Beginner's Guide

From Dragalia Lost Wiki
Welcome to Dragalia Lost!

The following is a Beginner's Guide to help new players get started with Dragalia Lost.


Welcome to Dragalia Lost! Dragalia Lost is a beat 'em up role-playing gacha game created by Nintendo and Cygames. In it, you control a prince named Euden and his allies, moving and attacking enemies from a bird's-eye view with skills and powerful Dragons.

The Menus[edit]

Dragalia Lost has a number of different progression mechanics in place. Before explaining the progression in this game, it's important to know how to access the different aspects of the game. The menus around the edges of the screen will be explained briefly. For more details, refer to the Basics page.


The Home Screen

First up is the Home menu. In this menu, you'll be able to start quests, as well as access the shop, in-game announcements and endeavor sub-menus.

  • Tapping one of the big Event banner images will take you to the latest limited-time events.
  • You can tap and hold on the Home button to take you to the last visited page in the Quests menu.
    • For example, if you were previously in a story chapter's quest menu before you switched out of the Quests menu, you'll be taken there.
    • For another example, if you were playing in a facility event, you'll be taken to its menu instead.
  • The Notices menu is opened by tapping the icon with a speech bubble and exclamation mark. This is where you can view announcements made by the developers.
  • Tapping the "pinned list" icon opens the Endeavors menu. Here, you can collect rewards for completed endeavors.
  • The Shop is opened by tapping the wooden sign. Here you can buy items using Icon Resource Rupies.png Rupies, Icon Wyrmite.png Wyrmite, or Icon Diamantium.png Diamantium. You can also purchase Diamantium using real-world money.
  • Your Alliances chat is opened by tapping the two crossed swords over a shield icon. You can check in daily for a reward of Icon Resource Rupies.png Rupies, Icon Resource Mana.png Mana, and Consumable 100601.png Honey.


The Quests Screen

This menu has a list of all active events, including the Main Campaign, and where you go to start quests.

  • The Join Co-op button on the main menu here will allow you to join other peoples' lobbies, either through selecting a public lobby or entering a room ID.
  • The Treasure Trade button gives you quick access to the Shop's Treasure Trade section, where you can trade quest rewards for useful items.
  • Note that Solo quests will use Stamina, while Co-op quests will use Getherwings.


The Upgrade Screen

This menu is dedicated to upgrading your units, as the name suggests. There are options for adventurers, dragons, weapons and wyrmprints.

  • The Adventurers button will take you to the page where you can level up your adventurers, allocate HP and strength augments, or promote them to a higher rarity if applicable.
  • Mana Circles are another kind of upgrade available for adventurers. Here, you'll be able to unlock mana circle nodes for adventurers, which will boost their performance by adding additional base stats and unlocking new abilities, as well as powering up these abilities.
    • Unlocking certain mana circle nodes also unlock new chapters in their adventurers stories, detailed later.
  • Weapons/Crafting will open up the page where you can craft and improve your weapons.
  • Wyrmprints allows you to improve your wyrmprints.
  • Lastly, Dragons will open the page where you can level up and unbind dragons.


The Teams Screen

On this page, you can assemble your party. You can have up to 54 different parties, divided into 9 groups of 6.

  • Edit Teams allows you to change your party. Here, you can select up to 4 adventurers to assemble your party. You can also equip them with a weapon, a dragon, and set up their shared skills by tapping the boxes beneath their 3D models. Alternatively, tapping on any of the 3D models when not in the Edit Teams screen will take you this screen as well.
  • Tapping Switch View will change the page to the page showing wyrmprints equipped on their weapons. An adventurer may equip up to five wyrmprints (three 5 Icon Rarity 5.png wyrmprints and two 4 Icon Rarity 4.png or lower rarity wyrmprints).
  • Tapping the Optimize button will open the optimization menu. Here you can let the game form a party for you based on the parameters you select. However, be aware that manually-constructed teams tend to be better.
  • Collection allows you to view all of your collected adventurers, dragons, weapons and wyrmprints. You'll also be able to part ways with dragons on this screen.

It is important to note that:

  • An adventurer, and all of their variants, cannot be used twice in one party.
    • For example, you cannot have 100001 01 r04.png The Prince occupying two party slots; if this is attempted, the adventurer simply swaps positions with the spot.
    • For another example, you cannot have 100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym and 100010 07 r05.png Halloween Mym in the same party, even though they are separate adventurers, as they're technically both Myms; if this is attempted, you'll be prompted to switch out the existing adventurer instead.
  • The exact same dragon cannot be used twice in one party, but they can be active or equipped simultaneously in different parties. If you have multiple copies of a dragon, though, you can use them in the same party.
    • For example, if you only have 1 copy of 210002 01.png Brunhilda, then you can't equip her on 2 adventurers in Team A. However, you can equip her once on Team A, and once again on Team B.
    • If you have 2 copies of Brunhilda, then you can equip her on 2 adventurers in Team A.
  • Wyrmprints and weapons are subject to a limit within the same team, determined by status of their Copies upgrades.
  • The exact same wyrmprint kind also cannot be used in multiple wyrmprint slots of a single adventurer.
    • For example, you cannot equip an adventurer with more than one copy of 400110 01.png Resounding Rendition, even if you had more than one copy of it.


The Castle Screen

Here, you'll be able to access your Castle Grounds and view adventurer, dragon and castle stories. At first glance, the castle grounds may seem to not be too important, but to keep your progression up, it is important to continuously upgrade your castle grounds.

  • Castle Grounds will take you to the castle grounds screen. Here, you can manage your buildings and restore stamina with Consumable 100605.png Honey Tea.
  • Dragon's Roost takes you to a page where you can bond with your dragons via giving them gifts.
  • Adventurer Stories, Dragon Stories and Castle Stories will take you to the respective stories page where you'll be able to learn more about your adventurers and dragons. These stories will reward you with wyrmite once you've read them for the first time.


The Summoning Screen

This is the page where you can spend either Icon Wyrmite.png Wyrmite, Icon Diamantium.png Diamantium, Consumable 10101.png Summon Vouchers, Consumable 10102.png Tenfold Summon Vouchers, or free summons to summon characters. For more information, refer to the Summoning page.

Goodie Box (Wrapped present icon in the top right)[edit]

This is where you go to claim various goodies, including:

  • daily alliance check-in reward
  • daily and weekly bonus chests Daily Icon.png
  • Developer's Gifts
  • quest completion endeavor Icon Wyrmite.png Wyrmite
  • first clear rewards
  • excess dragon drops.

More (Green book icon in the top right)[edit]

This menu contains various miscellaneous features, such as your player profile, friend list, helper settings, game settings, account management, Notte's Notes, and the three Dragalia Lost comics, Dragalia Life, Adventurer's Guide, and Notte's Super Rad Plot Synopsis.


There are two main components to the combat system: the mechanics and the controls.

Combat Mechanics[edit]

Elemental Advantage[edit]


Elemental advantage refers to the damage multipliers that apply when one element is fighting another element and is an important consideration in team building.

  • When you have elemental advantage, you deal 1.5x damage and take 0.5x damage.
  • When you have elemental disadvantage, you deal 0.5x damage and take 1.5x damage.
  • Light and Shadow elements always work in advantage of the player (A Light adventurer will always take 0.5x damage from, and deal 1.5x damage to Shadow enemies).

This is basically free extra damage and defense for using the correct element, so it's very important to work towards at least 1 properly-built adventurer per element.

For a full table of multipliers, see the Elements page.


The player and enemies can apply a number of different afflictions. Some of them are inflicted primarily by enemies of a specific element, while others can be applied by all of them.

Aside from having their own effect, being afflicted also means that you cannot transform into your dragon or activate dragondrive.

Certain abilities can cleanse afflictions, and certain characters can have resistance to an affliction.

There are two major categories of affliction: Damage-over-Time and Crowd-control:

  • Damage-over-Time (DoT) afflictions deal periodic damage.
  • Crowd-control (CC) afflictions obstruct movement.

Visit the Conditions Page for more information.

Affliction Description Main Types of Enemies that Inflict Main Types of Adventurers that Inflict
Affliction poison large icon.png Poison (DoT) Deals periodic damage. Icon Element Shadow.png Shadow, Icon Element Wind.png Wind Icon Element Shadow.png Shadow, Icon Element Wind.png Wind
Affliction burn large icon.png Burn (DoT) Deals periodic damage. Icon Element Flame.png Flame Icon Element Flame.png Flame
Affliction paralysis large icon.png Paralysis (DoT) Deals periodic damage.

Target may be staggered every "tick".

Icon Element Light.png Light Icon Element Light.png Light
Affliction frostbite large icon.png Frostbite (DoT) Deals periodic damage. None Icon Element Water.png Water
Affliction shadowblight large icon.png Shadowblight (DoT) Deals periodic damage. None Icon Element Shadow.png Shadow
Affliction scorchrend large icon.png Scorchrend (DoT) Deals periodic damage. None Icon Element Flame.png Flame
Affliction stormlash large icon.png Stormlash (DoT) Deals periodic damage. None Icon Element Wind.png Wind
Affliction flashburn large icon.png Flashburn (DoT) Deals periodic damage. None Icon Element Light.png Light
Affliction freeze large icon.png Freeze (CC) Target can't move or attack.

Can attack frozen teammates to free them.

Icon Element Water.png Water Icon Element Water.png Water
Affliction stun large icon.png Stun (CC) Target can't move or attack. Icon Element Wind.png Wind, Icon Element Flame.png Flame Icon Element Wind.png Wind, Icon Element Light.png Light
Affliction sleep large icon.png Sleep (CC) Target can't move or attack. Icon Element Wind.png Wind Icon Element Shadow.png Shadow, Icon Element Wind.png Wind
Affliction bog large icon.png Bog (CC) Halves target's movement speed and roll distance

Also increases received damage by 50%.

Icon Element Water.png Water Icon Element Water.png Water
Affliction curse large icon.png Curse All skills become unusable and skill point gain is halted. Icon Element Shadow.png Shadow None
Affliction blindness large icon.png Blindness Target's attacks mostly miss, but skill point gain is normal. Icon Element Light.png Light Icon Element Shadow.png Shadow


Most bosses will have an initially empty (some exceptions exist) yellow bar called the Mode Bar beneath their HP bar. If a boss has a mode bar, it has 3 states it can be in: Normal, Overdrive and Break.

  • Normal: Bosses start the battle in this state. Dealing damage will fill their mode bar until it is full. Once filled, the boss enters overdrive state.
  • Overdrive: A light blue effect will appear around the boss. The boss gains a damage and defense buff, and will usually use new, stronger attacks while in overdrive state. Dealing damage to the boss will deplete the mode bar until it is empty, at which point it will enter break state. Force strikes as well as all attacks with Gauge Accelerator bonuses deal bonus damage towards the mode gauge bar, making them ideal for depleting the mode bar more quickly and forcing an earlier transition to break state.
  • Break: The boss gets a dark blue hue, remains still, and has significantly reduced defense, greatly increasing damage taken. After a set amount of time specific to that boss, it returns to normal mode and the cycle repeats.


See: Skills

Skills are active abilities that can be used by adventurers and dragons during combat once they are charged. How fast they charge is based on Skill Points (SP; referred to as Skill Energy in-game).

Newer adventurers and dragons, newer Mana Spiral adventurers, as well as Gala Dragalia adventurers and dragons, have visible values for their SP costs on their skills in their details in-game. Earlier adventurers and dragons do not have visible values for their SP costs in-game. The exact gain can only be determined by the amount of fill in their skill icons with each standard attack under normal circumstances.

Each skill needs a set amount of SP required for the skill to become available. Hitting enemies with attacks will gain SP. The amount gained is not based on damage output, but rather on the hits that land. Each weapon type has a standard attack combo chain that are five attacks long which is used by most adventurers of a given weapon type. Usually, later hits in the combo gain more SP. Force strikes, dash attacks, and certain skills or their resulting buff effects also give SP.

When a skill is activated, an animation will play, causing the adventurer to become temporarily immune to attacks with red action markers. This is referred to by the player base as "iframes", short for invincibility frames. Note that attacks with purple action markers will still damage the adventurer and even cause it to exit the skill animation if it physically connects. Knowing how to time iframes is key for higher level gameplay mechanics.

When clearing quests in solo mode, you have the option to bring a helper into battle. This allows you to use the helper's skill during combat.

  • If the helper is not a friend's adventurer, you can use their skill once.
  • If the helper is a friend's adventurer, you can use their skill three times, with each successive use subject to a cooldown before it's available again.

Dragon Shapeshifting[edit]


In a similar fashion to skills, dragons require their Dragon Gauge, located just above the adventurer's portrait and to the side of the dragon's portrait, to be filled up before the adventurer can shapeshift. To fill the bar, you have to damage the boss or collect dragon gauge obtained from defeating enemies or breaking dragon obelisks. Once the Dragon Gauge is charged to at least 1 full bar, you can transform, receiving iframes during the transformation. While shapeshifted, you'll get access to their skill once per transform (certain dragons allow two uses with further attacks in dragon form). While in dragon form, damage you take will not reduce your HP, but instead will reduce the time you stay in dragon mode. Giving gifts to dragons at the Dragon's Roost will extend the duration of shapeshifting. Once you transform back into the adventurer, you can't transform for a short period of time.

The Dragon Gauge can be filled up to hold a maximum of two transformations, indicated by two full vertical bars. Note that the transformation is a fixed duration; even if the Dragon Gauge is overcharged to two full bars, it does not extend a shapeshift to twice the usual duration, and the act of shapeshifting will always consume one bar's worth of Dragon gauge.

Attack Indicators and Iframes[edit]

Certain enemies like bosses will "telegraph" certain attacks. These attacks are identified by colored areas that are either red, yellow, or purple. Once the colored areas are completely filled, the attack will commence. Red/yellow attacks can be avoided through iframes, while purple attacks will hit regardless if they physically connect.

Iframes, short for invincibility frames, is the term to describe the invincible state a character is in while using a skill, dodge rolling (in both adventurer and dragon form), or when shapeshifting into a dragon or activating dragondrive. During the use of a skill, dodge roll, or transformation, enemy attacks will not harm the user. The exception to this is during purple attacks which have the potential to disrupt or cancel the skill, roll, or transformation currently being used, if they physically connect. Your own skill iframes (but not dodge roll or transformation iframes) also temporarily apply to any of your AI characters currently participating in the quest for a much shorter duration, lasting 1 second from the initial use of a skill.




Dragalia Lost doesn't use conventional joystick controls. Instead, it uses a free joystick with the pivot centered on where you touched the screen. You can then control your character as if it were a regular joystick.

However, if you change directions quickly whilst your finger is far away from the pivot point, the game will move the pivot to where your finger currently is. You can toggle the option to automatically reposition the pivot when quickly changing direction in 180 or 90 degree turns on or off separately.



Tapping the screen once will let your character perform a standard attack.

  • While the character is attacking, tapping again will queue up another attack (buffer the input), and the character will attack immediately after the first attack has finished; hence, it is possible to complete the standard attack chain without any delay by spamming taps.
  • It is also possible to continue the attack chain after the character finishes attacking for a short moment, by tapping the screen after the attack finishes.
    • Waiting for too long will result in the standard attack chain restarting from the first attack.
  • Either way, both will combo off of the previous attack.

Each weapon class has unique standard attack combo sequences. Some adventurers have their own combo sequence specific to them, too.

To use a skill or transform, press the corresponding button on the bottom of the screen. Dragon transformation can be done by tapping the dragon portrait above your character portrait.



To dodge, you can quickly swipe in a direction to make your character roll to that direction. Dodge rolling also gives iframes that are similar to skill iframes, but only to the controlled character.

This dodge roll can also immediately cancel many standard attack and force strike animations, improving mobility where needed.

  • Some attacks will prevent dodge rolls from taking effect, and the character will not respond to the dodge attempt until the animation-locking action finishes.

Force Strikes[edit]

Force Strike

Pressing and holding down your finger without moving will make your characters charge up their force strike. After a brief period of charging, your character can unleash the charge. The range and area of effect of the strike depends on the weapon. Moving the finger after the force strike has begun charging will permit you to aim directional force strikes, in a reversed direction (similar to a slingshot).

Enemy Shields

Force strikes can instantly break the shields on guarded enemies, and they deplete mode gauge faster than regular attacks.


In the top right of the screen, a minimap is displayed. Tapping the minimap will enlarge it and make it appear in the middle of the screen. Tapping the minimap circle again will minimize the map to its first state.

You can pinch the screen to zoom out.

Early Game[edit]

Rerolling on the Tutorial Summon Showcase[edit]

Main article: Soft-Reroll Guide

While the game is downloading, you'll be able to perform 50 summons on the Tutorial Summon Showcase, which is essentially an in-game reroll system. You can retry the 50 summons as many times as you want, until you're happy with your results. For more details on how this system works and which units are recommended to aim for, see the Soft-Reroll Guide.

The 7 Days of Tenfolds[edit]

Daily Free Tenfolds for your first 7 days!

To help ease you into Dragalia Lost, you're given 1 daily free tenfold summon every day for your first 7 days since starting the game.

Look for this balloon!

These tenfolds are marked by Red text that reads "One Free Tenfold!", and are not the same as Consumable 10102.png Tenfold Summon Vouchers or Icon Wyrmite.png Wyrmite in that you can't save them for later - you have to use up your free summon each day, or you lose it for that day.

  • Also, these are locked to the most-recent banner, so if multiple banners are running, then you can't choose which one you want. But you'll probably pull something that can help you out anyway.

Make sure to pick up these bonuses in your first week!

Advancing the Main Campaign[edit]

Once you completed the tutorial and, if you've rerolled, are satisfied with your characters, it's time to start progressing through the game. The majority of content is still locked when beating the tutorial, and is unlocked through beating certain story chapters.

As an early goal, aim to clear chapter 7. This grants access to most of the important upgrade features, as well as Void Battles. Later chapters can be revisited once you're stronger.

Main Campaign chapter Unlocks
Chapter 1
  • Most of the options in the Upgrade page, with the exception of the Weapons/Crafting page.
  • The Castle Grounds and Dragon's Roost options
  • New Adventurers: 100002 01 r04.png Elisanne, 100003 01 r04.png Ranzal, 100004 01 r04.png Cleo
  • New Dragon: 210001 01.png Midgardsormr
Chapter 2: 2-1
Chapter 2
  • Weapons/Crafting
  • New Dragon: 210003 01.png Mercury
Chapter 3
  • Dragon Trial quests (Icon Element Wind.png Wind, Icon Element Water.png Water, and Icon Element Flame.png Flame)
  • New Dragon: 210002 01.png Brunhilda
Chapter 4
  • Dragon Trial quest (Icon Element Light.png Light)
  • New Dragon: 210004 01.png Jupiter
Chapter 5
  • Dragon Trial quest (Icon Element Shadow.png Shadow)
  • Hard difficulty for the Main Campaign
  • New Dragon: 210005 01.png Zodiark
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
  • New Adventurer: 100032 01 r04.png Laxi
Chapter 14
Chapter 16

Your First Team[edit]

To do story, you'll have to set up a party, consisting of 4 adventurers. There are a lot of factors that can go into this, so we'll split this into 2 sections: we'll give you the basics now, and we'll give you more details a little later, after you've made some story progress.

It's advised to have multiple elements in your first party for clearing through the story, as there is an elemental advantage and disadvantage system that significantly affects your combat performance. Once you've settled on which members to use, you can equip them with whichever weapons, wyrmprints, and dragons you happen to have.

Below are six sample teams. These teams all include a healer, and either 3 DPS, or 2 DPS and one buffer. Thanks to your starter batch of 3 Icon Rarity 3.png, you will always have enough adventurers to fill a team with 4 adventurers of the same element.

  • Generally speaking, rainbow teams usually work fairly well in story quests, but if adventurers are reaching 0HP too easily, consider using a mono-element team to improve survivability.

Sample "rainbow" team

Sample Icon Element Flame.png Flame team

Sample Icon Element Water.png Water team

Sample Icon Element Wind.png Wind team

Sample Icon Element Light.png Light team

Sample Icon Element Shadow.png Shadow team

As you progress through the story, you'll find that the enemies get increasingly difficult. Should you fail a level, any stamina and/or getherwings used will be refunded. If you can't seem to progress past a certain level, you can try to upgrade your adventurers or look for help in co-op.

While progressing, don't forget to upgrade your Castle Grounds.

Upon clearing the final battle in Chapter 7, you'll have access to all the important farm quests. Your priorities at this point should be increasing the strength of your units and upgrading the facilities in your Castle Grounds.

The Story Skip Option[edit]

You may have noticed that the game offers you a choice to skip to the end of chapter 10. You don't have to decide immediately - the option will be there until you either take it or clear chapter 10 yourself.

For skipping, you will get:

  • Player Level 60
  • 999 Stamina and 99 Wings
  • All of the first clear rewards and endeavor rewards from the quests you skipped. (This includes all of the summon currency)
  • Your facilities will be automatically built to the following levels:
    • The Halidom: Lv. 6
    • Smithy: Lv. 6
    • Rupie Mine (4 total): Lv. 15
    • Dragontree: Lv. 15
    • Altar of each element (2 each): Lv. 10
    • Dojo of each weapon (2 each): Lv. 10

If you do NOT skip and choose to progress the story manually, you will instead receive the following after clearing chapter 10:

  • 69990 Player EXP (the amount needed to go from player level 1 to 60).
  • 350 Hustle Hammer.png Hustle Hammers (1 hammer can skip a facility's build time, regardless of duration. Best saved for facilities that take 24+ hours to complete).
  • Enough materials to match the facility levels listed above.

Note that you gain a refill of stamina and wings for every level, which means the skip option causes you to lose some of those level-up bonus stamina/wings, as you overcap. Levels 1 to 60 manually would give you 3,024 stamina and 708 wings, but you only get to keep 999 stamina and 99 wings of it when you skip. Skipping will also cause you to lose the Hustle Hammer.png Hustle Hammers, which could normally be saved to speed up longer build times.

It's mostly a trade-off of faster progression (skip) or more-efficient progression (don't skip). Unless you are in a rush for some limited-time event or summon banner, it is generally recommended to NOT skip. Pick whichever option works better for you.

The Royal Regimen[edit]

The Royal Regimen

The Royal Regimen is a set of tutorial-like endeavors that guide you through progression all the way to endgame. It also gives tons of upgrade materials to level up your team as well as rare rewards such as Consumable 10301.png 5★ Summon Voucher (Adventurer) and Consumable 10302.png 5★ Summon Voucher (Dragon) to help expand your roster of units. Be sure to check in on it whenever you can.

Note that these 5 Icon Rarity 5.png tickets give random Adventurers and Dragons (you cannot choose), and that they grab from specific pools that have not been updated in a long time. So newer Adventurers and Dragons won't be appearing. That being said, it's still recommended that you spend all of these to help expand your roster.

Here are some brief rundowns on what each of the ticket's 5 Icon Rarity 5.png adventurers can offer:

  • Note that all of these adventurers have access to the Mana Spiral, a high-investment set of upgrades.
  • Spiral can change an adventurer's performance considerably, however due to the cost involved, it may be a while before you can afford to do it.
  • For dragon evaluations, see the Dragon Investment Guide.
Adventurer Notes
110266 01 r05.png Naveed Overshadowed by 100001 01 r04.png The Prince for most of the game, but he regains relevance near the endgame, where he can act as a tanky DPS post-spiral.
110010 01 r05.png Mikoto Decent initially, and gains a lot of critical rate and attack rate from spiral. However, quests with Icon Buff 2010011.png Curse of Nihility reduce him to only decent again.
110011 01 r05.png Ezelith Very weak initially, but gains huge critical rate from spiral. However, quests with Icon Buff 2010011.png Curse of Nihility completely shut her down, making her a risky investment.
110022 01 r05.png Xander Overshadowed by 110018 01 r04.png Karina for most of the game, but regains relevance near the endgame, where certain mechanics may make Karina falter.
110021 01 r05.png Xainfried Rather weak initially, but becomes a strong dragon specialist when spiraled.
110252 01 r05.png Lily Initially not very impressive, but with spiral she is a reliable source of Affliction freeze large icon.png Freeze.
110267 01 r05.png Hawk Poor performance initially, and only passable when spiraled. Pretty much completely overshadowed by 110256 01 r05.png Louise.
110256 01 r05.png Louise Reliable Affliction poison large icon.png Poison, good damage, and good synergy with the buffer 110038 02 r04.png Templar Hope.
110032 01 r05.png Maribelle Decent DPS for early game, but she has to be at full HP, which is troublesome in high-end content.
110042 01 r05.png Julietta Initially quite weak - she has bulk, but no damage. However, post-spiral her damage is much better, and her tankiness is helpful for auto teams. She's unimpressive in co-op though, where her tankiness is not needed and her DPS is still lower than other options.
110305 01 r05.png Lucretia Largely overshadowed by 110041 01 r04.png Amane in the DPS department. Amane is also much cheaper to actually build.
110043 01 r05.png Hildegarde One of the best light healers in the game. When spiraled, she is very valuable for keeping the team alive in tough endgame content.
110053 01 r05.png Nefaria Unfortunately outdone by most shadow DPS, whether she is spiraled or not.

Halidom Progression[edit]

The Castle Grounds

The buildings in your halidom aren't just for show - they can increase your adventurers' stats and, in the case of the Smithy, allow you to craft better weapons.

Here are some basics to consider:

  • Facility Level - this is the sum of the levels of all facilities you own (not counting decorations), and can be seen in the top-left of the screen in the Castle Grounds. This level is used in the requirements for upgrading the TW02 100101 IMG 01.png Halidom itself (the blue-roofed castle), which will give you more room to work with and unlock more levels for the TW02 101401 IMG 01 01.png Smithy.
  • Icon Smithwyrm.png Smithwyrms - these are the small dragons with hammers that actually upgrade your facilities. Due to this, the amount of buildings you can upgrade at once is limited by not just your materials, but the amount of Smithwyrms that aren't already busy. You'll start off with just 2, but have the option to purchase a 3rd, 4th, and 5th with your Icon Wyrmite.png Wyrmite by tapping the + button in the upper-left of your Castle Grounds. While you would normally use this currency for summoning, it is recommended that you buy all 3 additional smithwyrms to aid your progression. It's a good investment (you only have to pay it once ever), and is equal to only about 11.25 summons' worth of currency:
Icon Smithwyrm.png Smithwyrm # Cost
3 Icon Wyrmite.png Wyrmite x250
4 Icon Wyrmite.png Wyrmite x400
5 (max) Icon Wyrmite.png Wyrmite x700
Total Icon Wyrmite.png Wyrmite x1,350
  • Hustle Hammer.png Hustle Hammers - one of these special hammers allow you to finish a building immediately instead of waiting for it. This is valuable, and the game showers you with them early on, however it is advised that you save your hammers for later to get the most value out of them. Build times can get very long - sometimes multiple days for one building, so a good rule of thumb is to not use hammers until the build times start going over 24 hours (1 day).
  • Icon Campaign Kensetsu Half.png 1/2 Build Time bonus - For your first 30 days, all of your buildings will take only half the time to finish construction. This is another reason to save your Hustle Hammer.png Hustle Hammers - it's much better to use them after this bonus has worn off!
    • You should not be overly stingy with your Hustle Hammers, though - some upgrades, such as Halidom upgrades (which also tie into Smithy levels), or late-level Facility Event facilities (excluding Event Compendium events), can provide significant benefits to early-game accounts and yet are significantly slower to upgrade compared to other similarly-upgraded facilities. In these cases, using Hustle Hammers might be worthwhile to speed progression. A good rule is to consider using Hustle Hammers once upgrade times for Halidom or event-exclusive facilities start reaching 6 hours or more, or if a facility event is about to end (less than 24 hours remaining).

The priority order for upgrading Facilities in your Halidom should be:

  1. Upgrading your TW02 101401 IMG 01 01.png Smithy to unlock more weapons for crafting - Since this requires upgrading your castle, which requires a certain facility level, you should prioritize the fastest and cheapest facilities to upgrade during this time to raise your facility level as quickly as possible. The smithy maxes at level 9, which requires a level 7 TW02 100101 IMG 01.png Halidom.
    • Some fast facilities to build are the ones in the Event Compendium, which have very short build times.
  2. Upgrading Adventurer Facilities to strengthen your adventurers - Altars (acquired via increasing your player level) and Slime Statues (acquired through Treasure Trade for Void Battles) are slightly more important than Dojos (acquired by clearing Chapter 6) as increasing the strength of an entire mono-element team has more impact than increasing the strength of a single weapon type. Altars and Slimes are also significantly cheaper to build, so they're a good target for increasing your facility level quickly.
  3. Upgrading Dragon Facilities to strengthen your dragons - These have a much-smaller impact on your DPS than the Adventurer Facilities.
    • Although upgrading the Dracoliths will eventually result in massive increases in dragon damage dealt, levels beyond 20 - where most of the boost is - require materials from High Dragon Trials, endgame quests. Early on, resources and time are better spent on the Smithy and Adventurer Facilities as they have a better overall impact.
      • Eventually, once you're ready to farm High Dragon Trials, then it's a good time to maximize the Dracoliths to further improve DPS. For now, though, focus on the first two items.
      • Fafnir Statues have minuscule impact, and should not be upgraded until your dracoliths are done.
  4. Everything else - The production facilities (dragontree, rupie mines) generate some passive income, but that is a very small amount compared to what you get from actively farming.

Team Building In-depth[edit]

You've unlocked a bunch of features from story, so now it's time to discuss more details about team building.

  • General Composition - Generally, teams consist of 3 DPS + 1 healer, or you can forego a healer and do 4 DPS.
    • Healers are usually adventurers that have a Staff, such as 100004 01 r04.png Cleo. Don't run more than 1 healer, though - nothing really demands that much healing.
    • Up to 1 Buffer such as 100002 01 r04.png Elisanne can be slotted in too. Buffers have little personal damage, but they can improve the team's DPS considerably with their buffs. You can usually identify buffers by adventurers whose first skill is a strength buff rather than an attack.
  • Dragons - Match up dragon elements for a big stat boost! Each Dragon has an "aura", a passive that will grant bonus stats to their adventurer. This is usually locked to matching-element only, so 100001 01 r04.png The Prince would want a Flame dragon like 210002 01.png Brunhilda, for example.
    • DPS adventurers prefer a Icon Buff 1020002.png Strength Up or Icon Buff 1020006.png Skill Damage Up aura. This maximizes the potential damage boost they can get out of it.
    • Healers prefer Icon Buff 1020001.png HP Up. This plays into the Healing Formula to make their heals stronger. (Strength technically contributes too, but HP is more than 2x as impactful).
    • Buffers prefer Icon Buff 2010001.png Skill Haste Up if they can get it, to allow them to cast buffs faster. However, note that skill haste is only on 5 Icon Rarity 5.png dragons. Buffers do their job well enough regardless of dragon though, so you should focus on gearing your DPS with good dragons first - give the buffer whatever is left over.
  • Weapons - Most of the time you just want to equip whichever weapon gives you the most strength (NOT might) on a particular adventurer. Matching a weapon's element with the adventurer's element also multiplies the weapon's stats by x1.5, so you should try to match element when you can. There are some specific weapons that we want later, but we'll discuss those in a bit. For now, using 3 Icon Rarity 3.png or 4 Icon Rarity 4.png weapons should be fine.
  • Wyrmprints - The higher your weapon's rarity, the more wymrprints it can equip. 2 Icon Rarity 2.png and 3 Icon Rarity 3.png weapons can equip 2 wyrmprints, 4 Icon Rarity 4.png weapons can equip 3 wyrmprints, 5 Icon Rarity 5.png non-elemental weapons can equip 4 wyrmprints, and 5 Icon Rarity 5.png elemental and 6 Icon Rarity 6.png weapons can equip up to 5 wyrmprints. The gist is the following, though we also highly recommend you check out the Wyrmprints Guide for more info.
    • DPS usually wants in priority from best to worst:
      • Icon Buff 1020006.png Skill Damage Up, to increase the power of their skills.
      • an affliction punisher for the corresponding affliction(poison punisher, burn punisher, etc).
      • Icon Buff 1020002.png Strength Up, to improve their overall damage output.
      • Icon Buff 1020005.png Critical Rate Up, to increase the chance that they will land a critical hit.
      • Icon Buff 1020026.png Critical Damage Modifier Up, to increase the damage that they do if they land a critical hit.
      • Debuffers may also want Icon Ability 1010051.png Debuff Time Up, so debuffs will last longer.
    • Healers tend to want:
    • Buffers are similar to healers in terms of what they want:
  • Shared Skills - This feature allows your lead adventurer to borrow skills from other adventurers in your collection. Adventurers you've recruited from the story will have their skills available for free, while everyone else will require you to use Tomes and get the original unit to level 80 with 50 mana circle nodes unlocked. See the Shared Skills article for more information, and the Skill Share Guide for some recommendations.
    • Tomes are only available in small amounts from events or by spending money, and 50 mana circle nodes is a hefty investment - for these reasons, you should NOT try to unlock additional shared skills until you've reached the endgame.
    • 100003 01 r04.png Ranzal and 100002 01 r04.png Elisanne's skills (or possibly even 100004 01 r04.png Cleo's skill) are actually pretty good, so you should use those for the time being.

Notable Budget Adventurers[edit]

Lots of low-rarity or free adventurers in this game are good when built, such as the following:

Adventurer Notes
100001 01 r04.png The Prince The Prince (or Euden) becomes a great dragon-focused DPS after his Mana Spiral is invested. Ideally, he would want to be paired with a strong flame dragon, such as 200009 01.png Gala Mars. He can be a bit lackluster pre-spiral, though.
110269 01 r04.png Verica Verica has two healing skills, allowing her to have a large amount of healing output among 4 Icon Rarity 4.png units.
110018 01 r04.png Karina Karina's power scales off of buffs, leading to high DPS if she's paired with Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up buffers and "doublebuff" wyrmprints. If her Mana Spiral is invested as well, she becomes a monstrously-strong force. However, she falls off significantly in content that has the Icon Buff 2010011.png Curse of Nihility debuff (which erases most of her buffs).
110300 01 r04.png Pipple Pipple provides frequent Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up buffs to the team, acting as a DPS/support hybrid. Pairs well with 110018 01 r04.png Karina or 110022 01 r05.png Xander.
100002 01 r04.png Elisanne Elisanne is a Icon Buff 1020002.png Strength Up buffer that can work on any element, and the uptime on her buffs is so good that she will frequently stack it multiple times.
110029 02 r04.png Nurse Aeleen Nurse Aeleen provides the best healing among 4 Icon Rarity 4.png water healers, outdoing 110019 01 r04.png Thaniel by a lot.
110017 01 r03.png Ricardt Ricardt can surpass 110029 02 r04.png Nurse Aeleen's healing output, if his Mana Spiral is invested.
100019 02 r05.png Harle Harle has a simple kit that offers good DPS.
100003 01 r04.png Ranzal Ranzal's primary purpose is in auto teams, where he provides decent DPS and a lot of survival utility. Note this is only after investing his Mana Spiral, though.
110038 02 r04.png Templar Hope Templar Hope is an amazing Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up buffer, and is essential for a lot of wind's content.
110257 01 r04.png Lowen Lowen provides great healing, as well as Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up and Icon Buff 1020001.png HP Up buffs.
110358 01 r05.png Sharena Sharena provides a consistent source of Affliction paralysis large icon.png Paralysis, and decent DPS.
110369 01 r05.png Mordecai Mordecai provides good DPS, and is quite tanky for his role.
110323 01 r04.png Sha Wujing Sha Wujing provides a valuable Icon Buff 2020003.png Defense Down debuff zone, which can increase team-wide DPS output.
110041 01 r04.png Amane Amane has high DPS at all levels of investment, and gains access to Affliction paralysis large icon.png Paralysis if her Mana Spiral is invested.
110304 01 r04.png Vixel Vixel provides respectable healing on a budget. His Mana Spiral can improve his healing to rival 110043 01 r05.png Hildegarde, however it involves time-gated resources (see Trials of the Mighty for details).
110063 01 r03.png Estelle Estelle's Mana Spiral can also raise her healing to 110043 01 r05.png Hildegarde levels, but her mana spiral resources are unrestricted, unlike 110304 01 r04.png Vixel.
110334 01 r04.png Audric Audric is a great dragon-focused DPS that pairs well with strong shadow dragons, such as 210162 01.png Gala Bahamut.
110335 01 r04.png Patia Patia is an amazing Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up buffer, and is essential for a lot of shadow's content. Unlike 110038 02 r04.png Templar Hope though, her Mana Spiral needs to be invested to reach her full potential.
100004 01 r04.png Cleo Cleo is a respectable healer that also provides Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up. However, she tends to fall behind other healers until her Mana Spiral is invested, at which point she becomes more comparable to 5 Icon Rarity 5.png options.

Co-op Backline Building[edit]

Main article: Co-abilities Guide

You're likely diving into co-op as you progress into midgame and beyond, so here is some information regarding that.

When you go into co-op, only your lead adventurer goes in, but the three in the "back" aren't just doing nothing - their co-abilities still apply to the lead adventurer. This means that you can set up 3 adventurers with good co-abilities to boost up your leader in co-op. Doing this is called setting up your "backline".

Check out the Co-abilities Guide for a basic rundown and some generic backline setups you can use. However, Co-abilities are expensive, so do NOT upgrade any co-abilities yet. Your Icon Resource Eldwater.png Eldwater is better put toward wyrmprints in early game.


Might, Progression, and Misunderstanding[edit]

Now would be a good time to discuss Might, which is often a source of confusion for newer players. Might is a score that's calculated by adding up the stats and hidden ability values of your adventurers and all their equipped gear. Despite what it may seem, higher Might does NOT necessarily mean that something is "better". For instance, the wyrmprint 400167 01.png The Shining Overlord has high might and is good on sword units, but is basically useless on anyone else, making its high might misleading.

With that said, we unfortunately can't ignore might entirely, unreliable as it is. You may have noticed that some quests have a "required might" value that you need to reach to unlock them. This value only looks at your "max might", which is the highest might you have ever achieved on a single team. This does NOT mean that you need to use a team of that might to enter. Instead, you can make a separate "might-stacking team" that just equips high-might gear and never enters battle. As long as this team meets the requirements for the might-gates, the quests will be unlocked for you permanently. You can then bring in your actual teams that will do the fighting.

To increase your might, you can do a number of things. Since there are a lot of different things that increase your might, it can be easy to lose track of what you're supposed to farm in order to increase your score.

  1. Mana Circle. The Mana Circle is the best way to increase your might, as each node will increase your adventurer's might by a value ranging from 10 to ~100. You can view each adventurer's mana circle requirements by tapping the node you want to unlock.
  2. Crafting and Enhancing Weapons. Making new and better weapons for your Adventurers to wield is another big contributor to improving your might. Keep in mind that upgrading your Smithy unlocks better weapons to craft and enhance.
  3. Leveling Adventurers. You can level your adventurers by using them in quests or spending 101001003.png Gold Crystals on them. The Crystal method is much faster, and you can get a good supply of them from running Avenue to Power. Leveling an adventurer to 60/70/80 will take you 146/240/341 crystals, and each run of Master Avenue to Power gives you around 20 crystals.
  4. Leveling Facilities. While the boosts seem small at first, the stat bonuses from your facilities will really add up over time. Additionally, these are permanent upgrades that apply across several adventurers at the same time, making it an essential investment to make your collection stronger as a whole.
  5. Leveling Wyrmprints and Dragons. Although important, they give comparatively less might per level than leveling adventurers. Dragons can be leveled with dragonfruit from Avenue to Power, while wyrmprints require holy/blessed/consecrated water, which are usually obtained in a significant amount from events. It's also possible to farm consecrated water from The Agito Uprising (an endgame quest), but you might not have access to that yet.

As such, running quests that obtain the materials necessary for upgrading Mana Circles, Crafting/Enhancing, and upgrading facilities should be prioritized. Aim to get your characters at least a 4 Icon Rarity 4.png weapon.

Resource Management[edit]

General advice for spending resources at this point are:

Icon Wyrmite.png When to Summon Icon Diamantium.png[edit]

Summoning location

The best times to summon are :

  • Gala Dragalia banners - These have strong Gala-exclusive units, as well as a 6% starting rate for 5 Icon Rarity 5.png instead of the usual 4%. Even if you don't actually get the Gala units, you will likely get a lot of other 5 Icon Rarity 5.png units in the process. And even if you don't get 5 Icon Rarity 5.png units that you want, you get much more Icon Resource Eldwater.png Eldwater income than usual, too. It's a win-win all around.
  • Limited banners - These banners have units that don't get added to the permanent summoning pool after their banner ends. The quality of the limited units can vary, but waiting to summon until a limited banner means that permanent units you missed may pop up while chasing the limited units.
  • Collaboration banners - Collabs with properties other than Dragalia Lost, usually owned by another company. These usually act like limited banners, except it may be a very long time before these return, assuming they ever return at all.
    • Be sure to double check whether the Collab units are actually limited before you pull. For example, units from the November 2020 Princess Connect collab were NOT limited.

To check whether a banner is limited, look carefully at the phrasing of the text in the announcement news post. Here are some examples:

  • Permanent - "The adventurer(s) and dragon(s) added in this showcase will also appear in subsequent summon showcases."
  • Limited - "This summon showcase features limited-time adventurers and a new dragon!"

Sometimes a banner may have a mix of limited and permanent units. If this happens, the units will be specified with similar phrasing to above.

100001 01 r04.png Adventurers[edit]

  • Start with Rainbow Teams - Start with one adventurer of each element, since in most forms of co-op, you only need to bring one strong adventurer.
    • You can start working on single-element teams (only flame adventurers, only shadow adventurers, etc) after you've gotten one adventurer to 30 or 40 mana circles and max level.
  • Avoid Early Star Promotion - Please DO NOT promote adventurers from 4 Icon Rarity 4.png to 5 Icon Rarity 5.png or unlock the fifth mana circle floor (nodes 41+). Both of those actions require limited resources that cannot be easily acquired, such as Icon Resource Eldwater.png Eldwater and 104003002.png Champion's Testaments, and all content before endgame can be cleared with just 40 mana circle nodes (40MC) anyway. Early promotion is a common mistake made by newer players, and is basically a waste this early on!

210007 01.png Dragons[edit]

  • Keep Several 4 Icon Rarity 4.png Strength Dragons - You should keep multiple 4 Icon Rarity 4.png dragons with the strength ability, as those are fairly easy to max unbind (MUB). These will serve as filler as you collect and upgrade 5 Icon Rarity 5.png through progressing the game and performing summons.
  • Keep Few 4 Icon Rarity 4.png HP Dragons - 4 Icon Rarity 4.png dragons that have an HP ability will be less useful to you, as only healers would want these, outside of some very specific solo compositions. Therefore, you don't need to keep more than 1 MUB copy of any HP dragon.
  • 4 Icon Rarity 4.png Vs 5 Icon Rarity 5.png Dragons - Despite what it may seem, not all 0UB 5 Icon Rarity 5.png dragons are immediately superior to their MUB 4 Icon Rarity 4.png counterparts. Usually, you can judge a dragon by their abilities. To access this, go to Teams -> Collection -> Dragons -> tap a dragon -> swipe left or right to flip pages. You're looking for something like "(Flame) Strength +40%". Tap this for details on the ability. These effects are also known as the dragon's "aura":
    • Strength - If looking at a dragon that has a raw strength aura, keep in mind that 4 Icon Rarity 4.png have a max aura of 45% strength. You'll want your 5 Icon Rarity 5.png dragon to have more than that.
    • Skill Damage - These dragons are useful on most DPS adventurers, however make sure that your adventurer actually has damaging skills. For example, 110343 01 r04.png Durant and 110300 01 r04.png Pipple don't have any damaging skills, so they would rather have a strength dragon.
    • Attack Rate or Skill Haste - These dragons are in a category of their own, and see the most use on buffers rather than DPS. This is a niche that 4 Icon Rarity 4.png dragons don't have.
    • Skill Recharge - If you're here, then that means you're looking at 210120 01.png Gaibhne & Creidhne. This dragon is special in that she works on both buffers and DPS. Her ability is scary powerful even at 0UB, and is above and beyond anything a 4 Icon Rarity 4.png could provide.
    • Extra Tip: look carefully at conditionals - Several dragons may have a mix of the above effects, but have specific conditions you have to meet to get the full effect. For example, 210115 01.png Andromeda requires you to get to low HP and never get healed, in order to get her full strength value. Look carefully at your adventurer's kit to see if the condition synergizes with their play style. In Andromeda's case, she only sees use on adventurers who gain power at low HP, such as 110306 01 r05.png Bellina. She would not work well with someone like 110343 01 r04.png Durant, who prefers to stay at 100% HP at all times.
  • Unbinding - As 111002001.png Sunlight Stones are extremely rare, and it is possible to obtain Draconic Essences to unbind certain 5 Icon Rarity 5.png dragons, you should only use Sunlight Stones to unbind dragons that cannot be unbound with Draconic Essences, and only if the dragon is extremely powerful. A good Sunlight Stone target would be extremely powerful Gala or limited-availability dragons.
    • Even when you do use these stones, don't unbind a 5 Icon Rarity 5.png dragon unless you can at least 2UB it - the ability (which is the most important part of a dragon) will only start to become superior to a MUB 4 Icon Rarity 4.png dragon at 2UB for the majority of 5 Icon Rarity 5.png dragons. Going for a 1UB upgrade will usually just be a sidegrade compared to your 4 Icon Rarity 4.png.
    • Farming essences can get pricey quickly, so it's best to only farm 1 or 2 dragons' essences at a time, and only if you have a pressing need for those specific dragons (maybe for a specific endgame fight, etc). Also, prioritize farming DPS dragons over support dragons.
    • Please note that essences can only give you unbinds, not initial copies of dragons - if for example you don't have a Cupid, then essences will not give you a Cupid. You'd still need to pull one Cupid from the gacha first.
    • For a priority list of which dragons to build, see the Dragon Investment Guide.
  • EXP - The game gives you an option to use dragons as EXP fodder for other dragons. However, please DO NOT do this, as the exchange rate is terrible - a single dragon only gives you about as much exp as a single dragonfruit. And you can get 20-ish dragonfruits from just a single run of Avenue to Power.
  • Selling Unwanted Dragons - If you're running out of dragon space, you can sell any that you don't want. To do that, go to "Teams" -> "Collection" -> "Dragons" -> "Part Ways". Here you can exhange dragons for Icon Resource Eldwater.png Eldwater. It is recommended that you keep at least 1 of every dragon species for building bonds in the Dragon's Roost - maxing a species' bond at lv30 gives you a 201011001.png Sunlight Ore, and 10 of these make a 111002001.png Sunlight Stone, a precious resource.
  • Farmable High Dragons - Once you're able to comfortably farm standard High Dragon Trials, you can make 5ub equippable high dragons with the item drops. These are fairly strong for free dragons, and are worth building for any elements where you feel you are lacking.

400110 01.png Wyrmprints[edit]

  • Icon Resource Eldwater.png Eldwater early on is best spent on buying appropriate wyrmprints from the Wyrmprint Shop.
  • Please refer to the Wyrmprints Guide for advice on which wyrmprints to purchase. That guide includes some super-budget print builds to help you get started.

Weapon Progression[edit]

Crafting Weapons

Weapons in this game progress fairly linearly, as follows:

  • 3 Icon Rarity 3.png Core weapons - need to fully upgrade (all unbinds + all copies + max level) to advance.
  • 4 Icon Rarity 4.png Core weapons - need to fully upgrade to advance.
  • 5 Icon Rarity 5.png Core non-elemental weapons - need to fully upgrade to advance.

Materials for all of the above weapons are found in The Imperial Onslaught.

After fully upgrading a 5 Icon Rarity 5.png Core non-elemental weapon, your weapon options will finally branch out. There are Core elemental, Void, and Chimeratech. Ignore Core elemental and Void weapons - just look at Chimeratech.

Your progression from there is as follows (please note you do NOT need to "fully upgrade" this time):

  • 5 Icon Rarity 5.png Chimeratech weapons - unlock the wyrmprint slot, and get 4 or 5 unbinds.
    • Materials are found in the Chimera fights in Void Battles.
    • It is NOT recommended to go to 8 unbinds on Chimeratech, as Agito replaces them quickly.
  • 6 Icon Rarity 6.png Agito weapons - unlock the wyrmprint slot, and get 4 or 8 unbinds.
    • Materials are found in The Agito Uprising.
    • Requires that you craft Chimeratech weapons before you can craft these.

For Chimeras, each one drops weapons of the matching element: Flame Chimera drops Flame weapon materials, etc.

Play on the highest difficulty of Chimeras that you can. If you don't have enough might to challenge expert, that's fine, you can still reach 4 unbinds by playing standard. Expert does have better drop rates than standard if you can do it, though.

Also, note that chimeras will sometimes be on 2x drops - they are on a weekly rotating schedule, with 2x happening 1 or 2 times a week. Aim for these days, as they tend to have the best-populated co-op rooms, and you can farm more efficiently. The schedule is frequently changing, but you can find it in-game or on this wiki's main page.

Daily, Weekly, and Monthly tasks[edit]

Daily BonusDaily Icon.png[edit]

Daily Bonus Chests

Many events have one or two bonus chests for your first runs per day. Make sure to do all of them on the highest difficulty available, even if you are focusing your farming on a specific quest.

Some limited-time events will have a special Daily Bonus called the Icon Grand Bounty.pngGrand Bounty, rewarded for clearing that event's Nightmare mode each day. The rewards from this include a randomized batch of rare upgrade materials, such as 201011001.png Sunlight Ore and Icon Resource Eldwater.png Eldwater. Definitely try to beat it once a day if you are strong enough to challenge the fight.

Daily Dragon's Roost Gifts[edit]

Bond Prizes

You may have noticed this small floating island near the top of your Castle Grounds. This is where you can spend Icon Resource Rupies.png Rupies to buy gifts for your dragons, which will increase their bond level. The selection of gifts will rotate every day.

Bond level is tied to a dragon's species rather than to a specific copy - meaning that if you reached level 30 bond with a 210059 01.png Fubuki, for example, then that level carries over to all copies of Fubuki that you possess.

Giving gifts to increase a dragon's bond level will have several benefits:

  • Giving gifts (even if the level doesn't actually go up) will have a chance to reward you with 201005001.png Talonstones, a rare material needed to upgrade your Halidom. This is the main way to get these before the endgame. You will also get guaranteed Talonstones at Bond levels 10 and 25.
  • Each bond level will grant a +10 bonus to the dragon's might, for a total of +290 might at the max bond level of 30.
  • Bond level 5 gives you part 1 of the dragon's story, which will grant Icon Wyrmite.png Wyrmite x25 when read.
  • Bond level 15 gives you part 2 of the dragon's story, which will grant Icon Wyrmite.png Wyrmite x25 and an Epithet when read.
  • Bond level 30 (the max) gives you 201011001.png Sunlight Ore x1. Collect 10 of these and then exchange them in the Treasure Trade to get a 111002001.png Sunlight Stone, a precious resource which can unbind any 5 Icon Rarity 5.png dragon of your choice 1 time - a lot better than needing to pull a specific dupe.

It's recommended that you buy all the available gifts for your dragons every day, and make sure to give dragons their "favorite" gifts (indicated by a music note) whenever possible to get more bond exp. In total, this would run you Icon Resource Rupies.png Rupies x25,500 each day (or 28,500 on weekends), which is relatively cheap and very much worth it.

Weekly BonusDaily Icon.png[edit]

Endgame quests have chests similar to the daily ones, but they operate on a weekly schedule instead. Don't sweat it if you can't do these yet - but once you can, make sure to do your weeklies for those extra materials.

Weekly Fafnir Medals GatherItem 10001.png[edit]

Fafnir Medals Treasure Trade

You've likely picked up a few GatherItem 10001.png Fafnir Medals on your adventures. These items can be exchanged for rare materials in the Shop's Treasure Trade, and they can drop from almost any quest in the game. You're limited to gaining 50 medals from quests per week, though there's no limit to the amount you can hold, and any that you get as gifts don't count towards the 50 limit. Make sure you pick up your 50 medals each week!

In terms of what to redeem your medals for, your first priority should be the Mini Dragons:

They're not particularly strong, but they're very cheap to max unbind at only 1 medal per copy, and might be a great help early on. Notably, their auras are not element-locked and grant +30% hp and +30% strength.

After that, you should target the 104003002.png Champion's Testaments. These can't be farmed normally, are in short supply, and are very important for upgrading your adventurers' mana circles. After you're done buying those, you have free reign over the rest of the shop - most of the stuff in there can be farmed, or is otherwise not very hard to get anyway.

It has not been announced when the developers will reset the shop, but if you don't need any other item, it might be a good idea to start saving up your medals in case the shop is updated.

Monthly Treasure Trades[edit]

Treasure Trade

Every month, certain quests will have Treasure Trade shops where you can redeem useful items. The amount you can trade is limited, but it gets reset on the 1st of every month. Make sure to pick these up when you can.

Monthly Honey[edit]

If you go into the top section in the treasure trade, there is an option to exchange Icon Resource Mana.png Mana x10,000 for Consumable 100601.png Honey x1. Mana can get very overabundant later in the game, so this is a great deal to get some extra stamina to work with. You can redeem the offer up to 50 times per month (total mana cost of 500,000 to finish).

Void Battles[edit]
Void Battles

Void Battles is a series of boss fights that let you obtain materials to craft void weapons, which can unlock special abilities. You can then use those abilities, even on other weapons, to fight other Void bosses and counter the bosses' effects. This is also how you obtain the High Dragon Bane abilities to improve your damage output in Advanced Dragon Trials.

When it comes to using these void weapons directly, they are just very slightly stronger than a core weapon, and only when fully upgraded - an 8-unbind (max) 5 Icon Rarity 5.png void weapon has slightly better stats than a 4-unbind (max) core weapon, while a 4UB void weapon has noticeably lower stats than core weapons at any unbind amount.

That being said, Void Weapons are not really worth your time in early game. Instead, the draw is Chimeratech weapons, which are crafted with materials from the Chimera void battles. These have extremely-high stats for 5 Icon Rarity 5.png weapons. (We'll discuss them later.)

Clearing Void Battles will earn you 201014001.png Void Leafs and 201014002.png Void Seeds, which you can trade for various rewards in the Treasure Trade. This Treasure Trade shop will reset every month. Quests on Expert difficulty have better drop rates for leaves and seeds.

  • 201014001.png Void Leafs can be traded for rare materials such as 104003002.png Champion's Testaments and 111001001.png Moonlight Stones. The total amount of leaves needed to clean out the shop each month is 1,095, but you don't need to buy everything. In particular, skip the Dragonfruit and Whetstones (you can farm these from Avenue to Power), the Consecrated Water (you can farm this from Event Compendium -> Fire Emblem Kindred Ties -> Chrom Hard), and the Mana (unless you are strapped for it). This brings the total down to 201014001.png Void Leaf x745.
    • Buying out the Icon Resource Rupies.png Rupies and Icon Resource Mana.png Mana will open up infinite-trade options for them.
  • 201014002.png Void Seeds can be traded for:
    • Slime Statues, which are similar to elemental Altars in that they boost your stats and can be upgraded.
    • Fafnir dragons: 210089 01.png Bronze Fafnir, 210090 01.png Silver Fafnir, and 210091 01.png Gold Fafnir. Gold Fafnirs are the most useful, since they can increase the Icon Resource Rupies.png Rupies you gain from quests. You should still pick up 1 each of the Bronze/Silver for your Dragon's Roost, though.
    • 1 Void Seed can trade for 80 Void Leaves, and then those leaves can be sold for rupies. The exchange rate is great as well - 1 Void Seed trades into 480,000 Icon Resource Rupies.png Rupies after you sell the 80 leaves (assuming the infinite-trade option), making this a fantastic value if you need some quick cash.
Astral Raids[edit]
Astral Raids

Astral Raids are rematch fights with Raid bosses from older Raid Events. These ONLY happen during weekends when a regular Raid Event isn't running. You can enter by using 26 10101.png Astral Pieces, which are obtained when playing quests when an astral raid is not active. Don't be worried when you're over-capping on pieces between Astral Raids - that is completely normal and you are not really wasting resources.

The main attraction for these fights is Augments, which can be applied to an Adventurer or Wyrmprint to increase their stats (you gain the ability to use these after Main Campaign Chapter 9). 1 Augment equals +1 to HP or Strength, and you can have +100 in each stat on an Adventurer, or +50 in each stat on a Wyrmprint, for a potential total of +700 stats on a single adventurer (200 on Adventurer, 100 on wyrmprint A, 100 on wyrmprint B, 100 on wyrmprint C, 100 on wyrmprint D, and 100 on wyrmprint E). With endgame equipment, this total can climb even higher.

In addition to dropping augments directly, Astrals drop 201016001.png Astral Shards, which can be traded in the shop for 104003001.png Knight's Testament x3 and 104003002.png Champion's Testament x1 each month. There's also an additional 30 of each augment per month, as well as some insignia and tablets on offer, though those aren't really worth it.

The Mercurial Gauntlet[edit]

The Mercurial Gauntlet

The Mercurial Gauntlet is a sandbag-type mode for you to test your damage against a stationary target. The more times you beat this boss, the higher the level will go. The higher your level, the more rewards you qualify for in the Victor's Trove. Also, it costs 0 stamina, so feel free to pop in whenever you want to test your skills!

The Victor's Trove is a large amount of Icon Resource Mana.png Mana, Icon Resource Rupies.png Rupies, Icon Resource Eldwater.png Eldwater, and 202004004.png Twinkling Sand that you can redeem on the 15th of every month. While the ability to redeem this technically "resets" every month, you don't need to replay lower Mercurial Gauntlet levels each month - your progress is preserved. So you could theoretically make some progress, then not touch MG for a while, and still rake in the rewards.

Several of the earlier floors are fairly easy to manage. You'll want to make some progress in it asap, even if it's only a little bit, so you can qualify for the monthly rewards.

See the Mercurial Gauntlet Guide for tips on clearing floors 1 to 50.


The current endgame of Dragalia Lost consists of boss fights - namely:

We will go over some general guidelines on how to prepare for the endgame. For fight-specific information, see the Progression Guide.


This is where you want your gear to be as decked out as possible. And since this is co-op, that means you're mostly building single adventurers instead of full teams.

You'll know you're here when you've hit the following milestones for the character you're bringing to co-op:

  • level 35+ Altars of your adventurer's element
  • level 31+ Dojos of your adventurer's weapon type
  • max-level Slime Statues and Event Compendium facilities
  • matching-element 4ub or 5ub Chimeratech weapons at minimum (you should already have these if you've been following this guide so far)
  • max-unbound wyrmprints that play to your adventurer's strengths
  • max-unbound 5 Icon Rarity 5.png matching-element dragon that plays to your adventurer's strengths
    • Some Gala Dragalia dragons are so exceptionally strong that they will still work well when not fully unbound. Take a look at your dragon's abilities to determine if it is the case.
  • max augments on adventurer and standard wyrmprints (the total should be +700 or higher)
  • 45 mana circle nodes unlocked, excluding the Co-ability nodes (which cost Icon Resource Eldwater.png Eldwater) and the 201007001.png Damascus Crystal node (which costs a 104003002.png Champion's Testament).
    • The Damascus node doesn't really help your stats at all, and should generally be avoided if you can.
    • Co-ability nodes can be useful, but they are VERY expensive, and should only be unlocked if you are certain you need the boost.
    • If your adventurer is one that depends on their Mana Spiral, they may need to go up to 70 nodes instead.
  • (optional, strongly recommended for the hardest endgame quests) co-ability upgrades on backline adventurers
  • (optional, recommended for the hardest endgame quests) additional shared skills from non-story adventurers that may be purchased
  • (optional) augments on the dragon that plays to your adventurer's strengths

Mana Spiral[edit]

A Mana Spiral

The Mana Spiral is an extension of the Mana Circle that is only available to certain adventurers (usually older ones). The Mana Spiral contains 20 nodes that must be unlocked in a set order, and brings the total amount of nodes available from 50 to 70. It also raises the maximum level cap from 80 to 100. While spiral quality can vary, generally speaking it will bring the adventurer up to par with, or even make them better than, adventurers around the spiral's release date.

Some notable 4 Icon Rarity 4.png spirals:

  • 100001 01 r04.png The Prince's spiral makes him a great dragon spammer with impressive DPS. It also upgrades his shared skill to inflict Affliction burn large icon.png Burn and grant extra dragon gauge, to help other dragon users.
  • 100003 01 r04.png Ranzal's spiral grants him a lot of defensive utility, which makes him helpful for auto teams. It also enhances his shared skill to inflict Affliction poison large icon.png Poison and Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel, both of which are very helpful.
  • 110041 01 r04.png Amane's spiral allows her to inflict Affliction paralysis large icon.png Paralysis, and improves her already-great damage even further.
  • 110335 01 r04.png Patia's spiral allows her to provide defense and strength buffs, and makes her a staple of many shadow teams.
  • 100004 01 r04.png Cleo's spiral makes her a respectable shadow healer, and also allows her to Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel.

Certain mana spirals require materials that are time-gated by Trials of the Mighty, a series of mid-game quests. See the Trials of the Mighty article for more details.

However, please note that investing in the Mana Spiral is very expensive. Please do NOT attempt to do this until wyrmprints are already handled, and you are near the endgame. Investing in spirals too early can leave you starved for resources, and potentially set back upgrades for many of your other adventurers.

Solo versus Co-op[edit]

For standard endgame quests, they are available in both solo and co-op variants.

  • Solo variants of quests consume stamina, and tend to be more mechanically forgiving for AI adventurers, or in situations where adventurers are unavailable or have fallen for good, as the attacks are simplified, skipped, or adjusted for easier solo play, and bosses' stats may be lowered. However, total investment required is higher, as you will need to bring four strong adventurers.
  • Co-op variants of quest consume getherwings, and are designed to provide a suitable challenge for a full team of human players. The investment required to play the co-op variant is lower due to only needing one strong adventurer, but player skill requirements are raised to compensate.