold is earned in a lot of ways, but the most reliable method is through your dragon habitats. Build a balanced set of habitats, and make sure to fill them up with high-level, high-rarity dragons to make sure that your base is always producing the maximum amount of gold.

Clear The Map

There is a lot of junk around your base, like pebbles, boulders, bushes, and trees. These hinder the potential of your base, maximizing the space that could be better used for the construction of more habitats or facilities. Most players tend to ignore these because they believe that it’s not worth the money to clean it up. However, players should move on to clearing the map as soon as they’ve built a decent amount of habitats and farms to start expanding.

Beginner's Guide to Playing Dragon Tamer

Make sure to use your space efficiently. Even if the base doesn’t look pretty now, you can always rearrange your buildings later on in the game once you’ve managed to clear all the junk around the map. Maximizing your space will ensure that you’ll always have the maximum amount of farms and habitats, which, in turn, will significantly boost your economic growth in the long run.

Breeding Dragons

Breeding dragons is an important part of Dragon Tamer. Dragons aren’t simply used for the sake of combat; they also produce gold for you when placed inside a habitat. The higher the dragon’s rarity and level, the more gold that dragon will produce for you, and at a faster rate too. Always try to breed your highest rarity dragons for the chance to get Epic or Legendary eggs, even though the chances are extremely slim.

Beginner's Guide to Playing Dragon Tamer

In addition, make sure that your dragons are always at their highest level, even if you don’t use them in combat. It might feel like a real waste; you’d essentially be spending a lump sum of gold and food to raise a dragon you have no plans on using in combat, but it’s an investment that will reward you in the future. Continue breeding even if you have the maximum number of dragons since you can sell the eggs for a good amount of gold.

Power Through the Adventures

The adventures are a great way to get gold and experience. During the early stages of the game, you won’t have a lot of gold income because of how limited your economy’s production and resources are. Adventures will be your primary method of earning gold, so make sure to assemble a team of your most powerful dragons to go on adventures with and clear stages as much as possible. The adventures are actually pretty easy, so you shouldn’t tackle any problems when challenging them.

Beginner's Guide to Playing Dragon Tamer

Idle adventures are also extremely helpful. They passively give you gold and experience even when you’re offline, so it’s worth completing higher stages early, as they’ll affect your gains on idle adventures. You’ll also gain other resources like dragonbrands, which you’ll need when you hit level 15. The gray ones aren’t valuable when equipped, but are used to be fed to higher rarity dragonbrands after you unlock the Spacetime Rift.

Invest on Workers

The game gives you a worker at the beginning of the game. If you’re not a premium player, you might think twice about spending 300 gems to buy a Worker’s Hut just to increase your working capacity. However, it’s highly recommended that you invest in an extra worker to double the number of facilities you can upgrade, especially if you want to progress quickly.

Beginner's Guide to Playing Dragon Tamer

As you approach the later stages of the game, upgrading can take hours. If you only have one worker equipped, you’ll have to wait that long before you can upgrade again. Most players end up spending their gems to instantly finish an upgrade or construction. Those gems could be used instead to buy another worker, which will benefit them so much more in the bigger picture.

Start Joining Socials!

Start adding friends and joining alliances! Why? Adding friends will allow you to send and receive gifts, which will reward you with Friendship Coins. These coins are a currency you can exchange for Dragon Shards, which are necessary for unlocking or upgrading higher-tiered dragons.

Beginner's Guide to Playing Dragon Tamer

Alliances also function the same way. They allow you to either request dragon shards that you really need or donate shards that you have no plans on using in the future. Having a community you can talk to is also a good way to ensure your future by asking questions that you need answering, instead of frantically searching on the internet.