Draconic Essences

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Draconic Essences

Draconic Essences are items that can be redeemed for unbinds on certain 5 Icon Rarity 5.png dragons. They were added in version 1.22.1.

Overview[edit]

Draconic Essences can be obtained from Main Campaign quests, and in general are a more-accessible way to obtain unbinds on eligible 5 Icon Rarity 5.png dragons. The dragons that have essences available tend to be older and often overshadowed by newer dragons within their element.

Note that Essences will help with unbinding a dragon, but will not assist with actually obtaining that dragon in the first place. For instance, 206002001.png Leviathan's Essence can add unbinds to 210017 01.png Leviathan, but the player's first copy of Leviathan must be summoned.

Obtaining Draconic Essences[edit]

Viewing Draconic Essence locations

Draconic Essences are available from specific quests in the Main Campaign on Hard and Very Hard difficulty.

  • The Hard and Very Hard difficulties of each applicable quest can reward up to 3 essences per day, for a total of 6 essences if both difficulties are played.
  • Completing an applicable quest will always reward 1 Draconic Essence if the daily limit has not yet been reached. Essences are affected by 2x drop events, effectively raising the daily limit to 12 essences. Essences are also affected by 3x drop events, effectively raising the daily limit to 18 essences.
  • 50 Essences are needed to unbind an applicable dragon once. This means that (assuming all essences are obtained each day) farming a single unbind will take 9 days, and farming 4 unbinds will take 34 days. Day counts for different unbind amounts' worth of essences are listed in the table below:
Drop modifier 1 unbind
(50 essences total)
2 unbinds
(100 essences total)
3 unbinds
(150 essences total)
4 unbinds
(200 essences total)
5 unbinds
(250 essences total)
1x drops 9 days 17 days 25 days 34 days 42 days
2x drops 5 days 9 days 13 days 17 days 21 days
3x drops 3 days 6 days 9 days 12 days 14 days

Note: 3x drops is currently only tied to 3rd Anniversary events.

To view the locations of each essence, tap the "Draconic Essences" icon in the Main Campaign menu, tap an essence, and then tap "How to Obtain". Alternatively, the locations for all essences are listed below:

Essence Location Stamina Cost
206003001.png Zephyr's Essence Ch. 1 / 1-2: Save the Paladyn 8
206003002.png Garuda's Essence Ch. 1 / 2-2: The Mercenary's Test 8
206003003.png Long Long's Essence Ch. 1 / 4-5: Clash Beneath the Canopy 8
206002002.png Poseidon's Essence Ch. 2 / 1-3: Aquatic Advance 9
206002001.png Leviathan's Essence Ch. 2 / 3-3: Flotsam and Jetsam 9
206002003.png Siren's Essence Ch. 2 / 4-2: A Race Against the Clock 9
206002004.png Simurgh's Essence Ch. 2 / 5-1: Along the Lakeside 9
206002005.png Kamuy's Essence Ch. 2 / 6-1: The Sapphire Battleground 9
206001001.png Agni's Essence Ch. 3 / 1-3: The Flamehound 10
206001003.png Cerberus's Essence Ch. 3 / 2-3: Terror's Approach 10
206001002.png Prometheus's Essence Ch. 3 / 3-5: Guard the Flamewyrm 10
206001004.png Konohana Sakuya's Essence Ch. 3 / 4-3: Rite of the Pact 10
206004002.png Jeanne d'Arc's Essence Ch. 4 / 1-4: Shocking Beauty 10
206004003.png Gilgamesh's Essence Ch. 4 / 3-5: The Mountain Breeding Ground 10
206004001.png Cupid's Essence Ch. 4 / 4-2: The Endless Journey 10
206004004.png Liger's Essence Ch. 4 / 5-2: Clash at the Summit 10
206005002.png Nidhogg's Essence Ch. 5 / 1-3: The Magical Doors 11
206005003.png Nyarlathotep's Essence Ch. 5 / 2-4: Confronting the Emperor 11
206005004.png Shinobi's Essence Ch. 5 / 3-3: The Channeling Chamber 11
206005001.png Chthonius's Essence Ch. 5 / 4-3: Dark Terminus 11
206003004.png Pazuzu's Essence Ch. 6 / 1-6: Midnight Melee 11
206003005.png Freyja's Essence Ch. 6 / 3-3: Double Trouble 11
206003006.png Vayu's Essence Ch. 6 / 4-2: Seize the Enemy Camp 11
206002006.png Nimis's Essence Ch. 7 / 1-3: In Deep Water 11
206002007.png Gaibhne & Creidhne's Essence Ch. 7 / 2-3: Garden of the Hounds 11
206002008.png Styx's Essence Ch. 7 / 3-6: The Water Trap Gauntlet 11
206001006.png Apollo's Essence Ch. 8 / 2-3: Danger from Below 11
206001008.png Horus's Essence Ch. 8 / 4-3: Garden of the Dead 11
206001005.png Arctos's Essence Ch. 8 / 1-4: Dancing with Flames 11
206001007.png Kagutsuchi's Essence Ch. 8 / 3-4: The Pyroclastic Path 11
206004005.png Takemikazuchi's Essence Ch. 9 / 1-2: The Path to the Party 11
206004006.png Pop-Star Siren's Essence Ch. 9 / 2-2: Saving the Sparrow 11
206004007.png Corsaint Phoenix's Essence Ch. 9 / 3-2: The Fiends' Feast 11
206004008.png Tie Shan Gongzhu's Essence Ch. 9 / 4-1: In the Shadow of Radiance 11
206005005.png Epimetheus's Essence Ch. 10 / 1-2: The Miasmic Ruins 11
206005006.png Andromeda's Essence Ch. 10 / 2-2: Following the Darkness 11
206005007.png Azazel's Essence Ch. 10 / 3-2: Impending Disaster 11
206005008.png Ramiel's Essence Ch. 10 / 5-1: To the Final Battle 11
206003007.png Hastur's Essence Ch. 14 / 1-2: The Road to Victory 11
206003008.png AC-011 Garland's Essence Ch. 14 / 3-3: The Darkened Palace 11

Using Draconic Essences to Unbind[edit]

Unbinding with Draconic Essences

In the Unbinding menu under Upgrade → Dragons → Unbind, Draconic Essences can substitute for a 111002001.png Sunlight Stone or duplicate copy of their matching dragon. 50 essences are needed for one unbind on the relevant dragon.

Essences cannot be applied unless the dragon matches the essence, and enough essences are in the player's inventory.

List of Draconic Essences eligible Dragons[edit]

The following dragons currently have access to Draconic Essences.

5th Unbind[edit]

The 5th unbind

By using Draconic Essences or 111002001.png Sunlight Stones, certain dragons can be unbound a 5th time to further upgrade their abilities and raise their level cap. However, the dragon's skill will not be upgraded.

  • Please note that duplicates of a dragon cannot be used to unlock the 5th unbind.

Material requirements:

  • Essence-eligible dragons require 50 of their essences for the 5th unbind.
  • The 5 High Dragons require 120 of their greatspheres for the 5th unbind.
    • Note that the first 4 unbinds on High Dragons still require duplicates or 111002001.png Sunlight Stones. Only the 5th unbind allows greatspheres.

List of 5th Unbind eligible Dragons[edit]

The following dragons currently have access to the 5th unbind.

Draconic Essence Release History[edit]

The following is a history of when new Draconic Essences have been released over time:

Update Changelog 
Date Changes
September 27, 2021
  • Initial release of 5th unbinds with the use of Draconic Essences.
  • Added Agni, High Brunhilda, Poseidon, High Mercury, Zephyr, High Midgardsormr, Jeanne d'Arc, High Jupiter, Nidhogg, High Zodiark to the list of Dragons eligible for a 5th unbind to coincide with the game's 3rd Anniversary.
June 21, 2021
  • Added Horus, Styx, AC-011 Garland, Tie Shan Gongzhu, Ramiel to coincide with the release of Main Campaign Chapter 20 (Part One).
April 22, 2021
  • Added Kagutsuchi, Gaibhne & Creidhne, Hastur, Corsaint Phoenix, Azazel to coincide with the release of Main Campaign Chapter 19 (Part One).
February 18, 2021
  • Added Apollo, Nimis, Vayu, Pop-Star Siren, Andromeda to coincide with the release of Main Campaign Chapter 18 (Part One).
December 18, 2020
  • Added Arctos, Kamuy, Freyja, Takemikazuchi, Epimetheus to coincide with the release of Main Campaign Chapter 17.
October 22, 2020
  • Added Konohana Sakuya, Simurgh, Pazuzu, Liger, Shinobi to coincide with the release of Main Campaign Chapter 16.
August 18, 2020
  • Added Cerberus, Siren, Long Long, Gilgamesh, Nyarlathotep to coincide with the release of Main Campaign Chapter 15.
July 28, 2020
  • Initial release of Draconic Essences.
  • Added Agni, Prometheus, Leviathan, Poseidon, Garuda, Zephyr, Cupid, Jeanne d'Arc, Chthonius, Nidhogg.