Genes are markings and patterns on a dragon that can be passed on to its offspring. There are three gene "slots" which determine the appearance of different portions of the dragon:
- Primary genes determine the head, body, tail, legs, and ornamentation of the dragon.
- Secondary genes determine the wings and possibly other ornamentation, such as a fae's cheek fins.
- Tertiary genes determine either nothing (if Basic) or a full-body pattern overlay (if non-Basic).
Genes have different levels of rarity & corresponding odds of being inherited the way breeds do. Each gene slot– Primary, Secondary, Tertiary– operates independently of the others.
Items to change a gene can be obtained multiple ways: purchased in the Specialty section of the Marketplace, or traded/crafted at a Trading Post stand. Note that these items have no effect on a dragon's color, only the patterns.
The most prominent gene a dragon possesses, this gene impacts the dragon's head, legs, flank, belly, and tail.
Primary genes currently implemented and available are:
Secondary genes affect a dragon's wings; depending on breed they may also impact a mane, fins, wattle, etc.
Secondary genes currently implemented and available are:
- Eye Spots
Tertiary genes are unusual in that Basic is completely invisible; non-Basic tertiary genes apply a patterning or decoration to potentially anywhere on the dragon, from snout to wingtip to tail, overlaying the primary and secondary genes.
Tertiary genes currently implemented and available are:
All created and found dragons, such as progenitors and dragons hatched from Unhatched Egg items, will have three Basic genes. Any dragon on the site with a non-Basic gene can trace it back to an ancestor who had a gene-changing item applied to it OR has had the item applied to it itself. Players may casually refer to these items as "scrolls", not to be confused with actual scroll items such as Scrolls of Maturity.
Gene-changing items are available from the following sources:
- the Specialty section of the Marketplace (both treasure and gem sections)
- crafted at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew stand
Gene-changing items can also be sold/resold on the Auction House. While items sold there are frequently more expensive than obtaining them from the source, it may still be worthwhile if an item is otherwise too difficult to obtain (limited supply in the Marketplace, insufficient Baldwin level to craft, etc).
The following gene items are available for sale in the Marketplace for Treasure:
|Primary Gene: Bar||100,000|
|Primary Gene: Cherub||185,000|
|Primary Gene: Clown||175,000|
|Primary Gene: Falcon||170,000|
|Primary Gene: Giraffe||225,000|
|Primary Gene: Jaguar||140,000|
|Primary Gene: Jupiter||230,000|
|Primary Gene: Piebald||235,000|
|Primary Gene: Ripple||250,000|
|Primary Gene: Savannah||140,000|
|Primary Gene: Speckle||125,000|
|Primary Gene: Tapir||185,000|
|Primary Gene: Tiger||135,000|
|Primary Gene: Vipera||235,000|
|Remove Gene: Primary||10,000|
|Secondary Gene: Current||165,000|
|Secondary Gene: Daub||165,000|
|Secondary Gene: Eye Spot||110,000|
|Secondary Gene: Freckle||90,000|
|Secondary Gene: Hex||160,000|
|Secondary Gene: Hypnotic||185,000|
|Secondary Gene: Paint||165,000|
|Secondary Gene: Peregrine||140,000|
|Secondary Gene: Striation||120,000|
|Secondary Gene: Rosette||100,000|
|Secondary Gene: Safari||98,000|
|Secondary Gene: Saturn||160,000|
|Secondary Gene: Seraph||125,000|
|Secondary Gene: Stripes||90,000|
|Remove Gene: Secondary||10,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Contour||150,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Crackle||190,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Gembond||200,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Ghost||160,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Okapi||190,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Lace||155,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Runes||190,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Smoke||190,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Spines||190,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Thylacine||155,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Underbelly||150,000|
|Remove Gene: Tertiary||10,000|
The following gene items are available for sale in the Marketplace for Gems:
|Primary Gene: Iridescent||1500|
|Primary Gene: Crystal||1500|
|Primary Gene: Petals||1500|
|Primary Gene: Metallic||1500|
|Primary Gene: Wasp||1500|
|Secondary Gene: Shimmer||1200|
|Secondary Gene: Facet||1200|
|Secondary Gene: Alloy||1200|
|Secondary Gene: Butterfly||1200|
|Secondary Gene: Bee||1200|
|Tertiary Gene: Circuit||1200|
|Tertiary Gene: Glimmer||1200|
|Tertiary Gene: Stained||1200|
|Tertiary Gene: Opal||1200|
|Tertiary Gene: Filigree||1200|
The following gene items are available by crafting them at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew stand:
|Item||Required Level||Components||Price (T)|
|Primary Gene: Pinstripe||20||1x Imbued Sulfur, 1x Blue Sludge, 2x Gold Muck, 8x Snail Husk||100,000|
|Primary Gene: Poison||10||2x Silver Muck, 2x Black Slime, 1x Blue Ooze, 2x Irradiated Alchemical Reduction, 20x Powerful Serthis Poison||100,000|
|Primary Gene: Skink||8||2x Silver Muck, 2x Grey Slime, 8x Yellow Ooze, 8x Orange Ooze, x1 Glass Beaker||95,000|
|Secondary Gene: Spinner||8||2x Gold Muck, 2x White Slime, 4x Red Ooze, 8x Orange Sludge, x1 Glass Beaker||95,000|
|Secondary Gene: Toxin||10||2x Gold Muck, 2x White Slime, 1x Blue Sludge, 2x Sizzling Phosphorus, 20x Unstable Serthis Concoction||100,000|
|Secondary Gene: Trail||20||1x Imbued Sulfur, 1x Blue Ooze, 2x Silver Muck, 8x Seaside Trumpet||100,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Capsule||19||3x Silver Muck, 2x Grey Slime, 4x Orange Sludge, 3x Yellow Goo, 1x Reinforced Glass Beaker||110,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Scales||7||3x Silver Muck, 2x Black Slime, 6x Yellow Sludge, 7x Green Goo, x1 Glass Beaker||100,000|
|Tertiary Gene: Smirch||Strange Chests|
Gene Rarity & InheritanceEdit
When offspring are produced, each gene slot has a chance of inheriting the mother or father's gene in that slot:
- Offspring's primary gene can be the mother's primary gene or the father's primary gene.
- Offspring's secondary gene can be the mother's secondary gene or the father's secondary gene.
- Offspring's tertiary gene can be the mother's tertiary gene or the father's tertiary gene.
If both parents have an identical gene in a slot, the chance of inheriting the gene is 100%. For example, if both parents have a Tiger primary gene, all their offspring will have the Tiger primary gene. In the event that the parents have different genes in a slot, the two genes' rarity determines the likelihood of one or the other being passed on. Rarer genes have lower odds of being passed on when paired with more common genes much like how breed is passed down. Basic is considered a plentiful gene while other genes are considered common to rare.
For the below chart, the number on the left in a cell is the chance of getting the tier on the left, while the number on the right is the chance of getting the tier on the top.
The information collected on this forum thread is on the frequency of gene inheritance through each possible pairing. For users seeking the exact results and percentages per gene or users who want to contribute data, give it a look!
Click expand to see genes released for that year
Currently there are three known genes planned for future release: Python Primary, Morph Secondary, and Points Tertiary.
- Python and Morph will drop rarely in the Coliseum after its rewrite, as decided by the results of a community poll.
- It is not currently known how Points tertiary will be obtained. Like Ghost turned out, the final appearance of Points may be significantly different as the preview was from 2013.
- The cheapest genes are the secondary genes Freckle and Stripes. Both for sale for 90,000 .
- This of course does not count the Basic gene which all new players start with for their Progenitors.
- There were 9 genes available, not including basic, at Flight Rising's launch: 4 primary genes (Iridescent, Tiger, Clown, and Speckle), 4 secondary genes (Shimmer, Stripes, Eye Spot, and Freckle) and 1 tertiary gene (Circuit).
- The tertiary gene Gembond was the 7th & final Flight Rising Kickstarter stretch goal.
- The secondary gene Seraph was sponsored through the Flight Rising Kickstarter by warriorjames. It was added approximately a month after launch.
- The primary and secondary gene pair Poison and Toxin were both the first non-Marketplace bought genes and the first genes obtainable through Baldwin's Bubbling Brew.
- The tertiary gene Smirch was both the first seasonal gene and the first gene to be luck based rather having a definite way of being obtained. It is a rare drop from Strange Chests during Night of the Nocturne.
- Filigree is infamous for how little it covers on some dragons